An endangered community: farmers who practice subsistence farming in a mountainous village of northern Portugal, deserted because of immigration. Between the evocation of the past and their uncertain future, we follow the 49 inhabitants through four seasons.
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Dans son premier long métrage, João Pedro Plácido documente le quotidien d’une communauté paysanne isolée au nord du Portugal pendant une année. Un retour à la terre qui séduit par la beauté de ses images et la sincérité de ses protagonistes.. Chronique complète à lire sur Citazine http://www.citazine.fr/article/volta-terra-sincerite-est-dans-pre
While I would have loved the immigration in the film's description actually tackled in the film, I'm not complaining much. The documentary was a great companion for all it's 74 minutes. The interesting day to day with the young man and the community and the cattle make for a - for some reason to me- calm, soothing experience.
Beautifully portrayed community in a remote village. Slow pace, picturesque landscape and gritty humor allow you to connect with the villagers and get a sense of their everyday experience as well as the struggle that comes with mass migration of peasants.