Journey to the Sun

Viagem ao Sol

  • Susana de Sousa Dias, Ansgar Schaefer
  • Portugal
  • 2021
  • 109 min
  • World Premiere
  • International Competition

Available in Docs for Sale after the world premiere at IDFA.

Journey to the Sun reflects on children in situations of conflict and post-conflict, and the potency of their gaze in revealing the realities obfuscated by official narratives.

The film is based on the testimonies of former Austrian children, who were sent to Portugal in the post-war period, to a country spared the ravages of war. Using only archival imagery, Journey to the Sun establishes multiple resonances with current-day Europe, where the space for the Other has been drastically reduced.


Susana de Sousa Dias, Ansgar Schaefer
Ansgar Schaefer for Kintop


World Sales
Ana Isabel Strindberg for Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency
Festival Handling
Luís Lemos for Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency

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DCP, color
Spoken languages

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