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.
Tradition says that on June 13th, Saint Anthony's Day - Lisbon's patron -, lovers must offer small vases of basil with paper carnations and flags with popular quatrains as a token of their love.
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.
Ubi Sunt. Porto. Cartography of an imaginary place attracted by the margins (social and geographical). Hybrid and eclectic project, it is the outcome of an audio-visual research residency of human and urban exploration of an expanding city.
Karlon, born in Pedreira dos Húngaros (a slum in the outskirts of Lisbon) and a pioneer of Cape Verdean creole rap, runs away from the housing project to which he had been relocated.
With no adults around there is an illusion one can do what one wants. André improvises his life like in a rap music, searching for a path that will allow him more freedom, escaping from what's familiar and close to him, but he’ll never manage to escape from himself.
Daughter of two worlds, the one that the English parents left behind and the Portuguese land of her upbringing that still calls her a foreigner, Ruby moves between the borders of both, without belonging to either.
A filmmaker turns forensic detective as she pieces together hundreds of photographs in search of what she believes to be a buried history, only to find herself inside the story she is researching.
A portrait of Jean-Claude Biette, a filmmaker as confidential as he was essential, author of Théâtre des Matières and Saltimbank, critic for Cahiers du cinéma, founder with Serge Daney of the magazine Trafic, but also an actor, music lover, entertainer and friend.
Two sons, Pierre and Vladimir, question their father, Max Léon, about his biography in a domestic environment.
When Lord von Ketten sets off to battle, staying away for eleven long years, his newly married wife carves out a life for herself—reading, singing, dancing, swimming, and riding in the forest.
The Huerta of Valencia is a privileged spot of mediterranean agriculture. One of the last farmers is Antonio Ramon. Camagroga follows his work and his daughter´s through a whole year. The film is an elegy of work, land, heritage and resistance.
[Click] A light turns on. They are elusive and hard to see.
They inhabit where nothing is. There. In the deep.
At 30, with not much of a job, and too timid in love, Rémi is a little lost in life until the day he has to share it with his doppelgänger, another him, who is overbearing and not very nice. Which one is the real Rémi?
A video essay and an opaque meditation on the self-proclaimed and officially unrecognized independent state of Transnistria...
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