Between The Shadows

Mónica Santos, Alice Guimarães


Natália, trapped in a tedious job, engages in a search for a stolen heart. In a world where hearts can be deposited in a bank, the protagonist faces a dilemma: give her heart or keep it to herself?

Director Biographies

‪Alice Eça Guimarães studied digital arts at the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University. Since then, she has taken a special interest in animation, and through the years, she made small animated films for several brands such as Sonae, the Intermarché, and the publisher Leya, and also educational films, such as the awarded A incrível História das Linhas de Torres Vedras.

‪Mónica Santos studied at the Royal College of Art, Communication art & design, London, where she had a scholarship given by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Versatile in both theoretical and practical views on cinema, Monica not only had presentations of her films in Portugal, United Kingdom, France and Italy, but currently she is doing a PhD in film studies. In addition to working in real and animated moving images, she makes several illustrations for various periodicals such as Jornal de Notícias, Diário de Notícias, Jornal i, Expresso, Visão among others.

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