Film Countries Archives: Portugal

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By Flavio [short film]

  Pedro Cabeleira

  Portugal     25 minutes

Synopsis

Marcia, a young single mother, pursues her dream date.

This film screens as part of Shorts 5: Moments (Drama)

 Porteguese 

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Ice Merchants [short film]

  João Gonzalez

  Portugal     14 minutes

Synopsis

A father and son are a pair of ice merchants, who parachute from their cliffside house to sell their wares to the village below.

This film screens as part of Shorts 2: Expansions (Animation)

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Garrano [short film]

  Vasco Sá & David Doutel

  Portugal     15 minutes

Synopsis

Joel and his horse, working under the blazing sun, discover a man attempting to start a forest fire.

This film screens as part of Shorts 2: Expansions (Animation)

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Collection of four tense film stills representing Shorts Program 5

Shorts 5: Moments (Drama)

  Various

  Croatia, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, United States     85 minutes

Synopsis

These five shorts spanning five countries are bursting with precarious circumstances and unexpected happenings. Featuring works by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan, Mara Tamkovich, Tara Westwood, Lana Baric, and Pedro Cabeleira.

Lynn leaves her family behind to pursue her luck in the city as a country singer in The Headhunters Daughter (Philippines). In LIVE (Poland), two women journalists attempting to broadcast from protest-filled Mink are targeted by a drone. In Triggered (US) a US Senator faces her greatest challenge when a home invasion takes a shocking turn. An unexpected visit shakes up forty-year-old Željka’s quiet, isolated routine and transports her back into the past in Snow White (Croatia). Marcia, a young single mother, pursues her dream date in By Flavio (Portugal).

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sat, Oct 22 @ 4:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Live director Mara Tamkovich
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

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Collection of four animated film stills representing Shorts Program 2

Shorts 2: Expansions (Animation)

  Various

  Portugal, Switzerland, United States     73 minutes

Synopsis

This group of animated shorts stirs the imagination and offers heroic stories of rituals. Featuring works by Jeff Le Bars and Jérémie Balais, João Gonzalez, Ahmad Saleh, David Doutel and Vasco Sá, Jonathan Laskar, and Sara Gunnarsdóttir.

In New Moon (U.S.), inner city dreams are illuminated in this imaginative surrealist journey narrated by Colman Domingo. A father and son are a pair of Ice Merchants (Portugal), who parachute from their cliffside house to sell their wares to the village below. A sleepless mother searches for her missing child in war-torn Palestine with the help of the Night (Palestine) sky. Joel and his horse, working under the blazing sun, discover a man attempting to start a forest fire in Garrano (Portugal). In The Record (Switzerland), an antique instrument dealer receives a magical vinyl record from a traveler. In the early ’90s, an imaginative 15-year-old searches for her ultimate paramour but struggles to balance the real world and her grandiose fantasies in My Year of Dicks (U.S.)

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sun, Oct 16 @ 2:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.