LANGUAGES: English, Italian, Portuguese
Margarida Gil - Portugal - 104 MINS
Feature Film Drama, Family
"Beautiful 48-year-old Francisca, a former staff member at the European Commission, was planning a quiet future for herself. Her only son - a restless drifter, half mystic half poet beyond her control – is against these aspirations of hers. He disappears one day, she is left at a complete loss. On an impulse, Francisca seizes the opportunity to make a change in her life and boards the sailboat “À Flor do Mar”. To her amazement, memories and echoes of Portugal’s maritime epic history begin to emerge: The West/East divide and the drama of refugees, which is a constant presence. The journey grows troubled.