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A woman, a mother, an immigrant: she’s waiting at the supermarket for her adult son to arrive and help her carry the heavy bags, something her aching back prevents her from doing on her own. On their way home, they recall past hardship, the burden of which they both carry as well, and thus look to their future. The camera observes how childhood memories, the migrant experience, and hope leave their mark on people’s bodies while also creating a deep familial bond in this universal micro-story about mother and son.
- Duration: 30 min.
Meet the director
Falcão Nhaga, born to a Cape Verdean mother and a Guinean father in 2000, grew up on the outskirts of Lisbon. He recently graduated from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema de Lisboa. His short film MISTIDA was selected for the La Cinef section at the Festival de Cannes in 2022.