26th TIDF: Greek Premiere
In the quiet psychedelia of Jorge Jácome’s Shrooms, the filmmaker’s invocation of an altered mental state eschews the cartoonishly trippy in lieu of a heightened grasp of looking and listening. Moving in sequence from a hushed forest forage for the Psilocybin-laced fungi, their sorting and delivery via carrier pigeons and eventual ingestion by Lisbon locals, each passage is accompanied by perfectly intimate and sensitive voiceovers, with the magic of the natural world accentuated by cinematographer Marta Simões’ beguiling in-camera effects: refracted light, jump cuts, reflections and single-frame exposures. (Jesse Cumming)
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Jorge Jácome
Cinematography: Marta Simões
Editing: Jorge Jácome
Sound: Shugo Tekina, Shugo Tekina, Tiago Matos
Music: Shugo Tekina
Production: Ukbar Filmes
Producers: Pandora da Cunha Telles, Pablo Iraola
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Portugal
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 18'
Contact: Portugal Film

Jorge Jácome


2013 Plutao (short)
2017 Flores (short)
2022 Super Natural
2023 Shrooms (short)