Exibição Exhibition

Selecção Essays Selection – Short Films
Cinema Avenida
15/11/2020, 17:30

Reposição: A divulgar

Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country Canadá
País de Rodagem Filming Country Canadá

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 00:14:00
Tipo de Projeto Project Type Short, Student
Género Genre

Idioma e Legendagem Language and Subtitling

Língua Language English, Portuguese
Legendas Subtitles English, Portuguese

Longa Distância Long Distance

Imagem de Longa Distância

Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Uma imigrante portuguesa trabalha no Canadá como empregada de limpeza para sustentar o filho que deixou em seu país natal. Quando ela é acusada pela patroa de roubar um anel, o medo surge de que todo o seu trabalho árduo será em vão.

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

An immigrant housekeeper works to provide for her son back home in Portugal. When she is accused of stealing from a client, she fears that what she’s been working towards will all come crashing down.

Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
As someone born to immigrant parents, I’ve always been drawn to stories about coming to a new place and observing the similar struggles that immigrants from all reaches of the world experience. “Longa Distância” was influenced by the many stories I heard growing up. My mom is a housekeeper, my aunts are housekeepers – an occupation that is prevalent in the Portuguese immigrant community. The main character, Alisone, moves to Canada so that she can send money back home to support her son. Although a point of contention of the film is the disappearance of the employer’s rings, I didn’t want this to be a story about us versus them, but rather, an observation of motive for immigration, and the stakes that come along with it. The film takes place in 1995, a time when Toronto was seeing a significant amount of Portuguese immigration. I chose to set the film in this time because of the historical relevance to this particular story. Furthermore, I wanted the movie to feel familiar to people who are or have grown up with immigrant families. Part of this story is set in a general store that has all odds and ends that reflect Portuguese culture; these types of one-stop shops can be found scattered throughout various cultural communities in North America, and are frequented by people belonging to them. “Longa Distância” is an open-letter to my family, my culture, and to people building lives for themselves in new places. It’s a story about longing, sacrifice, and the distance we’ll go to care for the ones we love.

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography
Retrato de Jean-Luc Moniz

Realizador do documentário “The Faces We Wear” (Seleção Oficial, Regina International Film Festival 2019 e Roma Cinema DOC, 2020). Jean-Luc é realiza regularmente videoclipes, peças de teatro, e trabalha como freelancer em videografia corporativa e de eventos. Recentemente concluiu o trabalho como director de fotografia nas curtas “Insert Name” (2019) e “Proverb” (2020).

Director of short documentary, “The Faces We Wear” (Official Selection, Regina International Film Festival 2019 & Roma Cinema DOC, 2020). Jean-Luc is often found directing music videos, stage plays as well as freelancing in event and corporate videography. Recently, he’s completed work as cinematographer on the short films “Insert Name” (2019) and “Proverb” (2020).
Data de Estreia Release Date september 2020

Data de Conclusão Year 30/04/2020

Exibições Exhibitions

Distribuição Distribution

poster de Longa Distância

Realização Director Jean-Luc Moniz

Produção Production Humber College

Produtores Producers Isabella Carrera

Elenco Keycast Jennifer Lucas, Katia Caramujo, Vania Giusto

Argumento Screenplay Jean-Luc Moniz
Argumento Original Original Screenplay Sim/Yes

Direção de Fotografia (DoP) Direction of Photography Darani Urgessa

Direção de Som Sound Direction Brandon Lau

Misturas de Som Sound Mix Evan Winch

Direção de Arte Art Direction Alie Karpis

Figurinos Costumes Alie Karpis, Nikita Adoni

Caraterização Characterization Alie Karpis, Nikita Adoni

Edição Editing Brandon Lau

Banda Sonora Original Original Soundtrack Sim/Yes
Direção Musical Musical Direction Sergei Kofman

Redes Sociais Social Networks



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