Exibição Exhibition

Selecção Caminhos – Longas Metragens de Ficção (Portuguese Production Only)
Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente
23/11/2020, 10:30


Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country Portugal
País de Rodagem Filming Country Portugal

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 01:15:19

Tipo de Projecto Project Type Feature
Género Genre Comedy, drama

Idioma e Legendagem Language and Subtitling

Língua Language Portuguese
Legendas Subtitles English


Imagem de SURDINA
Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Num espaço rural, um velho homem recebe a notícia de que a sua falecida mulher foi vista a fazer compras na feira. Revoltado, pretende esconder-se de todos, despeitado e triste, mas os seus amigos insistem para que não dê ouvidos ao povo e aproveite tal facto para se fortalecer e, quem sabe, casar-se de novo. Esta é uma história da delicadeza de se ser velho, do que resta ainda para sonhar e para amar quando a idade avança significativamente e o corpo se enfraquece. Num Portugal antigo e recôndito, que afinal existe, apesar de tudo quanto façamos para nos modernizarmos.

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

In a rural setting, an old man is told his dead wife was seen at the market. Spiteful and sad, he chooses to hide away from the rest of the world. However, his friends insist that he shouldn’t listen to hearsay. They say he should try to recover and, who knows, even remarry. It’s a story about the delicateness of old age, of what is still left to dream and love when you reach this life stage and the body weakens. It takes place in an ancient and hidden Portugal that still exists in spite of our efforts of modernization.

Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
(English) SURDINE is a simple story about a Portuguese reality that is absolutely intrinsic to our society: social pressure and the need to create a façade and a typical behaviour in favour of social acceptance. On the other hand, it is also a reflection on the old versus the old, on loneliness and the need for one’s own space. It is my intention to portray this reality taking into account the environment in which it is inserted, the historical centre of Guimarães and São Cristóvão de Selho, using them as characters. Its streets and houses and visual strength in contrast with the reality they hide. It is my intention to film the intimate life of this space as that of the characters that inhabit it. The historic centre of Guimarães, usually shown as a postcard, is seen here beyond the beautiful facades. The intimacy of this reality is the nature of small neighbourhood’s’ relations. I wanted to make a film from an intense text written with the force of Valter Hugo Mãe, with hard and direct dialogues that reflect the violent punctuation of the typically northern speech. But with the coincident particularity of the writer’s origin (in Guimarães) and his knowledge of the expressions and typical musicality of the region printed in the mastery of dialogues. This is a reality that is very close to me, as well as the lives of the people who inhabit the historical centre of my city. It is an aging population without large possessions whose only material wealth are their homes. They do not abdicate or sell the houses for any price. As well, they cannot abdicate their identity. It is a great pride for me that valter hugo mãe accepted this challenge so passionately, and also that he noticed my umbilical relationship with a space and people in transformation and felt my urgency to portray it. We visited spaces, houses and taverns and I introduced him to the people who inhabit this space full of history, which he fell in love too. With this film have the intention of telling a simple story in a personal way that can communicate to a wide audience, both nationally and internationally, and in this own cultural specificity that some claim to universality may lie. I believe that the dialogues, in Minho style, are included in a line of comedy of customs so underexplored in our national cinematography. Here the intention is that this universality of the history and the dialogues intensity are assumed to be of a nonurban reality though in the heart of a city, where the psychological space of the main character is always locked in a cage. I believe this film, striving for the exploration of situations that may seem to start from the absurd, but are highly rooted in the culture in which I insert and identify as mine. In the song writing part, we’ll have Tó Trips (or Dead Combo, as Tó would rather sign) than take over. I think the melancholy tone of his compositions fits like a glove in this movie. Between folk and guitar fado, I think this is the ideal composer for this movie. And it is very gratifying to me that he agreed to do so. The constant presence of rain is another difficult Minho feature to overcome. We spent the film fleeing in the rain, waiting for openings to be able to maintain some continuity, given the tight means of production; it was never possible to “control” the weather. I know that using non-actors to act opposite to actors is risky, but it always resulted in motivation. On the other hand, it is fundamental for me that some of the people that inspired the film took a part in it.

