Ascensão Ascension

by Pedro Peralta

2016 Selection

Portugal 2016 18′ IN PORTUGUESE

International premiere Competition Short Film

At dawn, a group of peasants tries to rescue the body of a young man from the inside of a well. Women veil their faces in silence while men endure the situation. In the centre of it all, a mother awaits her son's body. How can life cease to be when in nature there is an enduring renewal?