“May the Earth Become the Sky” awarded in DocLisboa ‘22
The documentary May the Earth Become the Sky, a film directed by Ana Vîjdea in DocNomads, won the Best Short Film Award at the 20th DocLisboa Film Festival, Portugal.
Jury statement: “A beautifully filmed, and very subtly, thoughtfully edited piece about belief as raw material of the cinematic endeavour. The jury celebrates this film as the discovery of a solid filmmaking touch, hoping it will travel far and wide, as we look forward to following the future work of its director.”
By Ana Vîjdea (Romania) • 15’ • 2022
Maria, a 48-year-old woman, is trapped between two worlds—one guided by asceticism, the other fuelled by the need to reconnect and be with her two sons. Through carefully composed shots and minimalistic sound, we glimpse into her everyday life, thoughts, and emotions.