Film Archive

All I Imagine

Documentary Film
Portugal
2017
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Pedro Pinho, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, João Matos, Susana Nobre, Tiago Hespanha (Terratreme Filmes)
Leonor Noivo
Finex
Vasco Viana
João Braz, Joana Góis
Leonor Noivo, André Simões
Rafael Cardoso
Emmy lays out Euro coins in a row: “That separates me from you, see?” There are actually more than a few coins between Emmy and André, two young adults from Alcoitão, a town in the Alcabideche municipality near Lisbon. Leonor Noivo’s direction is striking and highly professional, like many of the works coming from Portugal these days. It’s still a documentary – Noivo witnesses a biographical and emotional in-between state.

Carolin Weidner


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

Lemon Tree

Animated Film
Portugal,
UK
2016
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Joana Silva (Royal College of Art)
Joana Silva
Joana Silva
Tim Webb, Joana Silva
Joana Silva
Joana Silva
Alice de Barrau, Mike Wyeld
A biography told by a deserted room. The colour nuances succeed each other like the stages of life, bathing the furniture and plants in the light of memories. The room seems to react organically to time leaps. Experiences of three generations of Joana Silva’s family form the core of the main protagonist, described by the director as an “unknown family member whose body was assembled from fragments of my own.” The smallest objects were animated with a lot of texture.

Nadja Rademacher

The Ashes Remain Warm

Documentary Film
Cape Verde Islands,
Germany,
Portugal
2016
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Christoph Manz, Mónica Martins Nunes
Mónica Martins Nunes
Izandro Fernandes Montrond
Mónica Martins Nunes
Mónica Martins Nunes
Mónica Martins Nunes
Tiago Cutileiro, Mónica Martins Nunes
Pico do Fogo is the name of a volcano on the Cap Verde Islands whose last eruption buried the small community of Chã das Caldeiras under lava. It came like a black flood and covered everything. What’s left is a metre-high blanket of intricate forms from which a few scattered roofs protrude. But the colours are gradually returning – new green as well as the people who refuse to leave the area.

Carolin Weidner



Golden Dove for best short documentary in the International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film

The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers

Documentary Film
Armenia,
Portugal
2017
20 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Erika Winkler (Doc Nomads, Golden Apricot)
Vahagn Khachatryan
Vahagn Khachatryan, Rajan Kathet
Tigran Baghinyan, Vahagn Khachatryan
Vahagn Khachatryan
Vasco Pimentel, Katherina Harnack
The planted stone tub under the arcade looks beautiful; out in the street someone is trying to start his vehicle. And what’s this, behind that column? The tail of a dog? We see unobtrusive but well-composed images with the people (mostly elderly) blending in – quietly and idiosyncratically. Scratching lottery tickets and chopping wood, drinking coffee and sitting on benches. Until at night the village becomes haunted …

Carolin Weidner