Périphérique Nord

Paulo Carneiro

A filmmaker travels 2000km north where he meets some of his fellow countrymen, who have been forced to leave their country. Together, they share a love for cars. In these encounters, the vehicle becomes a prompt to discuss questions of identity and community, thus erasing the boundaries between society and territory. In the cold of the night, they find an escape from the harshness of the day.


[2022] Visions du Réel - Festival International de Cinéma Nyon [Switzerland]
[2022] IndieLisboa - International Film Festival (Special Mention of the Award for Best Director in a Portuguese Feature Film) [Portugal]
[2022] MDOC - Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço [Portugal]
[2022] Lima Alterna International Film Festival [Peru]
[2022] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2023] Dhaka International Film Festival [Bangladesh]
[2023] DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival [Finland]
[2023] Liberation Docfest Bangladesh [Bangladesh]
[2023] International Film Festival of Uruguay [Uruguay]
[2023] Ethnocineca - International Documentary Film Festival Vienna [Austria]
[2023] Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival [Serbia]
[2023] hádoc – Cinema Documental em Leiria [Portugal]
[2023] Saratov Sufferings International Film Festival of Documentary Drama [Russia]
[2023] Dili International Film Festival [East Timor]
[2023] ATLANTIDOC - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Uruguay ("Eduardo Coutinho" Award for Best Iberoamerican Documentary) [Uruguay]
[2024] Festival Ojoloco du Cinéma Ibérique & latino-américain [France]

Documentary, Fiction
2022, Portugal, Switzerland, Uruguay, 72'

Script: Paulo Carneiro
Cinematography: Laura Morales
Sound: Ricardo Leal, Joana Niza Braga
Editing: Paulo Carneiro, Luciano Scherer, André V. Almeida, Alex Piperno
Production: Paulo Carneiro / Bam Bam Cinema; Pedro Canavilhas / Vento Forte; Delphine Jeanneret / HEAD Genève; Alex Piperno / La Pobladora Cine