Past Perfect

Pasado perfecto
Past Perfect

Portugal | 2019 | DCP | Color | 23 min | Jorge Jácome

SATURDAY 5 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 5 | 20:45 HRS | 122 MIN (total running time)
TUESDAY 8 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 5 | 17:00 HRS | 122 MIN (total running time)


Director: Jorge Jácome
Screenplay: Jorge Jácome, Pedro Penim
Producer: Jorge Jácome
Cinematography: Jorge Jácome, Marta Simões
Editing: Jorge Jácome
Sound: Shugo Tekina, António Porém Pires
Music: Shugo Tekina, Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins, Chopin

“Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing of the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until origin of the species, at least. This feeling common to many latitudes is often presented as a diagnosis, a denial of a painful present as opposed to the desire to return to a glorious past.”Pedro Penim

Jorge Jácome was born in Viana do Castelo (Portugal) in 1988 and spent his childhood in Macau. He completed his degree in cinema in 2010 at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema and in 2016 graduated with ‘felicitations du jury’ from Le Fresnoy – Studio national des Arts Contemporains. His work is based on a strongly intuitive and sensorial process resulting in films made of narrative drifts, unexpected relationships and unusual encounters.
His short films have been shown at film festivals in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Slovenia, Poland and Israel, and in retrospectives at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, CalArts – California Institute of the Arts and at Georgetown University.

2019] Berlin International Film Festival [Germany]
[2019] Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival [Spain]
[2019] Hong Kong International Film Festival [Hong Kong]
[2019] Vilnius International Film Festival [Lithuania]
[2019] New Directors New Films [USA]
[2019] Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Best European Short Art Film Award) [The Netherlands]
[2019] Cortisol – Berlin [Germany]
[2019] IndieLisboa International Film Festival (International Competition's Short Film Grand
Prize) [Portugal]
[2019] Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Best Film Award) [Germany]
[2019] Sheffield DocFest [UK]
[2019] Special focus at Tabakalera [Spain]
[2019] Art Film Fest Košice [Slovakia]
[2019] Edinburgh International Film Festival [UK]
[2019] Cinema Jove – Valencia International Film Festival [Spain]
[2019] Curtas Vila do Conde [Portugal]
[2019] Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (Main Award) [Russia]
[2019] Rooftop Films Summer Series [USA]
[2019] Cinemateca Portuguesa [Portugal]
[2019] CineAvante! [Portugal]