FILMS 2016

Belonging

Belonging

Category: Int Short Films
Director: Laura Seixas
Language: Portuguese (With Dialogue)
Country: Portugal
Year: 2014
Duration: 17 mins


Short Description:

The story takes place in 1948, in post WWII Europe. Amelia, a young girl, who struggles to communicate with her mother after the death of her father, is sent to the Portuguese provincial town of Elvas for a holiday with her uncles. There she meets Thomas, an Austrian refugee boy, who is being fostered by her Aunt and Uncle while they find his parents from whom he was separated during the war. After a rocky start, these children teach each other the true meaning of friendship and communication. This tale is based on a true story of the director’s grandmother who met a young refugee.