The Hissing of Summer Sands

Catarina Mourão

“The whistle man” was a typical character of the portuguese sea-side during the
Fascist Portugal. His story has so many versions that he has become a myth: A poor crazy man who lost his baby girl, a professional homeless who lived from the charity of rich families, a pedofile or a summer father Christmas. His whistle announced his arrival and attracted boys and girls or made them run away. Last
year I found 30 seconds of footage of this man which until then was just a memory. Is he more real now?


Documentary, Fiction
2019, Portugal, 15’

Script: Catarina Mourão
Cinematography: Paulo Menezes
Sound: Armanda Carvalho, Tiago Matos
Music: Joana Gama, Luís Fernandes, Ricardo Jacinto, Bruno Pernadas
Editing: Pedro Mateus Duarte
Production: Laranja Azul

SCREENER REQUEST »