AQUI, EM LISBOA - EPISODIOS DE UMA CIUDADE

by Denis Côté, Dominga Sotomayor, Gabriel Abrantes, Marie Losier
HERE IN LISBON - EPISODES OF A CITY

Informations

Year: 2015

Length: 88'

33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Welcome to Lisbon, where it’s normal to see mermaids along the banks of the Tagus River and admire flocks of birds gliding above the roofs of the old town. A unique and charming place, where you can hear fish singing for the joy of a few oddball scientists and where tourists and their tour guides lose their way in a maze of streets and palazzos, captivated by the sound of sad guitars playing fados. This is Lisbon, seen through the eyes of four directors: Dominga Sotomayor, Denis Côté, Gabriel Abrantes and Marie Losier, whose short films depict the sarcastic, welcoming, surreal and poetic – in a word, “different” – spirit of a city which never ceases to amaze its visitors. A collage of images and impressions, created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of IndieLisboa, Lisbon’s International Independent Film Festival.  

Director

Marie Losier

Marie Losier

Marie Losier (France, 1972) has made various films dedicated to avant-garde directors, composers and musicians. She directed The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011), about Genesis P. Orridge, which was presented at the Torino Film Festival. Her films have been presented at international festivals and exhibition spaces such as the Tate Modern, MoMA, the Centre Pompidou, the Berlinale and the Cinémathèque française.

Filmography:
Chick-chick (cm, 2000), The Touch Retouched (cm, 2001), Loula Meets Charlie (cm, 2002), Broken Blossoms (cm, 2002), Sanitarium Cinema, (cm, 2002), The Passion of Joan of Arc (cm, 2002), Bird, Bath, and Beyond (cm, 2003), Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine (cm, 2003), Electrocute Your Stars (cm, 2004), The Ontological Cowboy (cm, 2005), Eat My Makeup! (cm, 2007), Flying Saucey! (cm, 2006), Manuelle Labor (cm, 2007), Jaye Lady Jaye (cm, 2008), Tony Conrad, DreaMinimalist (cm, 2008), Snow Beard (cm, 2008), Papal Broken Dance (cm, 2009), Slap the Gondola! (cm, 2009), Cet Air La (cm, 2010), The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011).


Denis Côté, Dominga Sotomayor, Gabriel Abrantes, Marie Losier:
Aqui em Lisboa - Episódios de vida de uma cidade (2015)

Dominga Sotomayor

Dominga Sotomayor

Dominga Sotomayor (Santiago, Chile, 1985) studied directing and later founded the production company Cinestacion. She directed several awarded shorts, before debuting in feature films with De jueves a domingo (2012). She is presently developing her new project, Tarde para morir joven, in tandem with the Jerusalem International Film Lab and the Binger Filmlab.

Filmography:
Cessna (cm, 2005), Noviembre (cm, 2007), Debajo (cm, 2007), La montaña (cm, 2008), Videojuego (cm, 2009), De jueves a domingo (2012).

Denis Côté

Denis Côté

Denis Côté (Canada, 1973) won the Golden Leopard in 2005 at the Locarno Film Festival in the video section with Les états nordiques and the Silver Leopard in 2008 with Elle veut le chaos. In 2013, his documentary Carcasses participated in the Quinzaine des réalisateurs at Cannes. Vic + Flo ont vu un ours received the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.

Filmography:
Denis Côté, Dominga Sotomayor, Gabriel Abrantes, Marie Losier:
Aqui em Lisboa - Episódios de vida de uma cidade (2015).

Gabriel Abrantes

Gabriel   Abrantes

Gabriel Abrantes (USA, 1984) has written and directed fourteen short and medium-length films so far, including A History of Mutual Respect (2010), which won the Golden Pardino in Locarno; Palácios de pena (2011), which participated at the Venice Film Festival; and Toprobana (2013), Prix UIP Berlin at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. In 2015, he attended Torino Film Festival with the choral feature film Aqui, em Lisboa (2015).

Filmography:
Gabriel Abrantes, Ben Rivers:
The Hunchback (cm, 2016).

Cast and Credits

los barcos di/by Dominga Sotomayor
excursoes di/by Denis Côté
freud und friends di/by Gabriel Abrantes
l’oiseau de la nuit di/by Marie Losier

regia, sceneggiatura, coproduttori/directors, screenplay, coproducers
Dominga Sotomayor, Denis Côté, Gabriel Abrantes, Marie Losier
fotografia/cinematography
André Santos, Diogo Costa Amarante, Jorge Quintela, Rui Xavier
montaggio/film editing
Nicolas Roy, Margarida Lucas, Marie Losier, Catherine Libert, Felipe Galvez, Dominga Sotomayor
musica/music
The Red Trio, Norberto Lobo
suono/sound
Marco Leão, Rafael Cardoso, Miguel Cabral
interpreti/cast
Francisca Castillo, João Canijo, Carloto Cotta, Gabriel Abrantes, Sónia Balacó, Fernando Santos, Deborah Krystall, Cláudia Leal, Martinho de Jesus, Joana de Verona, The Red Trio
produzione/production
IndieLisboa
coproduzione/coproduction
Cinestación


contatti/contacts
IndieLisboa
Rui Mendes
portugalfilm@indielisboa.com
www.indielisboa.com

