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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Sacavém

director: Júlio Alves
original title: Sacavém
country: Portugal
year: 2019
running time: 65 min.

synopsis

A documentary portrait of the Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa is a contemporary audiovisual reflection on the meanings that objects, locations and sounds in films carry. The filmography of the director of films such as House of Lava, Bones, In Vanda’s Room, and Colossal Youth is explored using not only his own words and clips from his movie trailers, but also a melancholic atmosphere and experiments with image and sound. Despite occasional glimpses into Costa’s office, he remains an enigmatic personality, which we know only through his work and creative processes. How he thinks, what he feels, and how he lives must be derived from his work.

biography

Júlio Alves (1971) has experience directing commercials as well as short fiction, animation and documentary films. His feature-length documentaries about art and life in contemporary Portugal have been presented at festivals such as DocLisboa. He is a co-founder of the One Shot Film Festival. The film Sacavém is based on his dissertation project.

more about film

director: Júlio Alves
producer: Júlio Alves
photography: Miguel Saraiva
editing: Hugo Santiago
sound: João Alves, Hugo Leitão

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