In the midst of the endless Atlantic Ocean, halfway to Canada, lies the island of Corvo. 440 inhabitants, it’s dimensions just 4 by 6 kilometers . The ambition of director Gonçalo Tocha and his soundman was "to film everything we can, every face, every tree, every rock." The result is an ideal holiday in good company - from the comfort of your cinema chair. Modern cinema at its best and already a prize winner at Locarno, Buenos Aires and San Francisco film festivals... Gerwin Tamsma
"Portuguese filmmaker Gonçalo Tocha dispenses with the myth of the invisible documentarian and lets his enthusiastic presence pervade his love letter to the isolated volcanic island of Corvo.”Anna Bak Kvapil
Gerwin Tamsma is responsible for programming IFFR’s feature films from China and Korea, Latin America and - in Europe - Belgium, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain and Portugal. He also coordinates the ‘Bright Future’ section, is part of the selection committee for the Tiger Awards competition, and serves on the committee of the Hubert Bals Fund. In 2012 he co-curated The Mouth of Garbage programme for IFFR.