During a weekend in the winter, two young men attempt to rekindle their friendship, witnessed by a cold raging sea. BEIRA-MAR is a film about memories. When the directors met in film school, they realized they had had a very similar upbringing, sharing the same fears and similar desires. They both grew up spending their summers on the very same beach, although they never actually met during that time. Consequently, they decided to build the two main characters based on each other's experiences of when they were 18 years-old. Their film became the amalgamation of these memories, from this important moment of their lives, and ultimately a celebration of such unique coincidence. BEIRA-MAR was selected as one of the six works-in-progress screenings at the prestigious Toulouse's Cine en Construccion.
Did You Know?
Despite the coincidence, the blue hair wore by Tomaz in the film has no relation to the character Emma in La Vie D'Adele. Beira-Mar was shot in July 2012, ten months before La Vie D'Adele premiere in Cannes, and the writers were not aware of the existence of the comic book. The color blue was chosen in reference to the story Martin tells about his childhood, when he got lost in the beach and lifeguards raised a blue flag meaning "lost child found". See more