Casa do Cinema de Coimbra País de Origem Origin Country Switzerland Duração Runtime 13’30” Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis From the ocean, a volcanic island rises into steamy mist. The black rock of the earth stands in sharp contrast to the billowing vapor that hovers and drifts above the surface. A narrator describes how the island’s first inhabitants sought to explain the violent eruption by attributing the devastation to the wrath of angry gods. With breathtaking black-and- white cinematography, this poetic exploration considers the human relationship to this volatile land, where residents live alongside the looming threat of eruption with reverence, fear, and awe. A collection of scenes where dark and light miraculously coexist illuminates both the physical and spiritual landscapes of this extraordinary place, where life endures the perils of the natural world. Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement Elenco Keycast Argumento Screenplay
16 nov., 15:00
País de Rodagem Filming Country Portugal
Metragem e Género Footage and Genre
Tipo de Projecto Project Type Documentary, Student, Short
Língua Language Portuguese
Espíritos e Rochas: um Mito Açoriano Espíritos e Rochas: um Mito Açoriano
Do oceano, uma ilha vulcânica sobe para uma névoa vaporosa. A rocha negra da terra contrasta fortemente com o vapor que paira e se ergue sobre a superfície. Um narrador descreve como os primeiros habitantes da ilha procuraram explicar a violenta erupção atribuindo a devastação à ira de deuses furiosos. Com uma cinematografia a preto e branco de cortar a respiração, esta exploração poética considera a relação humana com esta terra volátil, onde os residentes vivem ao lado da ameaça iminente de erupção com reverência, medo, e admiração. Uma colecção de cenas onde as trevas e a luz coexistem miraculosamente ilumina tanto as paisagens físicas como espirituais deste lugar extraordinário, onde a vida suporta os perigos do mundo natural.
Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis
I wanted to make a poetic and abstract documentary about a volcanic island, its inhabitants and its dreamlike, nebulous landscapes. My aim was to depict a territory where humans and nature are part of the same symphony; at times harmonious, other times dissonant.
In the Azores, the weather can go from one extreme to another in a matter of seconds; islanders often say that they experience four seasons a day. The light is constantly changing, the sun plays hide and seek with the clouds. This, in addition to the omnipresent risk of natural disasters, engenders a feeling of instability. An instability which can also be found in the inhabitants’ personal lives: an island is a place of transit, people continuously come and go. Many of those who leave never return; because of the geographical distance created by the ocean, and the emotional distance created by the passing of time.
I wanted to convey the weight of their absence in this film. Lastly, I used mythology and archives in order to represent collective memory.
Locarno Film Festival Locarno August 8, 2020 World Premiere Pardi di Domani Competition Switzerland Sundance Film Festival Utah January 28, 2021 International Premiere Documentary Shorts Program United States Solothurner Filmtage Solothurn January 21, 2021 Upcoming Talents Switzerland Akbank Short Film Festival Istanbul March 22, 2021 International Competition Turkey Vilnius Int. Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” Vilnius March 25, 2021 Short Competition Lithuania Go Short – Int. Short Film Festival Nijmegen April 8, 2021 Student Competition Netherlands Ulju Mountain Film Festival Ulju April 6, 2021 International Competition Korea, Republic of True/False Film Festival Columbia May 5, 2021 Shorts Program United States Ashland Independent Film Festival Ashland April 15, 2021 United States Trento Film Festival Trento April 30, 2021 Main Competition Italy ESSA – Ethnocineca Student Shorts Award Nomination Vienna Austria Kyiv Int. Film Festival “Molodist” Kiev May 30, 2021 International Student Competition Ukraine Festival Int. du Film d’Aubagne Aubagne May 31, 2021 Best Documentary – Mathieu Hoche Prize France Moscow Int. Documentary Film Festival DOKer Moscow June 18, 2021 Shorts Russian Federation Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Durham June 2, 2021 President’s Award United States Boston Short Film Festival Boston July 17, 2021 Best Experimental Film Award United States Dokufest Int. Documentary Film Festival Prizren August 8, 2021 Short Documentaries Kosovo Melbourne Int. Film Festival Melbourne August 9, 2021 Short Documentaries Australia Apricot Tree Ujan Int. Film Festival Ujan August 22, 2021 Best Short Film Prize Armenia Rhode Island Int. Film Festival, U.S. Providence August 13, 2021 Shorts United States Beldocs Int. Documentary Film Festival Belgrade September 11, 2021 Shorts Serbia POW Film Fest Portland September 5, 2021 Shorts Program IV: Erde United States Drama Int. Short Film Festival Drama September 12, 2021 Grand Prize International Student Competition Greece Camden Int. Film Festival Camden September 16, 2021 Shorts United States Telluride Film Festival Telluride September 2, 2021 Calling Cards Program United States Equinoxio Film Festival Bogota September 17, 2021 International Short Film: Documentary Colombia Elbe Dock International Film Festival Ústí nad Labem September 29, 2021 Short Documentary Czech Republic Raindance Film Festival London October 27, 2021 Nominated for Best Short Documentary United Kingdom Aesthetica Short Film Festival York November 2, 2021 Documentary Programme United Kingdom Signes de Nuit Int. Film Festival Paris October 5, 2021 Cinema in Transgression Programme France Cyprus Int. Short Film Festival Limassol October 11, 2021 International Competition Cyprus Szczecin Film Festival Szczecin October 13, 2021 European Competition Poland Denver Film Festival Denver November 4, 2021 Avant Garde Programme United States Int. Film Festival Etiuda&Anima Krakow November 16, 2021 Etiuda Competition Poland Still Voices Short Film Festival Ballymahon November 4, 2021 Non-Fiction Programme Ireland
Realização Director Aylin Gökmen
Primeira Obra First Time Yes
Projecto Académico Academic Project YesProdução Production Universidade Lusófona (DocNomads)*
Produtores Producers Victor Candeias – DocNomads/Lusofona Unversity, A Vol d’Oiseau
Outros Créditos Other Credits Sound editor: Joao Alves; Cinematographer: Marianna Vas; Production Assistant: Henry Simoes; Music: Thomas Geissl; Sound Mixer: Etienne Curchod – Alea Jacta.CH; Editor: Aylin Gökmen
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Casa do Cinema de Coimbra
País de Origem Origin Country Switzerland
Duração Runtime 13’30”
Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis
From the ocean, a volcanic island rises into steamy mist. The black rock of the earth stands in sharp contrast to the billowing vapor that hovers and drifts above the surface. A narrator describes how the island’s first inhabitants sought to explain the violent eruption by attributing the devastation to the wrath of angry gods. With breathtaking black-and- white cinematography, this poetic exploration considers the human relationship to this volatile land, where residents live alongside the looming threat of eruption with reverence, fear, and awe. A collection of scenes where dark and light miraculously coexist illuminates both the physical and spiritual landscapes of this extraordinary place, where life endures the perils of the natural world.
Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement