Scene from the film Ruby


  • Portugal
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The chorus of dawn descends the burned mountain, echoing in the shale walls of a Portuguese village. Ruby awakens and stands in the half light. Outside, her dog Frankie has run away. Daughter of two worlds, the one that the English parents left behind and the Portuguese land of her upbringing that still calls her a foreigner, Ruby moves between the borders of both, without belonging to either. Her best friend, Millie, will be returning to England; the end of their childhood meets the end of a warm summer day.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mariana Gaivão
  • Cast
    Ruby Taylor, Millie Romer
  • Cinematography
    João Ribeiro
  • Editing
    Mariana Gaivão
  • Sound
    Rafael Cardoso
  • Runtime
    25 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • DocNomads - Portuguese Cinema, Culture and Identity
    • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, Canada
    • Internacional Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Psarokokalo - Athens International Short Film Festival, Greece
    • Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA
    • Burgas International Film Festival, Bulgaria
    • International Festival of Documentary and Short Films of Bilbao, Spain
    • Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
    • Mecal - International Short Film Festival of Barcelona, Spain
    • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Festival Internacional de Cine, Spain
  • Awards
    • Cervantes Award as Best Creative Short / Medfilm Festival, Italy
    • Best Short Film, Best Poster / Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal
    • Prize for the Best Portuguese Director / Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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