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Title: “Passing By Zé Marôvas”; Length: 30’; Format: 16:9; Year of production: 2009; Language: Portugues. Subtitles: English; Producer Ulysses do Monte – Pana Tainies; Director: Aurora Ribeiro; Camera: David Santos; Sound direction: Diana Meireles; Idea: João Jorge Sarantopoulos; Editing: Aurora Ribeiro and Tomás Silva.
Every tourist coming to Portugal through Badajoz had to pass by the door of Zé Marôvas. He managed to find a way to call their attention and make them stop by his store.
Now that a new highway has been built, he can wait hours for a customer. But people and cars keep passing by and Zé Marôvas keeps passing all his time in his corner shop.
Sinopse: Todos os turistas que chegavam a Portugal por Badajoz (cidade fronteiriça que é importante ligação econômica e cultural entre Espanha e Portugal) tinham que passar pela porta de Zé Marôvas. Ele achava jeito de chamar a atenção dos passantes e fazê-los dar uma parada em sua loja. Agora que uma nova rodovia foi construída, ele espera horas por um freguês. Mas as pessoas e os automóveis continuam a passar, e Zé Marôvas continua a passar todo o seu tempo em sua loja de esquina.
Best Portuguese Short Movie in DocLisboa 09
Director’s Biography and curricula
Born in 1984 in Lisbon, she graduated in Film Direction from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. Her first short film, “Dear Carlos Alberto”, won several awards both nationally and internationally. “Passing by Zé Marôvas” is her first documentary film. It was shot in Redondo where she has lived 16 years of her life. She now lives in Faial, Azores.
1st award in Mise-en-Scene International Students’ Film Festival de Delhi(India) 2007
2nd award in Arouca Film Festival(Portugal) 2008
2nd award in 17th International Short Film Festival of Cergy-Pontoise(France) 2007
Public Award no 1º Primeiras (Lisboa) 2007
Best screenplay in 8th International Film School Festival, Escuela del Cine(Uruguai) 2007
Best screenplay in the Festival de Curtas da Universidade Autónoma (Portugal) 2007
Best actress in 8th Sesily youth film festival of Tbilisi(Georgia) 2007
Special Mention in TOM de Vídeo (Portugal) 2007