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“The Book of Everything” is a story about generation Y, the era of individualistic and extremely competitive people, who believe their meant to be exceptional. A generation where the unrealistic expectations rarely match reality. The story revolves around a young adult who is subject to the same circumstances and above all else wishes to be recognized by truly memorable achievements. Mota says he has been touched by god and is going to write a book about everything.
In the LIMBO between the real world and Mota’s conscience the journey begins. The narrative oscillates between action and inertia, writing and procrastinating. The book of everything assumes an identity crisis. Mota, as other of his age, is subject to social pressure of making it big. He becomes so desperate at the reality of his life that builds a parallel one. It’s a movie about the unachievable realization of the individual.

  • Joana Alves
  • Gil Costa, Joana Alves e Luís Porto
  • Gil Costa
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2016
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  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola das Artes (Jaime Neves -
Director Biography - Joana Alves

Born in Bragança, Portugal in 1994, studied Sound and Image at the Catholic University of Porto where she made the short film "The Book of Everything" and a documentary "The Wait" in its degree.

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