Nada para ver aqui

Nothing to See Here
Like a stroke of white paint, the aeroplane’s condensation trail moves across the blue canvas of the sky. The voice on the radio is talking about an upcoming lunar eclipse – of which nothing will be seen here, on the outskirts of a city in Portugal. Instead, with touches of humour and magical realism, director Nicolas Bouchez observes the everyday happenings and colourful facets of a city where there is ostensibly nothing to see.
by Nicolas Bouchez
with Marta Lontrão, Francisco Nogueira
Portugal / Belgium / Hungary 2022 Portuguese 17’ Colour World premiere Documentary form recommendation: 14 years and up


  • Marta Lontrão (Kid’s Voice)
  • Francisco Nogueira (Radio Voice)


Written and Directed byNicolas Bouchez
CinematographyNicolas Bouchez
EditingNicolas Bouchez
MusicFrancisco Nogueira
Sound DesignNicolas Bouchez
SoundTaymour Boulos
Sound EditingMargaryta Kulichova
Graphic DesignAndres Silva Polanco
Assistant DirectorTaymour Boulos
ProducersVictor Candeias, Frederik Nikolai, Attila Kekesi
Co-ProductionUniversidade Lusofona, Lissabon
LUCA School of Arts, Brüssel
SZFE University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest

Nicolas Bouchez

The director, editor and cinematographer was born in Brussels in 1997. He studied film directing at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS) in Brussels and then participated in Doc Nomads, an Erasmus Mundus degree programme between Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. Nada para ver aqui (Nothing to See Here) is his graduation film. His adventurous work blends documentary, fiction and animation techniques to explore the relationships between people and urban landscapes.

Filmography (short films)

2020 Mr. Smoke · Information Fatigue 2022 Nada para ver aqui (Nothing to See Here)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022