Four actors in the old convent of Petits Anglais, in the heart of a working-class section of Lisbon. This modernist collage of images and sounds is a theatrical composition of some of the most extraordinary European poetry of the 16th century. Pastoral poems, tavern poems, festive songs, metaphysical chants, lyricism and sensuality, political protest and woman's condition, there is some of everything in the works of Luis Vaz de Camões (a great Portuguese poet of the 1500's, whose masterpiece is the epic poem I lusiadi). In this video, which was filmed by a young troup headed by Paulo Rocha, each shot becomes a world to itself, an adventure in which the poetry, the voices, the bodies reinvent themselves in a space which goes beyond the rational.
Plot: Silvina Pereira, Louis Vaz de Camões.
Director of photography: Cláudia Tomaz.
Art director: Maria João Silveira Ramos.
Music: Rui Luís Pereira.
Editor: José Edgar Feldman, Cláudia Tomaz, Paulo Rocha.
Cast: Augusto Portela, Isabel Fernandes, Julio Martin, Silvina Pereira.
Producer: Paulo Rocha.
Produzione e vendita all'estero: Suma Filmes, rua Filipe Folque 49, 1050 Lisboa, Portugal, tel. +351-1-3159065, fax +351-1-3159066, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-production: Teatro Maizum.