Isabel, a girl in her late teens, is unable to determine herself and understand herself - lost in the memory of her late mother, living with her father and sister, and discovering love with... See full summary »
José Manuel Mendes
Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital. They don't seem to remember their mother, and are very... See full summary »
Inês de Medeiros
How strong can a film be? Its images can be powerful enough to give us emotions. This is what happens in this Portuguese gem. A film that deals both with surf and a religious personal quest. Surf, of course, can be a metaphor for life. For our age, when 140 characters can be a text, a film as 'This side of resurrection' can be a daring experience that forces its audience to seat, take a deep breath and dive with its protagonists siblings into the ocean of life.
Mr Sapinho and his cast have produce a beautiful mediation about life and faith - not only in God or Jesus, but in ourselves.
It was a pleasure to have it in the selection of São Paulo Film Festival/2011.
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