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"Mercury"

Mercúrio
Director: Sandro Aguilar

Portugal, Drama, 2010, 18:35 min.

"Mercury" opens up an unexpected visual landscape by showing the intimate encounter of two people through glass that turns into a strange half mirror that reflects reflections, and turns around the inside and the outside world in a visual and emotional way. As Goethe put it: “Nothing is inside, nothing is outside, because what is inside is outside”. In this experimental animation no one belongs to anyone, everything changes before our eyes.

Awards:

2010 – Award for the Best Short at the Gijón Film Festival (Spain).
2011 – Principal Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany).

Section: Short film program “Expanded Glimpses“

Screenplay: Sandro Aguilar

Dir. of Photography: Rui Xavier

Music: Marco Leão, Tiago Matos