Ilha das Flores (Island of Flowers)

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 1989
Duration 13 minutes
Type Documentary short
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese, with English subtitles
Director(s) Jorge Furtado
Rating All Ages
Contact n/a


This is the ironic saga of a tomato. Beginning life on Mr Suzuki’s farm, the tomato is sold to a supermarket, where it is bought by Mrs Anete. At home, Mrs Anete decides the tomato is spoiled and throws it in the garbage. Together with the rest of the trash, the tomato is taken to a landfill. There, the best organic material becomes food for pigs, while the rest is given to poor women and children. A modern classic, Ilha das Flores is widely considered one of the greatest short films ever made.

Awards: Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival 1990; Silver Daisy, Silver Daisy Awards, Brazil 1990

Trinidad & Tobago premiere.


Date: Tue 31 Aug, 2010
Category: ttff news and features

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