Carlos Conceição's feature film "Serpentarius" and Maureen Fazendeiro's short film "Black Sun" were selected for doclisboa'19
"Serpentarius" by Carlos Conceição will be presented in doclisboa on October 25th at 19:00 in the large auditorium of Culturgest and “Black Sun” by Maureen Fazendeiro on October 20th at 14:00 in Culturgest's small auditorium. Both films are part of the New Visions section that discuss borders and limits with films from different times that question the contemporary nature of cinema.
"Serpentarius is also included on the competition for first works.
“Serpentarius” by Carlos Conceição, a Portuguese-Angolan co-production, had its world premiere at Berlinale Forum and was first exhibited in Portuguese territory at Curtas Vila do Conde where the author was Director in Focus. In the meantime, the film won the Nuove Visione Prize at Sicilia Queer in Italy, the Audience Award at the Burgas Film Festival in Bulgaria and is now selected for Viennale, the most important international film event in Austria as well as one of the most world's oldest and best known German-speaking festivals.
“Sol Negro”, the short film by French-Portuguese director Maureen Fazendeiro, had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Canada. Produced by O Som e a Fúria (Portugal) and Norte Productions (France) and promoted internationally by AGENCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency, the film confronts images of a solar eclipse day in Lisbon and excerpts from a poem by Henri Michaux, read by French actress Delphine Seyrig.
After “Motu Maeva”, doclisboa award-winning documentary, “Sol Negro” is Maureen Fazendeiro's second film, which had its world premiere last July at the Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival competition.