Exibição Exhibition

Selecção Essays Selection – Short Films
Cinema Avenida
14/11/2020, 17:30

Reposição: A divulgar

Origem Origin

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

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 00:23:00
Tipo de Projeto Project Type Student, Short
Género Genre

Idioma e Legendagem Language and Subtitling

Língua Language English, Portuguese
Legendas Subtitles English, Portuguese

A Vaca de Fogo The Cow of Fire

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Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis
“The Cow of Fire” – A Vaca de Fogo, é um musical que usa um tribunal como pano de fundo de um romance proibido, que reflete o poder de ser ouvido, numa sociedade perpetuada por estigmas.
Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

A musical that reflects the power of having a voice in a society perpetuated by stigmas, through a love story that unfolds against the backdrop of a court trial.

Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
For as long as film has been around, it’s been an art form that is a representation of society, the ever changing landscape of their views and the culture from which it breeds. Therefore I think there is a responsibility to question society, to atempt to educate them, about stigmas and misconceptions that some of us have grown up with/been taught. Age gap relationships have been seen by society as a normal reoccurance throughout the years between an older man and a younger woman. But change it around, and there would be already a stigma about it. Then add a same-sex couple, and you have a scandal.  Homossexuality has been a subject that causes much debate amongst the public, and one of the unfortunate misconceptions that has been created was that homossexuality has been often confused with child abuse. Law is very general and doesn’t take into account a person’s background, culture, ethnicity. My goal with this film is to show that each case in court should be judged individually because all of that has to be taken into account because it does change the way we should perceive each case: in this case, the characters’ sexuality, their age gap and law itself being so generalized, incarcerate an innocent man. Even the musical genre, families: all of these are miscontructed and rebuild in the film, showing that if we all heard each other, if we learned to open our hearts and minds to others being different, to feeling differently from us – then, we would start having a better world and stop the real reason for so much heartbreak right now – misunderstandings. The Cow of Fire is a duet between Portuguese and English, showcasing the culture of the country where I was born with the country where I’ve lived for the last three years. But all of this is background, to a bigger story: the love between a man and a boy; the love of a mother and the lenghts she goes to protect her son; but above all, the heartbreak of a boy that has to choose between family and lover because of our society’s views.

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography
Retrato de Vasco de Oliveira A portuguese filmmaker who has worked in digital and film, from fiction to documentary, he believes that a director should be able to adapt his skills to each genre and film, according to what it entails. ​​ Raw emotion, working with actors and using film as an insight into the ever changing landscape of society’s views is what interest him more as a filmmaker. His first indepdent film was ‘The Sin of Those Who Love Us’ that won 17 international awards, including best short and best director. He is starting a new venture with a production company: “O Moinho – Filmes” which co-produced ‘The Cow of Fire’.

Data de Estreia Release Date 2020Unreleased

Data de Conclusão Year 2020

Exibições Exhibitions
Distribuição Distribution

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Realização Director Vasco de Oliveira

Produção Production London Film School
Produtores Producers Rocío Rivera Rosado

Elenco Keycast Anthony Selwyn, Nuno Queimado, Nikki Leigh Scott, Eloise Thomas, Mark Humphreys, Melissa Advani, Paul Anthony Davis, Catarina Amaral, Sarah O’Hanlon

Argumento Screenplay Vasco de Oliveira
Argumento Original Original Screenplay Sim/Yes

Direção de Fotografia (DoP) Direction of Photography Fábio Mota

Direção de Som Sound Direction Anne Madeleine Mancosu

Misturas de Som Sound Mix Inês Adriana

Direção de Arte Art Direction Kuki

Figurinos Costumes Cristiano Casimiro

Caraterização Characterization Cristiano Casimiro

Edição Editing Vasco de Oliveira

Banda Sonora Original Original Soundtrack Sim/Yes
Direção Musical Musical Direction Joe Kiely

Redes Sociais Social Networks



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