The Boat and The River

Vera is a religious woman who takes care of a boat in the port of Manaus. She needs to deal with her sister Josi with whom she disagrees about how to handle the boat and how to live life.

  • Bernardo Ale Abinader
    Director
  • Bernardo Ale Abinader
    Writer
  • Hamyle Nobre
    Producer
  • Isabela Catão
    Key Cast
  • Carolinne Nunes
    Key Cast
  • Márcia Vinagre
    Key Cast
  • Diego Bauer
    Key Cast
  • Valentina Ricardo
    DoP
  • César Nogueira
    Editing
  • Heverson Batista a.k.a. Batata
    Music by
  • Ana Paula Oliveira
    Casting
  • Lucas Coelho
    Sound Design & Mixing
  • Francisco Ricardo
    Production Design
  • Ismara Antunes
    1st AD
  • Keila Serruya
    Production Manager
  • Heverson Batista a.k.a. Batata
    Production Sound
  • Willian Daurício
    Production Sound
  • Angelita Feijó
    Make Up & Hairdresser
  • Anália Nogueira
    Costumes by
  • Doc & Rio Festival Agency
    Festival Agent
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    O Barco e O Rio
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Women, Religion, Sea, Family
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival de Cinema de Gramado
    Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul
    Brazil
    September 18, 2020
    World Premiere
    Winner - Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Audience Award & Best Short
  • Cine Ceará
    Fortaleza
    Brazil
    December 3, 2020
    CRITICS AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM, SAMBURA TROPHY FOR BEST SHORT FILM
  • Bogoshorts - Bogota Short Film festival
    Bogota
    Colombia
    December 3, 2020
    International Premiere
    Official Selection (Academy Awards Qualifier)
  • Huesca Film Festival
    Huesca
    Spain
    June 5, 2021
    European Premiere
    Jury Mention
  • CurtaCinema - Rio de Janeiro Short Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    November 22, 2020
    Official Selection (Academy Awards Qualifier)
  • Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival in the Sky
    Selangon
    Malaysia
    Asian Premiere
    Special Jury Prize
  • Shorts Mexico
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    August 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FIC Viña
    Viña del Mar
    Chile
    September 6, 2021
    Chilean Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival do Rio
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    August 5, 2021
  • Huelva Iberoamerican Film Festival
    Huelva
    Spain
    November 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Quito
    Quito
    Ecuador
    August 17, 2021
    Ecuadorian Premiere
  • Cineamazonia
    Porto Velho
    Brazil
    December 1, 2020
    Best Production, Best Live Action Short, Best Director & Best Leading Actress
  • Lobo Fest
    Brasilia
    Brazil
    December 1, 2020
    Best Brazilian Short
  • Mostra Tiradentes
    Tiradentes
    Brazil
    January 22, 2021
  • Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema
    Salvador
    Brazil
    February 24, 2021
  • Festival de Cinema de Vitória
    Vitória
    Brazil
    November 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Guarnicê Festival de Cinema
    São Luís
    Brazil
    September 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Olhar do Norte
    Manaus
    Brazil
    December 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Santos Film Festival
    Santos, SP
    Brazil
    March 16, 2021
  • Ischia Film Festival
    Ischia
    Italy
    June 26, 2021
    Italian Premiere
  • Yerevan Short Film Festival
    Yerevan
    Armenia
    November 7, 2021
    Official Selection
  • East Lansing Film Festival
    Michigan
    United States
    November 11, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Baku International Short Film Festival
    Baku
    Azerbaijan
    November 19, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FICE - Festival Internacional de Cine de Ensenada
    Ensenada
    Argentina
    December 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Mostra Curtas Vazantes
    Vazante, Ceará
    Brazil
    June 14, 2021
  • Varese International Film Festival
    Varese
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • Mostra Cinema do Presente

    Brazil
    March 10, 2021
  • Borrego Springs Film Festival
    Borrego Springs, CA
    United States
    January 13, 2022
    West Coast
    Official Selection
  • CineAlter: Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão
    Alter do Chão
    Brazil
    November 18, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Indie Festival
    Belo Horizonte
    Brazil
    December 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Kautik International Film Festival
    Marchula
    India
    December 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 16 Festival Comunicurtas
    Campina Grande
    Brazil
    December 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Giallo International Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    November 25, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Bernardo Ale Abinader

Bernardo Ale Abinader is director and screenwriter for Fita Crepe Filmes e Artes Cênicas Ltda. He holds a degree in Technology in Audiovisual Production from the State University of Amazonas. He has directed and scripted the sort films Monsters (2015), Amen (2016), The Leaking Tap (2018) and The Boat and The River (2020).

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