Exibição Exhibition

Casa do Cinema de Coimbra
12 Nov, 23:59

Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country Austria

País de Rodagem Filming Country Germany

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 12’49”

Tipo de Projecto Project Type Experimental, Short

Género GenreComedy, Dance, Erotic

Língua Language .

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Progressive Touch

Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Sinopse Portuguesa Portuguese Sinopsis

Você consegue transar em uma batida irregular? Progressive Touch retrata três cenas de amor futurísticas e absurdas nas quais o objetivo é “melhorar” o sexo, complicando seu ritmo e coreografia. Sexo como dança e como comédia. Representado por três casais da vida real, cada movimento explícito dos dançarinos é sincronizado com a partitura propulsiva e imprevisível que empresta elementos do rock progressivo, trap e math metal. “Hilariante, sexy e alegre” – The Guardian “… um filme que é a rara combinação de lúdico e explícito. Ele explora gênero, poder e liberdade de uma forma inclusiva e bem-humorada, pois cria um novo espaço refrescante entre a arte e a pornografia.” – Júri do Festival de Curtas da Noruega

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

Can you fu*k to an irregular beat? Progressive Touch depicts three futuristic, absurdist love scenes in which the goal is to “improve” sex by complicating its rhythm and choreography. Sex as dance as comedy. Enacted by three real life couples, the dancers’ every explicit move is synchronized to the propulsive, unpredictable score which borrows elements from progressive rock, trap, and math metal. “hilarious, sexy and joyful” – The Guardian “…a film that is the rare combination of playful and explicit. It explores gender, power and freedom in an inclusive and humorous way as it creates a refreshing new space between art and pornography.” – Jury of Norwegian Short Film Festival

Retrato de {directors[1]}

Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
Excerpts from VICE Magazine interview: Why did you make this film series, Progressive Touch? As a comedian, I am always looking for humor-free zones to pervert. Why is there so little truly absurdist porn out there? This should be a whole niche industry! I’m not talking about parody or kink, which is still recognizable and codified in its non-conventionality. I’m talking something joyously imaginative and terrifyingly other, like the sex scene in the Swedish film Border, for instance. I want sex and sensuality to co-exist with manic nonsense and laughter. The hope is if you can reprogram human behavior at the root level of sex, by introducing formal invention and abstraction, then you can affect change similarly at higher levels of interpersonal exchange. How did you come to this series? It started with imagining people fu**ing to a highly irregular beat. The idea only became funnier and more inspiring to me over the years, and it was brewing for a long time. The human body is pretty uninventive musically. A healthy heart has a regular beat, we walk at a steady pace, and our genitals are wired to need a steady rhythm to climax. Foreplay can be all free jazz but to get off we need a good ole 4/4. As a progressive rock fiend, and someone who works with choreography, music, and comedy, the question is naturally going to arise: what is progressive sex? By that I mean, bodies connecting in all sorts of strange meters, tempo shifts, stops and starts, changes in dynamics, unpredictable flourishes and permutations. Now that’s just musicality. But what if we also “improve,” or complicate our movements – complicate our touch and the approach of two bodies moving towards each other. Why should a tongue go directly to a clitoris? Can’t it travel through the room in complicated, swooping baroque patterns until it gets there? Often this is slapstick. Are these vignettes both wholly satirical and earnestly serious to you? I love physical comedy, and you could almost see these as cartoons, like if Mr. Bean was ripped and hot, had a dick in his mouth and studied dance in Brussels. The comedy that I’m after teeters between something beautiful, sexy, uncanny, abstract, WTF hilarious, masterful and stupid as hell.

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography

Michael Portnoy is a New York-based multimedia artist. Coming from a background in dance and experimental comedy, his performance-based work employs a variety of media: from film and participatory installations to theater, sculpture, writing, painting, and curation. He has presented internationally in museums, art galleries, film festivals and theaters, including recently Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria (2019 & 2018); Akademie der Künste der Welte, Cologne, Germany (2017); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2017); Playground, STUK, Leuven, Belgium (2016, 2014); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (2016); Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2016); the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013); The Kitchen, New York, USA (2013); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); 11th Baltic Triennial (co-curator), Vilnius, Lithuania (2012); and the Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan (2010). He is a visiting professor at Malmö Art Academy. For more information visit: strangergames.com

Data de conclusão year 2020-01-15

Distribuição Distribution
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Exibições Exhibitions
IFFR Rotterdam January 25, 2020 World Premiere Ammodo Tiger Shorts Competition Netherlands Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad June 10, 2020 Norwegian premiere Honorable Mention, International Short Film Competition Norway Slamdance February 17, 2021 North American Premiere United States London Short FIlm Festival London January 20, 2021 UK Premiere United Kingdom Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2020 Berlin German premiere Best International Short Germany Queer Lisboa Lisbon September 18, 2020 Portugal premiere Short Film Competition Portugal Leiden Shorts Festival Leiden September 10, 2020 Netherlands Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival Oslo October 21, 2020 Norway Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival Bucharest September 2, 2020 Short Film competition Romania Uppsala Short Film Festival Uppsala October 21, 2020 Swedish premiere Short film competition Sweden Luststreifen Film Festival Basel October 3, 2020 Switzerland Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine Lima September 18, 2020 South American Premiere International Short Film Competition Peru Fantaspoa – International Fantastic Film Festival Porto Alegre April 9, 2021 Brazilian premiere Brazil Mecal Pro International Short and Animation Film Festival Barcelona March 22, 2021 Spanish premiere Spain

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Realização Director Michael Portnoy

Primeira Obra First Time No

Projecto Académico Academic Project No

Produção Production Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria*

Produtores Producers steirischer herbst ’19, Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art (Middelburg),, Chris Fitzpatrick

Elenco KeycastTizo All, Juan Felipe Amaya González, Ilona Bankiraj, Marc Philipp Gabriel, Astrid Panaken, Deva Schubert

Outros Créditos Other Credits
Music: Stefan Maier;
Director of Photography: Darja Pilz;
Editor: Camila Mercadal;
Choreographer: Michael Portnoy;
Assistant Choreographer: Moss Beynon Juckes


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