A Holiday from Mourning

Zara Dwinger Short film - 2020 - 15 min.
Twelve plus
Drug and alcohol abuse
Foul language

A trip to Portugal with some friends offers a teenage girl the brief chance not to think about her mother’s recent death – but it is not that easy to put aside her grief.

A teenager tries to escape the grief about her mother’s decease by joining her friends on a graduation trip to a Portuguese party town. Here, she immerses herself into a fuddle of liquor, drugs, dancing and sex. She bathes in the sun on the beach, buys ecstasy in a club and goes to a party with a local boy. But the faster she runs, the more the feeling she tries to escape catches up with her.


Production Company
Studio Ruba
Director of Photography
Production Design
Costume Design
Sound Design
Sara Luna Zorić
João Nunes Monteiro
Mohammed Azaay
Kapitein Kort
Production Country