Ashore portrays the life of a singular fisherman in an ancient riverfront community near Lisbon. Divided between the quiet solitude of the river and the family ties that wash him ashore, the film follows Albertino Lobo, as nature renews itself with each season cycle.
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The school's academic application of the classic frame is irreproachable, hence many frames seen from below with the human figure cut out in the blue sky - as in a Vidor or Ford, and are good. But there is no perspective, in structural and personalized terms, on the people and spaces that are filmed - it's just filming what's up, it's a kind of withdrawal.The sound bridges are so banal that they emphasize annoyance.