An insight on sensorial experiences, collective memory and sense of identity of the wool workers from Covilhã (Portugal), establishing a link with the abandoned and degraded factories that have once been a symbol of prosperity.
“It is precisely in a state of accelerated cosmopolitanization that Portuguese culture lives today”. This statement by the portuguese writer Miguel Real, in his book Fundamental Traits of Portuguese Culture was an inspiration to register a villager in Alentejo region (Portugal).
Hands tell stories. Their deep traces carry the weight of work, they rejoice in youth and remember the life that has passed. A poetic documentary and a reflection on the contrast between youth and old age.
On may 22nd, 1958, General Humberto Delgado gave the famous speech that concluded his rally in Chaves, at the Cine-Parque. The secret police PIDE destroyed all voice recordings of the General after the campaign, except this one, because it was buried in a backyard for many years.
A documentary about a woman who works for a Portuguese textile company that produces baby clothes. The film is a conversation in which she reveals a singular perspective about the daily life in the company with some socio-political issues.
Amid landscapes of rock and emptiness, stories echo about a fear that no longer exists.
"I build images, I look for senses. I make a choice. The feminine side of machines. From here on the plot begins to be woven."
Eugénio de Andrade (1923-2005) is one of the greatest Portuguese poets. He was born in Póvoa de Atalaia, a village in the interior center of Portugal. The film visits the place where his house still exists.
Devil’s Village shows the relationship between the residents of the small village of Cidões, in the north of Portugal, and the beliefs and traditions that the Cabra and Canhoto festivals represent to them.
Comrades in Arms shows, in a very personal way, the experience of young men who choose to leave being the life of a civilian to become part of the navy at the Escola de Fuzileiros/Marine School of the Portuguese Navy.
An abandoned house is visited by different people who make comments about it and about what they see inside.
Russa returns to Bairro do Aleixo in Porto, visiting her sister and friends with whom she celebrates her son’s birthday. In this brief reunion, Russa returns to the collective memory of her neighbourhood where three of the five towers still remain standing.
Varziela, Vila do Conde, the biggest Chinatown in Portugal. A man wearing a hat and a missing woman. A high-heeled shoe, a blond wig and a Chinese dress. The confrontation between the East Wind and the Red Dragon; the cardinal points switched as in an ultimate Mahjong game.
This is a wandering film through lake Walden’s frozen banks in Concord, New England, town where Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne look at each other in silence, under the snow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
China walks towards the Martim Moniz district, in Lisbon. When she passes the children scream: "China, China!". China is going to fly. To escape far away at dawn. She just wants to be happy. But China driinks her own poison. She drinks it all. Sometimes the air seems loaded with evil and the purgatory is a kindergarden.
On 18 September 1929, José Régio sent a letter to Alberto Serpa expressing his desire to create a production company and start making films...
Juninho, Menor, Neguinho, Adilson and Eldo are young dwellers of Nacional’s neighborhood, Contagem’s suburb. Divided between work and fun, crime and hope, each one of them will have to find ways to overcome the obstacles and tame the tiger that they bring inside their veins.
An oil spill contaminates the Brazilian coast. Capivara, an offshore oil rig worker, is evacuated back to Rio de Janeiro, where the locals remain ignorant of the incoming disaster.
A 70-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman share a candid and twisted relationship with a deadline. Trapped in one room, Antonio and Catarina are negotiating the terms of their relationship.
Leonor returns from a trip on a day where her dad wasn’t expecting her. In twenty-four hours they will live a crescendoing hallucinated reality, led by Francisco’s unsettling state of apparent normality.
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