Synopsis Learn more

Welcome to Lisbon, where it’s normal to see mermaids along the banks of the Tagus River and admire flocks of birds gliding above the roofs of the old town. A unique and charming place, where you can hear fish singing for the joy of a few oddball scientists and where tourists and their tour guides lose their way in a maze of streets and palazzos, captivated by the sound of sad guitars playing fados. This is Lisbon, seen through the eyes of four directors: Dominga Sotomayor, Denis Côté, Gabriel Abrantes and Marie Losier, whose short films depict the sarcastic, welcoming, surreal and poetic – in a word, “different” – spirit of a city which never ceases to amaze its visitors. A collage of images and impressions, created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of IndieLisboa, Lisbon’s International Independent Film Festival.  

Director All about direction

Marie Losier

Marie Losier

Marie Losier (France, 1972) has made various films dedicated to avant-garde directors, composers and musicians. She directed The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011), about Genesis P. Orridge, which was presented at the Torino Film Festival. Her films have been presented at international festivals and exhibition spaces such as the Tate Modern, MoMA, the Centre Pompidou, the Berlinale and the Cinémathèque française.

Filmography:
Chick-chick (cm, 2000), The Touch Retouched (cm, 2001), Loula Meets Charlie (cm, 2002), Broken Blossoms (cm, 2002), Sanitarium Cinema, (cm, 2002), The Passion of Joan of Arc (cm, 2002), Bird, Bath, and Beyond (cm, 2003), Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine (cm, 2003), Electrocute Your Stars (cm, 2004), The Ontological Cowboy (cm, 2005), Eat My Makeup! (cm, 2007), Flying Saucey! (cm, 2006), Manuelle Labor (cm, 2007), Jaye Lady Jaye (cm, 2008), Tony Conrad, DreaMinimalist (cm, 2008), Snow Beard (cm, 2008), Papal Broken Dance (cm, 2009), Slap the Gondola! (cm, 2009), Cet Air La (cm, 2010), The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011).


Denis Côté, Dominga Sotomayor, Gabriel Abrantes, Marie Losier:
Aqui em Lisboa - Episódios de vida de uma cidade (2015)

Dominga Sotomayor

Dominga Sotomayor

Dominga Sotomayor (Santiago, Chile, 1985) studied directing and later founded the production company Cinestacion. She directed several awarded shorts, before debuting in feature films with De jueves a domingo (2012). She is presently developing her new project, Tarde para morir joven, in tandem with the Jerusalem International Film Lab and the Binger Filmlab.

Filmography:
Cessna (cm, 2005), Noviembre (cm, 2007), Debajo (cm, 2007), La montaña (cm, 2008), Videojuego (cm, 2009), De jueves a domingo (2012).

Denis Côté

Denis Côté

Denis Côté (Canada, 1973) won the Golden Leopard in 2005 at the Locarno Film Festival in the video section with Les états nordiques and the Silver Leopard in 2008 with Elle veut le chaos. In 2013, his documentary Carcasses participated in the Quinzaine des réalisateurs at Cannes. Vic + Flo ont vu un ours received the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.

Filmography:
Denis Côté, Dominga Sotomayor, Gabriel Abrantes, Marie Losier:
Aqui em Lisboa - Episódios de vida de uma cidade (2015).

Gabriel Abrantes

Gabriel   Abrantes

Gabriel Abrantes (USA, 1984) has written and directed fourteen short and medium-length films so far, including A History of Mutual Respect (2010), which won the Golden Pardino in Locarno; Palácios de pena (2011), which participated at the Venice Film Festival; and Toprobana (2013), Prix UIP Berlin at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. In 2015, he attended Torino Film Festival with the choral feature film Aqui, em Lisboa (2015).

Filmography:
Gabriel Abrantes, Ben Rivers:
The Hunchback (cm, 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

los barcos di/by Dominga Sotomayor
excursoes di/by Denis Côté
freud und friends di/by Gabriel Abrantes
l’oiseau de la nuit di/by Marie Losier

regia, sceneggiatura, coproduttori/directors, screenplay, coproducers
Dominga Sotomayor, Denis Côté, Gabriel Abrantes, Marie Losier
fotografia/cinematography
André Santos, Diogo Costa Amarante, Jorge Quintela, Rui Xavier
montaggio/film editing
Nicolas Roy, Margarida Lucas, Marie Losier, Catherine Libert, Felipe Galvez, Dominga Sotomayor
musica/music
The Red Trio, Norberto Lobo
suono/sound
Marco Leão, Rafael Cardoso, Miguel Cabral
interpreti/cast
Francisca Castillo, João Canijo, Carloto Cotta, Gabriel Abrantes, Sónia Balacó, Fernando Santos, Deborah Krystall, Cláudia Leal, Martinho de Jesus, Joana de Verona, The Red Trio
produzione/production
IndieLisboa
coproduzione/coproduction
Cinestación


contatti/contacts
IndieLisboa
Rui Mendes
portugalfilm@indielisboa.com
www.indielisboa.com