Tchau Tchau

by Cristèle Alves Meira

France
2021
18 min
OV French, Portuguese - French subtitles
Short film
Fiction
Color
DCP

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In competition 2021

Official synopsis

As the pandemic forbade people to bury the dead together, a little girl separated from her grandfather invented a way to bid him farewell.

The programmer’s eye

Frontal proximity is first imposed, through interposed screens, in the complicit relationship between an old man and his granddaughter. Documentary in appearance, the film masterfully slips into fiction and plays on the porosity between the two, simultaneously questioning our desire to penetrate the lives of others. This hybrid short film narrates, through silences, the time of memory and nostalgia, of a mourning that one shapes on their own, alone in the territory of childhood, to survive a world from which one struggles to make sense of. — Laura Pertuy

Biography and Filmography

A trained actress, Cristèle Alves Meira began her career as a theater director. After her first two documentaries shot in Cape Verde and Angola, she directed two short fictions filmed in her mother's village, in Tras-os-Montes: “Sol Branco”, which won awards in numerous festivals, and “Campo de Víboras”, presented at the Critics’ Week, which is also the case of her latest short film, “Invisível Herói”. Cristèle is currently preparing her first feature film, “Bruxas”.

2021 - TCHAU TCHAU (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira - Director, Screenwriter
2019 - INVISÍVEL HERÓI (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira - Director, Screenwriter
2016 - CAMPO DE VÍBORAS (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - SOL BRANCO (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira - Director, Screenwriter
2010 - BORN IN LUANDA (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira and Julien Michel - Director
2007 - SOM & MORABEZA (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira and Julien Michel - Director

Cristèle Alves Meira

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de Cristèle Alves Meira

A trained actress, Cristèle Alves Meira began her career as a theater director. After her first two documentaries shot in Cape Verde and Angola, she directed two short fictions filmed in her mother's village, in Tras-os-Montes: “Sol Branco”, which won awards in numerous festivals, and “Campo de Víboras”, presented at the Critics’ Week, which is also the case of her latest short film, “Invisível Herói”. Cristèle is currently preparing her first feature film, “Bruxas”.

2021 - TCHAU TCHAU (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira - Director, Screenwriter
2019 - INVISÍVEL HERÓI (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira - Director, Screenwriter
2016 - CAMPO DE VÍBORAS (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira - Director, Screenwriter
2014 - SOL BRANCO (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira - Director, Screenwriter
2010 - BORN IN LUANDA (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira and Julien Michel - Director
2007 - SOM & MORABEZA (Short) - Cristèle Alves Meira and Julien Michel - Director