"Bustarenga", a documentary by director Ana Maria Gomes will have its national premiere at the 17th edition of IndieLisboa - International Film Festival, to be held from August 25th to September 5th.
This is the most recent film by the Luso-French director, and it is among the selections of the National Competition of short films, scheduled to be screened on August 26th and September 3rd, at Cinema São Jorge.
Co-produced by Curtas Metragens (Portugal) and Ecce Films (France), with international distribution by the Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency, the film tells the story of Ana who returns in the summer to Bustarenga, a small mountain village in the interior of Portugal. Its inhabitants, worried about the fact that the protagonist is single at 36, make her listen to advice and warnings to find Prince Charming, according to the precepts of the village.
Ana Maria Gomes, majored at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, made her first short film, “Simomen", in 2004. In 2015, she directed "António, Dashing António", winner of the Portuguese Competition of Curtas Vila do Conde. In 2019, she directed "Bustarenga", recently awarded the Grand Prix at Doc En Courts in France.
After this screening at IndieLisboa, the director will be one of the artists in focus - together with directors Elena López Riera and Ana Elena Tejera - in the new section of Curtas Vila do Conde, "New Voices", dedicated to new talents in world cinema.