The Portuguese filmmaker investigates spectators, ranging from Citizen Kane watched on a smartphone to a soccer match projected in a film theater, mixed with interviews to critics, filmmakers, and cinephiles.
Cinema constantly gains new forms; it disarms and reorganizes itself on new grounds, and at the same time it raises, educates, and defines different kinds of spectators, as a reflection and trace of that mutant nature. The Amazed Spectator updates the question “What is cinema?” by depicting the tracks and following the roads marked by different obsessions triggered from the theater, which are here featured in the shape of testimonies. The images of a fantasy audience that screams, transforms, and explodes in their seats are captured as POV shots of the films themselves, as if they were watching the reactions of children. They carry a dreamy density that express the material element of reams, while also appear to be ready to turn them into nightmares as soon as they feel like it. AM
D, G, E: Edgar Pêra F: Luís Branquinho DA: Ricardo Preto S: Vasco Carvalho, Pedro Ribeiro, Pedro Marinho M: Artur Cyanetto, Jorge Prendas P, PE: Rodrigo Areias CP: Bando À Parte I: Laura Mulvey, Eduardo Lourenço, Augusto M. Seabra, Olaf Möller, Laura Rascaroli
Bando À Parte. Carlos André T +35 1 253 094 489 E email@example.com W bandoaparte.com
He was born in Portugal in 1960. He directed several short and feature-length films, including O Barão (2011) and 3x3D (together with Jean-Luc Godard and Peter Greenaway; 2013, Bafici ‘14).
27 de April de 2016
Durante 11 días y en 27 sedes, la ciudad se vistió de cine con una notable respuesta del público.
24 de April de 2016
find here which are the surprise films that bafici programmed for today at village recoleta: there are tickets available for all screenings.
24 de April de 2016
enjoy a free three-part program at cc recoleta: shorts from the “hacelo corto” fest, wallace & gromit and michael jackson.View all news