International Short Film Contest 50 ED. 2022
Portugal – Germany 2021 22' Fiction
Portugal, the year 2000. Maria João, 11, lives in a suburb in the north of the country and is raised under the influence of a conservative upbringing. In preadolescence, she experiences changes in her perception of reality and in her relationship with her family and her best friend, Ana. Newfound sensuality and desire awaken in her new bodily sensations and affections.
Mariana Bártolo, born in Portugal in 1987, is a filmmaker, performer and media artist. She completed her studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2020, having studied dance in Lisbon until 2009. She directed the short films Whale Beards (2021), Interior (2017) and The Factory (2012) and also develops works in the fields of installation, photography, drawing and performance. Meek is her graduation film at KHM.