Back to the Future


Two people talk about two places that have disappeared or been transformed. Places that exist only in memory, and that resurface when evoked by those who remember them, their affections and their disaffection. A guided tour of the past and present, with concerns for the future.


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Back to the Futur is part of in-depth research throughout 2023, which preceded the creation of the show Terminal (The State of the World).

  • 29 a 21 July 2024, Festival d'Avignon (FR) Café des Idées
  • a 17 July 2024, Festival d'Avignon (FR) Cinema Utopia-Manutention

Directed by
Hélder Gonçalves
Sound mixing
Nelson Carvalho


Artistic direction
Inês Barahona and Miguel Fragata
Executive production
Luna Rebelo and Sofia Bernardo
Assistant producer
Beatriz Brito
Martinho Filipe and Rita Tomás (consultant)
Formiga Atómica
Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre du Point du Jour, Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Centro Cultural do Cartaxo, Cine-Teatro São Pedro de Alcanena, Comédias do Minho, Companhia Mascarenhas-Martins, Lavrar o Mar, Município de Mértola, Município de Setúbal, Teatro Municipal de Ourém, Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II en partenariat avec Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Virgínia, Teatro Viriato, Trigo Limpo teatro ACERT