Exibição Exhibition

Seleção Essays Selection – Short Films (Worldwide Students and Film Schools)
Cinema Avenida
14/11/2020, 17:30

Cinema Avenida
17/12/2020, 20:30

Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country United States
País de Rodagem Filming Country United States

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 00:15:15
Tipo de Projeto Project Type Student, Short
Género Genre

Idioma e Legendagem Language and Subtitling

Língua Language English
Legendas Subtitles English, Portuguese

A Greenhouse

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Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Ella tem uma vida aparentemente perfeita: uma casa moderna, um marido atencioso e duas filhas pequenas. Contudo, uma forte atracção pelo florista do bairro coloca-a numa posição difícil, que a obriga a escolher entre ceder ao seu Desejo, ou preservar um casamento menos convencional do que parece.

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

A middle-aged mother grapples with sexuality and the boundaries of an unconventional marriage. Ella has a seemingly perfect life: a beautiful house, a loving husband and two young daughters. However, she is experiencing a strong attraction for the neighborhood florist. Her desire consumes her, and forces her to make the decision of either acting upon her urges, or preserving a marriage that may not be as conventional as it may seem.

Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
Having come from a large, close-knit family, I have always been interested in its dynamics – how people find a balance, how they are more willing to accept their relatives’ flaws simply because of a strange bond that connects them all. More than anything, “A Greenhouse” is a film about family. About what it actually means to be a family. What are the “requirements”? Naturally I know my family well, and I understand the sort of compromises that are made tacitly to reach an equilibrium. But every family has its own set of rules and nuances, and that is quite fascinating to me. When developing the script, people would often ask me what I was trying to say – but I was not so much interested in saying, but rather, in asking. I wanted to investigate whether Ella’s family was, indeed, a “family”. I wanted to ponder what it really means to love someone, and how non-linear that might be. I wanted to question whether it is possible to truly love more than one person – and if so, how does that affect the family equilibrium? In a world where we are so quick to judge and apply labels, all these questions acquire a renovated interest and pertinence in me. My hope is that viewers of “A Greenhouse” will feel compelled to consider them as well.

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography
Retrato de Francisco Pereira Coutinho Francisco Pereira Coutinho is a Portuguese film director and photographer. He is an MFA graduate from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he directed four award-winning shorts. With a strong preference for celluloid over digital, he showcases his European influence through thoughtful, character-driven narratives, and a meticulous curation of color and mise-en-scène. He demonstrates an interest in warm family stories, often punctuated by whimsical elements, through which he explores themes of love, loneliness and self-discovery.

Data de Estreia Release Date 2020

Data de Conclusão year 31/05/2019

Exibições Exhibitions

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Realização Director Francisco Pereira Coutinho

Produção Production Loyola Marymount University

Produtores Producers Nina Kotyantz, Francisco Pereira Coutinho

Elenco Keycast Hayley J. Williams, Hugo Pierre Martin, Bradley T. Miller, Katelyn Kay, Elsa George

Argumento Screenplay Francisco Pereira Coutinho
Argumento Original Original Screenplay Sim/Yes

Direção de Fotografia (DoP) Direction of Photography Oscar Martinez

Direcção de Som Sound Direction Francisco Pereira Coutinho

Direção de Arte Art Direction Nina Kotyantz

Edição Editing Francisco Pereira Coutinho

Banda Sonora Original Original Soundtrack Sim/Yes
Direção Musical Musical Direction Keith J Siegel

Redes Sociais Social Networks



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