Batrachian's Ballad

Balada de um Batráquio

Director: Leonor Teles
PT 201611 min. 0 sec.

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Once upon a time, all the creatures were immeasurably happy and danced together. Just the frog was not invited… so he committed suicide.   There is a Portuguese tradition of placing ceramic frogs in the doorways to ward off gypsies. The director wanted to call attention to a tendency to deride other human beings. She weaves the life circumstance of Romani in Portugal today with the recollections of a yesterday.

Original language: ptSubtitles: en