Synopsis

Yearning | Nice IFF 2018

Directed By
Niav Padelis

Category
Short Film

Synopsis
Lydia and Alberto have been married for five years and they live in Lisbon, Portugal. Alberto loves his home city but Lydia yearns to return to England. Alberto longs to have a child but Lydia is unwilling due to past traumas. Their marriage is in crisis and Alberto is doing everything he can to help her realise how wonderful Lisbon is. Lydia taunts him with her longings for England and Alberto struggles with the thought of never becoming a father. They seek help by praying to Our Lady at a special shrine at the highest point of the city. When they return home from the shrine Lydia becomes morose. Alberto throws his wedding ring on the table and declares he can no longer stay in the relationship.

Run time: 7m