cláudia varejão

2012 Portugal FICTION 18 '

Morning Light closes a circle of three short films by Cláudia Varejão on family (dis)encounters, where the roads do not always coincide and unexpected disruptions are not necessarily the result of a failure. Everyday life hides larger and quieter forces and their understanding is often presented as a task too violent or even useless. Whatever the look that is allowed to live, the transcendence of human relations will always be there, front, unwavering and gross. Morning Light approaches the distance between three generations – mother, daughter and granddaughter. In a dense river that unites them, for no apparent reason other than exhaustion, a fissure emerges.


Was born in Porto in 1980. She began her film studies in Lisbon, first on camera and then later took a directing course at Restart. She has also done an intensive course on feature film directing at the International Film Academy in São Paulo and, undertook further film studies with the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin as part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Creativity Program.