Bela Mandil

Helena Estrela


Through saline paths, hand in hand, two lovers wander. Whoever sees them feels afraid of the echoes from the past. A fervent summer atmosphere rises. A song from the tides faints and invades the beach.

Director Biography

Helena Estrela (b. 1993, Porto) studied Cinema at Lisbon Theatre and Film School, graduating in Film Directing in 2015. In the academic context she has developed and participated in a variety of projects, having dedicated most of her work to film directing and editing. Among these projects, we could stand out her internship in Teresa Villaverde’s feature film “Colo” and her graduating project ­ Heroísmo. This short film had its world premiere at IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival 2016 and in 2018 it won the Feats Award for Best Short Film at FICUNAM.

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