MARGEM SUL

by José Álvaro Morais
MARGEM SUL - MARGEM SUL

Informations

Nation: Portugal

Year: 1994

Length: 25'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Commissioned by Portoguese public television and produced by Joaquim Pinto, a film realized with the cut-offs from Zefiro. Lisbon, the final boundary of the Mediterranean, which joins the Atlantic Ocean across the endless estuary of the Tago river. It is continuously and incessantly navigated by the cacilheiros, the public transportation boats which connect the two banks of the river. On the one side, the plains of Alentejo, whose southern border is the mountain chain in the Algarve, the land of people who have coexisted for centuries in Portugal; on the other side, the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, which seems like a continuation of the Mediterranean.

Director

Jose Alvaro Morais

Jose Alvaro Morais

José Álvaro Morais (Coimbra, Portugal, 1943 - Lisbon, Portugal, 2004) first studied medicine in Lisbon; in 1969, he moved to Brussels, where he attended the Institut national supérieur des arts du spéctacle et des téchniques de diffusion and studied under André Delvaux, Ghislain Cloquet and Michel Fano. This was the beginning of his activity as a filmmaker, directing the shorts The Upper Room (1972) and El día que me quieras (1973). He returned to Portugal in 1974, during the Carnation Revolution, and made the medium-length Domus de Bragança (1975) and the made-for-TV film Cantigamente N°3 (1975). He debuted in feature films with Ma Femme Chamada Bicho (1976), which was followed by O Bobo (1987), Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival; medium-length films such as Zéfiro (1994), which was also presented at Locarno; and the feature-length Peixe Lua (2000) and Quaresma (2003), which was presented at Cannes. In 2006, his life and career were reconstructed by José Nascimento in the film Silêncios do Olhar.

Filmography:
The Upper Room (cm, 1972), El día que me quieras (cm, 973), Domus de Bragança (mm, 1975), Cantigamente N°3 (tv, 1975), Ma Femme Chamada Bicho (1976), O Bobo (1987), Margem Sul (cm, 1994), Zéfiro (mm, 1994), Peixe Lua (2000), Os 25 Anos do Teatro da Cornucópia (2000), Quaresma (2003).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
José Álvaro Morais
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Jorge Marecos Duarte, José Álvaro Morais, António Câmara Manoel
fotografia/cinematography
Edgar Moura
montaggio/film editing
José Manuel Lopes, Claudio Martinez
scenografia/production design
João Calvário
musica/music
Carlos Azevedo
suono/sound
Stephan Konken
interpreti/cast
Fernando Heitor, João Calvário, Luís Miguel Cintra, Marcello Urghege, Paula Guedes, Paulo Pires, Rafael Godinho, Ricardo Colares
produttore/producer
Joaquim Pinto
produzione/production
Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, Ger

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Commissioned by Portoguese public television and produced by Joaquim Pinto, a film realized with the cut-offs from Zefiro. Lisbon, the final boundary of the Mediterranean, which joins the Atlantic Ocean across the endless estuary of the Tago river. It is continuously and incessantly navigated by the cacilheiros, the public transportation boats which connect the two banks of the river. On the one side, the plains of Alentejo, whose southern border is the mountain chain in the Algarve, the land of people who have coexisted for centuries in Portugal; on the other side, the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, which seems like a continuation of the Mediterranean.

Director All about direction

Jose Alvaro Morais

Jose Alvaro Morais

José Álvaro Morais (Coimbra, Portugal, 1943 - Lisbon, Portugal, 2004) first studied medicine in Lisbon; in 1969, he moved to Brussels, where he attended the Institut national supérieur des arts du spéctacle et des téchniques de diffusion and studied under André Delvaux, Ghislain Cloquet and Michel Fano. This was the beginning of his activity as a filmmaker, directing the shorts The Upper Room (1972) and El día que me quieras (1973). He returned to Portugal in 1974, during the Carnation Revolution, and made the medium-length Domus de Bragança (1975) and the made-for-TV film Cantigamente N°3 (1975). He debuted in feature films with Ma Femme Chamada Bicho (1976), which was followed by O Bobo (1987), Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival; medium-length films such as Zéfiro (1994), which was also presented at Locarno; and the feature-length Peixe Lua (2000) and Quaresma (2003), which was presented at Cannes. In 2006, his life and career were reconstructed by José Nascimento in the film Silêncios do Olhar.

Filmography:
The Upper Room (cm, 1972), El día que me quieras (cm, 973), Domus de Bragança (mm, 1975), Cantigamente N°3 (tv, 1975), Ma Femme Chamada Bicho (1976), O Bobo (1987), Margem Sul (cm, 1994), Zéfiro (mm, 1994), Peixe Lua (2000), Os 25 Anos do Teatro da Cornucópia (2000), Quaresma (2003).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
José Álvaro Morais
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Jorge Marecos Duarte, José Álvaro Morais, António Câmara Manoel
fotografia/cinematography
Edgar Moura
montaggio/film editing
José Manuel Lopes, Claudio Martinez
scenografia/production design
João Calvário
musica/music
Carlos Azevedo
suono/sound
Stephan Konken
interpreti/cast
Fernando Heitor, João Calvário, Luís Miguel Cintra, Marcello Urghege, Paula Guedes, Paulo Pires, Rafael Godinho, Ricardo Colares
produttore/producer
Joaquim Pinto
produzione/production
Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, Ger