International Competition – Cutting Edge

A volta ao mundo quando tinhas 30 anos

Around the World When You Were My Age

Aya Koretzky

Portugal 2018. 110 Min.
color. DCP. Jap/e

Accepting adventure, exploring the world and getting a better idea of it: that was the plan with which Jiro Koretzky embarked on a journey around the globe in the 1970s, as a young man aged thirty. Koretzky, who later became a landscape architect, held on to his numerous photos and notes from these travels like a treasure. A treasure that his daughter has now dug up for her film and transformed into a loving, cinematically reconstructed travel diary. The father – with his tireless yearning to explore places and people, as well as all the minor and major miracles of nature – is omnipresent. For him, and with him, the Portuguese-born director, who now commutes between Lisbon and Tokyo, has used the photographs and present-day Super-8 footage to bring together the past and the present, history and private material, into a complex mosaic of memory, which lives off the magic of fleeting moments as well as off the vivid voice and thoughts of a man who not only experienced the most diverse countries, but also looked deep inside himself throughout the course of his life. (pj)


DirectorAya Koretzky
ScreenplayAya Koretzky, Jiro Koretzky
CinematographyAya Koretzky
EditingTomás Baltazar
WithJiro Koretzky, Aya Koretzky, Anna Koretzky
ProducersJoana Ferreira, Isabel Machado