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography
Retrato de Rodrigo Areias Rodrigo Areias began his professional life as musician and music producer at the label GARAGEM and in Cinema as Sound Designer for directors Paulo Rocha and Edgar Pêra. Graduated in Management at the Portuguese Catholic University he also took a degree in Sound and Image at the School of Arts with specialization in Image, Direction at the Tisch School of Arts at NYU and in the production Eurodoc program and Venice Biennalle College. Throughout his career, developed creative work in the field of the independent cinema, in fiction and documentary, video art and video clips for some of the best bands in the Portuguese rock scene (The Legendary Tiger Man, Wray Gunn, Dead Hand, Sean Riley, D3o, etc.). Started his producer work in 2001 and has produced and co-produced over 150 films. Produced renowned authors like Edgar Pêra, João Canijo and FJ Ossang and young directors as André Gil Mata, João Rodrigues and Jorge Quintela andother internacional directors such Gabe Klinger, Teddy Williams and Oliver Laxe. Some co-production films with Brazil, UK, France, Germany Japan, USA and Finland were also premiered in the most relevant film festivals in the world: Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy and around the world. Trough the BaP Animation Studio he produced awarded animation short films by authors David Doutel, Vasco Sá, Laura Gonçalves and Alexandra Ramires (Xá). As a director, among several films, stands out HAY ROAD (an A-class awarded feature film) and CORRENTE(short film) which were represented in over fifty international film festivals and were awarded a dozen times. His second feature film premiered in Official Competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was awarded awith a honorable mention. He released is third feature ORNAMENTO & CRIME and more recently the short COLD PIXEL and the documentary BLUE BREATH. He was responsible for all the GUIMARÃES 2012 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE film production, where film directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Aki Kaurismaki, Peter Greenaway, Manoel de Oliveira, Pedro Costa and Victor Erice where among many others. Selected Filmography: DOWN BY LIFE, FIC, 66′, 2020 SURDINE, FIC, 75’, 2019 COLD PIXEL, FIC, 15’,2018 HÁLITO AZUL, DOC, 78’, 2018 ORNAMENTO E CRIME, FIC, 90′, 2015 1960, DOC, 70′, 2013 ESTRADA DE PALHA, FIC, 90′, 2012 D. AFONSO HENRIQUES, DOC, 50’, 2007 GOLIAS, DOC, 8’, 2010 PORTES, FIC, 6’, 2007 TEBAS, FIC, 80′, 2007 PORTES, FIC, 6′, 2007 MASQUERADE (DRESSIN’ UP), DOC, 26′, 2006 HONEY YOU’RE TOO MUCH, FIC, 3′, 2006 BLUE MOON BABY, FIC, 4′, 2006 EN GALÉRE, FIC, 7′, 2005 TEMPO SUSPENSO (EXPLOSÃO INTROSPECTIVA # 7), FIC/EXP, 9′, 2003 NICOLINAS, DOC, 54′, 2002 ENCADOS, FIC, 19’, 2001

Data de Estreia Release Date 25/10/2019*

Data de conclusão year

Exibições Exhibitions
43 Mostra – São Paulo International Film Festival Sao Paulo October 25, 2019 World Premiere Official Selection Brazil 72nd FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA DI SALERNO Salerno November 11, 2019 European Premiere Official Selection Italy
Distribuição Distribution
Joao Paulo Macedo / Bando à Parte, Lda (sales@bandoaparte.com) Worldwide All Rights

poster de SURDINA

Realização Director Rodrigo Areias

Produção Production Bando à Parte

Produtores Producers Rodrigo Areias

Elenco Keycast Adelaide Teixeira, António Durães, Ana Bustorff, Clara Nogueira, Emília Silvestre

Argumento Screenplay Valter Hugo Mãe

Argumento Original Original Screenplay Sim/Yes

Direcção de Fotografia (DoP) Direction of Photography Jorge Quintela

Direcção de Som Sound Direction Tomás Balatazar

Misturas de Som Sound Mix Pedro Marinho, Sérgio Silva

Direcção de Arte Art Direction Ricardo Preto

Figurinos Costumes Susana Abreu

Edição Editing Tomás Balatazar

Banda Sonora Original Original Soundtrack Sim/Yes

Direcção Musical Musical Direction Tó Trips

Redes Sociais Social Networks



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