BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO
SARA AND HER MOTHER segment
FEATURE FILM PORTUGAL / FRANCE / BULGARIA / BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA / SWITZERLAND / ITALY / GERMANY
Dir. Teresa Villaverde / DoP. Rui Poças
Prod. Ukbar Filmes
Through the eyes of thirteen European filmmakers, the film explores what Sarajevo has represented in European history over the past hundred years and what it represents in Europe today. Of different generations and origins, these eminent contemporary filmmakers offer an array of individual visions and styles.
Directed by: Aida Begić, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Jean-luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perišić, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde
FEATURE FILM ARGENTINA / AUSTRIA
Dir. Gastón Solnicki / DoP. Rui Poças
Prod. Rei Cine, Filmy Wiktora, Little Magnet Films, KGP
A man wanders the streets of Vienna, guided by the memory of a friend who has recently passed away. The vestiges of a once sumptuous empire become the setting for a cinematic elegy and a dark celebration of life.
AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS
FEATURE FILM PORTUGAL / ANGOLA
Dir. Hugo Vieira da Silva / DoP. Fernando Lockett
Prod. Leopardo Filmes
At the end of the nineteenth century, two inexperienced Portuguese colonizers, with a vague intention of civilizing the colonies, disembark in a remote part of the Congo River in order to coordinate a trading post. As time goes by, they become increasingly demoralized by their inability to profit from the ivory trade. A mutual feeling of distrust and misunderstadings with the locals isolate them at the heart of the tropical jungle. Faced with each other, they begin a journey towards the abyss.
SHORT FILM GALICIA / PORTUGAL
Dir. Matías Piñeiro, Lois Patiño / DoP. Mauro Herce
Prod. Filmika Galaika, Bando à Parte
Who is Sycorax? The first of all characters in William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” to set foot on the island of the play. The problem is that Sycorax has no voice. She is barely mentioned by Prospero as a crooked, old, wicked witch who vilely locked Ariel, the spirit of the air, in a tree. But why would she lock Ariel in a tree? Here, we wouldn’t believe Prospero so much.
SHORT FILM PORTUGAL / FRANCE
Dir. Carlos Conceição / DoP. Vasco Viana
Prod. Primeira Idade, Epicentre Films
Wayward boy punishes his mother’s lover. Beauty and horror fondle each other. Young gods callously abjure conventional morality. Death goes whoring in child’s guise.
TV SERIES PORTUGAL
Dir. Gonçalo Galvão Teles, Jorge Paixão da Costa / DoP. José António Loureiro
Prod. Ukbar Filmes
Aníbal Milhais was one of the 75 000 Portuguese soldiers sent to Flanders during the First World War. In the course of the Battle of La Lys he fought alone against the enemy to ensure the retreat of his platoon. In 1943, while hunting with his daughter, Aníbal recalls the stories that made him Private Millions, one of the greatest military heroes in Portuguese history.