PRIZES
Best Short Film at Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, 2020 in Coimbra [PT]
Jury Award at Vista Curta Festival on the Local Competition, 2020 in Viseu [PT]
Best Short Film at Family Film Project — Archive, Memory, Ethnography — International Festival, 2020 in Porto [PT]
1st Prize at Corto e Fieno International Festival, 2020 in Omegna [IT]
1st Prize for the Best film at Doc en Courts Festival, 2019 in Lyon [FR]
Special Mention of the Jury & Mention for all the women, Villeurbanne Short Film Festival 2019 [FR]

    Director: Ana Maria Gomes
    With: Carmina Gonçalves Silva Torres, Benta De Almeida, Tiago Manuel Loureiro Figueiredo Bizarro, Zita Bizarro, Marcolina Gomes Teixeira, Ana Maria Gomes, Marcelo Gomes Da Silva, Marcia Fernandes Gomes, Maria Alice Batista Gomes, Flavia Alexandra Santos, Maria De Almeida Fernandes, Carminda De Almeida Guimarães, Isaura De Almeida Gomes, Casimiro Americo Batista Gomes Teixeira, Jose Antοnio Fernandes Da Silva, Arminda Almeida Marcelino
    Photography: Ana Maria Gomes
    Editing: Suzana Pedro
    Recording Engineer: Diana Meireles
    Sound Editor & Sound Effects Editor: Colin Idier
    Sound Mixer: Simon Apostolou
    Color Correction: Yannig Willmann
    Visual Effects: Ana Maria Gomes
    Assistants: Joana Magalhaes, Margarida Lemos
    Producers: Emmanuel Chaumet (Ecce Films) & Miguel Dias (Curtas Metragens C.R.L.)

    25th Caminhos do Cinema Português Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente, Nov. 2020, Coimbra [PT]
    OFF Corto e Fieno Cascina Cuccagna, Nov. 2020, Milan [IT]
    65th Seminci International Film Festival of Valadollid, Oct. 2020, Valadollid [ES]
    Shortcutz 10 years — Maus Hábitos, Oct. 2020, Porto [PT]
    10th Festival Vista Curta Oct. 2020, Viseu [PT]
    9th Family Film Project — Archive, Memory, Ethnography — International Film Fest, Oct. 2020, Porto [PT]
    28th Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival — New Voices Vila do Conde, Oct. 2020, [PT]
    11th Corto e Fieno — Rural Film Festival Oct. 2020, Omegna [IT]
    16th Kino Otok Izola Cinema International Film Festival, August 2020, Izola [SLOVENIA]
    17th IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente August 2020, Lisboa [PT]
    26th Film Festival della Lessinia August 2020, Lessinia [IT]
    Doc en Cours 2020, Centre Pompidou by the Bpi Cinémathèque du documentaire, March 2020, Paris [FR]
    C'est quoi l'amour? Cinéma Le Studio by La Fête du court métrage, Ciné 93, March 2020, Paris [FR]
    Festival Doc en Courts Grand Prix, Dec. 2019, Lyon [FR]
    Villeurbanne Short Film Festival Jury Mention for the film & Mention for the women of the film, Nov. 2019 [FR]
    Nice Short Film Festival European Competition, Oct. 2019, Nice [FR]


    Festival Doc en Courts — 1st Prize
    By the jury of the festival – Georges-Henri Morin, Philippe Roger, Anne-Françoise Sarger (11.2019)
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    [FR] « Le jury a beaucoup aimé ce beau film de transmission générationnelle sur cette grande question qu’est l’amour, traitée avec tendresse mais aussi avec un humour distancié qui évoque celui de Luc Moullet par la manière dont la cinéaste se met elle-même en scène avec intelligence et distance. Au cœur du film, un sujet grave traité de façon légère, qui amène toute la modernité contemporaine des rencontres à l’heure des réseaux sociaux dans un hameau aux mœurs presque archaïques. Un très beau travail de montage construit le film comme une balade sur le thème du prince charmant, où les prises de parole et les regards se répondent toujours à une distance juste. »
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    [EN] According to the DocEnCourts jury, "Bustarenga" is "a beautiful film about the great question of love, portrayed with tenderness but also with a distant humor that evokes that of Luc Moullet for the way the filmmaker addresses himself with intelligence and distance. At the center of the film there’s a serious theme lightly represented, which brings all the contemporary modernity of encounters to the era of social media in a village with almost archaic customs. A beautiful editing work that builds the film as a ballad on the theme of Prince Charming, where words and looks always respond to each other at the right distance".


    Festival Corto e Fieno — 1st Prize
    By the jury of the festival (10.2020)
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    [EN] "Playful and never banal reflection on love and on the social construction of gender roles, of masculinity and femininity. The director has the ability to weave a personal and sociological story at the same time, within which she can fully get involved in first person, thematizing her relationship with a culture and a tradition she is both daughter and witness. The result is a choral story animated by significantly genuine, open and vital portraits of a rural world presented without idealizations or myths."
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    [IT] « Riflessione giocosa e mai banale sull’amore e sulla costruzione sociale dei ruoli di genere, della maschilità e della femminilità. La regista ha la capacità di tessere un racconto personale e sociologico al tempo stesso, all’interno del quale riesce a mettersi pienamente in gioco in prima persona, tematizzando così il proprio rapporto con una cultura e una tradizione di cui è sia figlia che testimone. Il risultato è un racconto corale animato da ritratti significativamente genuini, aperti e vitali di un mondo rurale presentato senza idealizzazioni né mitizzazioni. »


    Family Film Project / Archive, Memory and Ethnography — Best short Film
    By the jury of the festival – Luísa Sequeira, Maria Mendes, Teresa Macrí (10.2020)
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    [EN] "For the way in which the director presents us with fascinating characters, for her humor - and for offering us such a rich portrait of a family nucleus from a point of view that is both foreign and belonging. Because of the way the director participates in the film to dialogue with these characters, always looking them in the face and never from above. “Bustarenga” is a beautiful film that gives us a lot."
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    [PT] "Pela maneira como nos apresenta personagens fascinantes, pelo humor - e por nos oferecer um retrato tão rico de um núcleo familiar a partir de um ponto de vista simultaneamente estrangeiro e pertencente. Pela forma como a realizadora entra no filme para dialogar com essas personagens, sempre a olhá-las de frente e jamais de cima. “Bustarenga” é um belo filme que nos traz muito."


    Vista Curta Festival — Jury Award on the local competition
    By the jury of the festival – Margarida Cardoso, Cristóvão Cunha, Zé Tavares (11.2020)
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    [PT] "Como Jean Renoir diria em relação à criação, não há fórmulas secretas de como ter o filho perfeito. Ele nasce de um passeio no campo, num dia de chuva, numa brincadeira no palheiro. Não será perfeito mas nasce de um sentimento verdadeiro, de uma vontade clara e inequívoca. Por esse humanismo e clareza de intenções, por esse fascínio e recuperação de uma memória geracional, hoje tão pouco valorizada, o júri decidiu atribuir o prémio da competição local a Bustarenga, de Ana Maria Gomes."