Morning Shadows

Rita Cruchinho Neves

"I spend my life sitting, like an angel in the hands of a barber."

Consider the association suggested by a barber shop between a razor blade and a pen, the brush of a painter and a barber, water, blood and ink. The way in which the main character experiences elemental things.
The light travelling through space inhabits the body, its gestures, sensations and movement. The images – in this diary of lost things – represent loss and the healing of wounds.

Morning Shadows tells the story of a unique life on its circular journey under the light of a brightening black sun.


[2023] IndieLisboa - International Film Festival [Portugal]
[2023] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2023] Sustefest [Mexico]
[2023] CINANIMA - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação [Portugal]
[2023] Animation Marathon [Greece]
[2023] MUMIA - Mostra Udigrudi Mundial de Animação [Brazil]
[2023] SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 Computer Animation Festival [Australia]
[2024] PIAFF, Paris International Animation Film Festival [France]
[2024] MONSTRA Festival [Portugal]
[2024] Athens ANIMFEST [Greece]
[2024] Prémios Curtas [Portugal]
[2024] PORTO FEMME - Festival Internacional de Cinema [Portugal]

Animation, Fiction
2023, Portugal, 12’

Script: Pedro Castro Neves
Cinematography: Rita Cruchinho Neves
Sound: Maria Castro, Henri Le Boursicaud
Editing: Pedro Castro Neves, Rita Cruchinho Neves
Music: Teho Teardo
Production: Pedro Castro Neves / Modo Imago
Cast: Blixa Bargeld