Exibição Exhibition

Casa do Cinema de Coimbra
17 nov., 15:00

Origem Origin

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

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 18’50”

Tipo de Projecto Project Type Documentary, Experimental, Student, Short
Género Genre Experimental, Essay Film
Língua Language English

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Lugar Nenhum Lugar Nenhum

Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Lugar Nenhum é um olhar acerca da identidade gay no tempo presente. É sobre sua solidão, seus sonhos, seus lugares e seu futuro através de algumas memórias de infância, o conto de uma rua sem portas e a cor azul.

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

Nowhere is a personal view of gay men’s identity in the present time. It’s an essay film about its loneliness and its dreams, its places and its future, coming through some childhood memories, the tale of a doorless alley and the color blue.

Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
Music and memory are directly connected according to science. Because emotions enhance memory processes and music evokes strong emotions, music is involved in forming memories, either through pieces of music or episodes and information associated with particular songs. As pop music has never ceased to be directly connected to the queer culture and narrative – whether through divas or the rise of house and disco music on gay and black dance floors in the 70s -, the LGBTQIA+ community tends to have in its imagination and in its memory an even stronger connection with electronic music. That’s where we often drop our sorrows, achievements, dreams, and memories; and it’s through its looped structure and repetition that we are guided into some kind of state of mind similar to the effect of psychotropic drugs. Similarly, certain places also refer us to specific moments and help shape our identities and our realities. The architecture of houses and streets contains the experience of those who built them, as well as their world. The design of the cities must be read through whoever lives there and then when erased, it directly affects their surroundings and their community, including their psyche and their memory. For instance, when a place where gay men meet each other dies, a part of their identity is also fading away. Whether in pop music or cruising areas, gay men’s sense of freedom is always found in a melancholic interlude between dreams and illusion, as if they were in a constant search for affection in a totally isolated space. Recent studies show how more rights and representation, unfortunately, did not lower the rates of anxiety and loneliness in this community. We still feel lonely and unfulfilled, as if we were NOWHERE, surrounded by a dark blue feeling, listening to our favorite song without being able to dance. However, this is an essay film about a free and colorful future, especially filled with love.

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Biografia do Realizador Director Biography

Pedro Gonçalves Ribeiro is a Brazilian filmmaker and cultural producer based in Lisbon, Portugal. Currently pursuing a Master in Multimedia Art at the University of Lisbon, he studied Filmmaking in Paris and works with non-fiction and hybrid narratives through themes such as identity, memory, and urban imagery.

Data de conclusão year 2021-06-25

Distribuição Distribution

Exibições Exhibitions
3rd Entre Olhares Barreiro November 6, 2021 Caminhos Alternativos Portugal

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Realização Director Pedro Gonçalves Ribeiro
Primeira Obra First Time No
Projecto Académico Academic Project Yes

Produção Production Belas Artes ULisboa*
Produtores Producers Pedro Gonçalves Ribeiro

Elenco Keycast
Outros Créditos Other Credits

Argumento Screenplay Pedro Gonçalves Ribeiro

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