TERCEIRO ANDAR

by Luciana Fina
THIRD FLOOR

Informations

Nation: Portugal, Italy

Year: 2016

Length: 62'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Lisbon, Bairro das Colónias, third floor. Fatumata and Aissato, the mother and the eldest daughter of a large family originally from Guinea-Bissau, discuss love and happiness. At 7 pm, from the third to the fifth floor, a regular sound, always the same, like the beating of a heart, reverberates through the building. As a poem, a story, a letter and a prayer are spoken, words travel from one language to another, creating connections. [rm]

Director

Luciana Fina

Luciana Fina

Luciana Fina has worked in Lisbon since 1991. Following a long collaboration with Cinemateca Portuguesa as an independent programmer, she made her debut as a filmmaker in 1998. In 2003, she began a series of video portraits that came together in the O Tempo de um Retrato project. Her work has been shown internationally at festivals and exhibitions. Her most recent documentary, In Medias Res, was awarded an Honourable Mention at the Temps d’Images Films on Art Award and the Best Portuguese Film Prize at the Arquiteturas Film Festival. She develops projects involving creating visual identity, photography and graphic and editorial design.

Filmography:
A Audiência (doc., 1998), Jérôme Bel, le film (mm, 1999), 24h e Outra Terra (mm, doc., 2001), Taraf, Três Contos e Uma Balada (mm, doc., 2003), O Encontro (doc., 2004), Le réseau (doc., 2006), Portraire (2009-2012), In Medias Res (doc., 2013), Terceiro Andar (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Luciana Fina
fotografia/cinematography
Helena Inverno, Luciana Fina, Rui Xavier
montaggio/film editing
Luciana Fina, Cláudia R. Oliveira
suono/sound
Olivier Blanc, Emanuele Costantini, Miguel Cabral
interpreti/cast
Aissato Baldé, Fatumata Baldé
produttori/producers
Luciana Fina, Luisa Homem
produzione/production
LAF studio, Terratreme


contatti/contacts
Luciana Fina - Laf Studio
lucianafina@gmail.com
www.lucianafina.net

Terratreme Filmes
Pedro Peralta
pedroperalta@terratreme.pt

Director statement

“The sentimental education which shapes our lives passes by way of an idea of happiness and our encounters with the world around us. From the fifth to the third floor, in the shared space of an apartment building in historical downtown Lisbon, a conversation with two women from Guinea-Bissau articulates generations, memories, languages and experiences which have molded our lives and our emotions. By its nature, cinema focuses on things, it selects, captures, enlarges or brings them closer. And it produces images not only to tell stories, but to create ties, acknowledging the compatible and the incompatible, the sensitive encounter of different universes.”

Synopsis Learn more

Lisbon, Bairro das Colónias, third floor. Fatumata and Aissato, the mother and the eldest daughter of a large family originally from Guinea-Bissau, discuss love and happiness. At 7 pm, from the third to the fifth floor, a regular sound, always the same, like the beating of a heart, reverberates through the building. As a poem, a story, a letter and a prayer are spoken, words travel from one language to another, creating connections. [rm]

Director All about direction

Luciana Fina

Luciana Fina

Luciana Fina has worked in Lisbon since 1991. Following a long collaboration with Cinemateca Portuguesa as an independent programmer, she made her debut as a filmmaker in 1998. In 2003, she began a series of video portraits that came together in the O Tempo de um Retrato project. Her work has been shown internationally at festivals and exhibitions. Her most recent documentary, In Medias Res, was awarded an Honourable Mention at the Temps d’Images Films on Art Award and the Best Portuguese Film Prize at the Arquiteturas Film Festival. She develops projects involving creating visual identity, photography and graphic and editorial design.

Filmography:
A Audiência (doc., 1998), Jérôme Bel, le film (mm, 1999), 24h e Outra Terra (mm, doc., 2001), Taraf, Três Contos e Uma Balada (mm, doc., 2003), O Encontro (doc., 2004), Le réseau (doc., 2006), Portraire (2009-2012), In Medias Res (doc., 2013), Terceiro Andar (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Luciana Fina
fotografia/cinematography
Helena Inverno, Luciana Fina, Rui Xavier
montaggio/film editing
Luciana Fina, Cláudia R. Oliveira
suono/sound
Olivier Blanc, Emanuele Costantini, Miguel Cabral
interpreti/cast
Aissato Baldé, Fatumata Baldé
produttori/producers
Luciana Fina, Luisa Homem
produzione/production
LAF studio, Terratreme


contatti/contacts
Luciana Fina - Laf Studio
lucianafina@gmail.com
www.lucianafina.net

Terratreme Filmes
Pedro Peralta
pedroperalta@terratreme.pt

Director statement Read more

“The sentimental education which shapes our lives passes by way of an idea of happiness and our encounters with the world around us. From the fifth to the third floor, in the shared space of an apartment building in historical downtown Lisbon, a conversation with two women from Guinea-Bissau articulates generations, memories, languages and experiences which have molded our lives and our emotions. By its nature, cinema focuses on things, it selects, captures, enlarges or brings them closer. And it produces images not only to tell stories, but to create ties, acknowledging the compatible and the incompatible, the sensitive encounter of different universes.”