In the Portuguese edition of the novel Campo de sangue, author Dulce María Cardoso states that “beauty can be a pr etext for going insane.” The inspiration is a reunion with an old flame, about whom she wrote her first book.
Certainly an outstanding case of beauty and mystery, this short film by Mozos creates a strange alloy of literature and cinema, and not in the way one discipline is a vampire for the other, but rather as if they were the different faces of the same coin, drawn to coexist and repel each other. As if every film belonged to a lonely species, Ashes and Embers shows a unique arrogance as it trembles, somewhat defenseless, with no certainty that the folds of fiction constitute any kind of survival guarantee for such strange objects. Memory and ghosts are two words that are easily said, but in this singular and very refined film they seem destined to become the ultimate goal of cinema, and its most endurable desire. DO
D: Manuel Mozos G: Luís Mário Lopes F: Iana Ferreira E: Manuel Mozos, Luís Nunes S: José Pedro Figueiredo, Mário Dias, Nuno Carvalho P: João Viana PE: João Viana CP: Papaveronoir Filmes I: Isabel Ruth, Ana Ribeiro, Gustavo Sumpta
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He was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1959. He directed several fiction films, including Quando troveja (1998) and 4 copas (2008), and documentaries such as Ruinas (2009; Bafici ‘10) and João Bénard da Costa - Outros amarão as coisas que eu amei (2014; Bafici ‘15).
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