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I can't look at the sea too long, otherwise I lose interest in what happens on land.

A woman is walking around the archeological museum, listening to the story of the burial traditions. Then one's eye meets an endless dark sea, submerges itself for an underwater travel and, lastly, finds itself in a session of magic and incantations.


2016 - Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur – Salomé Lamas Person in Focus, Switzerland
2016 - Arco.Lisboa - Art Fair, Portugal
2016 - Europe on Screen - Workshop, Indonesia
2016 - Union Docs, USA
2016 – TABAKALERA – Artist of the Month, Spain
2015 - Panorama of European Cinema - Salomé Lamas Focus, Egypt
2015 - NexT International Film Festival, Romania
2014 - Porto Forum of the Future, Portugal

Salomé Lamas

Salomé Lamas has studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts (MFA) in Amsterdam and is a Ph.D candidate in film studies in Coimbra. Her works challenge the apparent boundary between documentary and fiction in the moving image. The director analyses the relation between the narrative, memory and history, she also tries to give an insight of the traumatic experiences, invisible history and colonial violence, always focusing on the human being.


The length of her films vary, and her work has been showcased both in art venues and film festivals such as the Netherlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, BAFICI, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Rome Film Festival, Documenta Madrid, Guggenheim Bilbao, Harvard Film Archive, Cinéma du Réel, etc. Lamas was awarded fellowships at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Bogliasco Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, etc.