Fábio Cunha | Portugal 2013 | 57 Min. | OmeU
Married since 52 years, Manuel and Augusta live in a small village of Trás os Montes, a region in the northeast of Portugal. Miguel Torga, a famous Portuguese writer, used to call it “Magic Kingdom”. Due to the mobilization to the cities, this interior province of the country is slowly vanishing. These two lovers still live there, representing a generation of people, who always worked as farmers and a self-subsistence way of live that is disappearing. The following generations went away, and those who stayed, searched for a more comfortable profession.
Manuel and Augusta form an inseparable team of peculiar tenderness. Helping each other, they feed a life shaped by agriculture. Aware that “quitting is dying” and that they are allowed to take vacation only when they are ill, they turn work into dialogue and joy. It’s in one of those conversations in which they remember the summer fair, where “they got together”.