Terra Franca

Directed by
Leonor Teles
Produced by
Portugal Film
| 2020 | 80 Min

Leonor Teles made waves over the last couple of years with her radical, punk spirit with her Golden Bear-winning short film Balada de um Batráquio (Batrachian’s Ballad).

Terra Franca presents us with a fisherman pushing his late-50s, living in a riverside community with his family. What ensues is a series of informal, welcoming vignettes from concerning such events as the much-anticipated marriage of his daughter to brief observations on a changing world.