As Melusinas à Margem do Rio won the Doclisboa Award for Best Portuguese Competition Film
As Melusinas à Margem do Rio, directed by Melanie Pereira and produced by Red Desert, won three awards at DocLisboa: The Fernando Lopes Award for Best Portuguese First Film, the School Award for Best Film, and the HBO Award for Best Portuguese Competition Film.
HBO Max Award for Best Portuguese Competition Film.
Fernando Lopes Award.
In the Portuguese Competition, the HBO Max Award for Best Film went to As Melusinas à Margem do Rio, by Melanie Pereira, “for creating a form to reimagine a legend though the experience of working people, gender and national identity”.
Born in Luxembourg to immigrant families, five women reflect on countries, identities, fragments, and mermaids. While searching among mountains and rivers for Melusina, the mutant and legendary mermaid of the city of Luxembourg, the director talks to four women about their uncertain identities : what it is like to be an immigrant without being one, and to be Luxembourgish without being one. A journey through memories in rainy times. A search for ever-fragmented identities. An uncertain attempt at reconciliations.
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