Short Films Competition | 15 min | 2018


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About the Film

Guaxuma is a riveting short film that uses sand-animation to evoke intimate childhood memories, friendship and shared dreams. It pays tribute to Tayra, with whom Nara Normande, the film’s director, grew up. Nara moved to the city when she became a teenager; but she returns every now and then because the sea breeze brings her some happy memories as she recalls the good old days they spent together.


Film Info

Section Short Films Competition
Year 2018
Length 15 min
Language Portuguese
Country France, Brazil
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Nara Normande
Screenplay Nara Normande
Cinematography Maíra Iabrudi , Pedro Sotero, Simon Gesrel, Jean-Louis Padis
Music Normand Roger
Editing Eduardo Serrano
Producer Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty, Livia de Melo
Production Company LES VALSEURS, Vilarejo Filmes
Sound Design
Sound Normand Roger

Film Contacts

Directed by: Nara Normande

Nara Normande was born in Guaxuma and later moved to Recife, where a new generation of Brazilian directors was about to emerge. In 2014, she co-directed with Tião a live action fiction, Sem Coração, that received the Illy Prize of best short film at the Director's Fortnight. In 2018, her last film, Guaxuma, mixes several animation techniques all connected to sand.