Curtas Vila do Conde: A river called bird

Curtas Vila do Conde: A river called bird

Luís Alves de Matos

Portugal, 2012, 22 min., Portuguese, HD

 

Synopsis

The camera focuses on a river. From its source, in the Sierra de Cabreira, until its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean, in the South of Vila do Conde. It is the river Ave, demanded by Luís Alves de Mato for the same reasons that made Eliot in his times invoke the Thames: catch sight of its changing present which humans sometimes look down on, as a melting pot of times, or a timeless abyss that plunges us in the sublime. At that moment, in the gleams on the running surface of the mighty river, emerge the images of the past: footprints and waste from all those other men and women that lived and worked on its banks, or simply settled their gaze on its crystal mantle. 

 

Um rio chamado ave
A river called bird

Portugal, 2012, 20 min, Portugués, HDCam

Dirección /Direction
Luís Alves de Matos
Fotografía / Cinematography
José Magro
Montaje / Editing
Sara Esteves
Sonido / Sound
André Moura
Música / Music
Jorge Coelho
Intérpretes / Cast
Joaquim Peniche, Albina
Abreu, Flávia Ferreira
Compañía productora / Production company
Curtas Metragens C.R.L.
Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company
Portuguese Short Film Agency
Auditório Municipal, Pr República
4480-715 Vila do Conde
Portugal
T. 351 252 646683
F351 252 638027
E. agencia@curtas.pt 
www.curtas.pt

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