O Ofício Da Ilusão (The Art Of Delusion)

Synopsis

The art of delusion is sculpted with images from a family archive from the 70s and 80s and sound clips from films. Madame Bovary is Flaubert's heroine and opens the hosts of this narrative exercise. Based on Ema Paiva's dialogue with her friend and confidant Pedro Lumiares in the film Vale Abraão by Manoel de Oliveira, we understand gender identity as a closed characterization of social values. Ema, who here represents Women in a broader sense, inherits a traditional life in a patriarchal society. Facing this oppression, Ema questions her condition and the society in which she operates. Thanks to the bovarism that integrates in each woman, the force of disobedience will burn the path that was once idealized for them.

Original Title
O OFÍCIO DA ILUSÃO
Director
Cláudia Varejão
Producer
Cláudia Varejão
Script
Cláudia Varejão
Editing
Cláudia Varejão
Sound
Cláudia Varejão
Original Language
English, Portuguese
Subtitles
French, English, Portuguese

Film Statistics

  • 788 Spectators
  • 13 Festival Selections
  • 17 Exhibitions

Festivals Selections (in competition)

12.2021
Frames Portuguese Film Festival, Sweden
11.2021
Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Cinema no Feminino, Portugal
11.2021
Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal
11.2021
Films Femmes Méditerranée, France
10.2021
Family Film Project, Portugal
10.2021
VISTACURTA - Festival de Curtas de Viseu, Portugal
09.2021
Porto Femme - Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal
06.2021
Festival de Cinema Luso-brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
10.2020
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal
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Other Screenings

10.2021
Exibição Imprópria - Mostra de cinema de igualdade de género
08.2021
Cineclube de Faro - Agosto
06.2021
Festival de Cinema Luso-brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira
06.2021
This is Short
11.2020
Shortcutz Porto - Novembro

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