Beyond the Mountains

by Aya Koretzky


“Immerse yourself in the landscapes of the Mondego where I came to live with my parents as a child, leaving behind Tokyo, where I was born. In reading letters exchanged with friends and family who stayed in Japan, I reflect on the coming to Portugal and I recall the past in an attempt to retain fleeting memory, a trip to the spirits who remain with me”.


Portugal  2011  60mn  16:9  Japanese & French  1st Feature Film

Original title

Yama No Anata

Written by

Aya Koretzky

Produced by

Miguel Clara Vasconcelos


Anuta Koretzky, Aya Koretzky, Jiro Koretzky


Aya Koretzky, Jiro Koretzky & Tiago Pereira

Festivals and Awards

  • Doc Lisboa – Portuguese Competition – Best Feature-length Film Award
  • Doclisboa Novo – Schools Award 
  • Rotterdam IFF 2012 – Spectrum Shorts
  • Panazorean FF – Portugal – Special Jury Prize
  • Curitiba Film Festival – Brazil – Olhar Award
  • Femina Film Festival – Brazil
  • Lussas Film Festival – France
  • Cinemed –  France – Documentary Competition
  • Exhibition “3 Fois Rien”- France – Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Sevilla – Spain – Doc section
  • Cinema Planeta Mexico – Competition