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PORTUGAL, Angola | 85 minutes | 2018

If I were to adopt a bird that lived to be 150, would you take care of it after I died? asked his mother shortly before dying. Thus begins the young man’s quest through the African continent in search of the inherited bird. An ethnohistorical journey that snakes through the past and present of each place visited, Serpentário wanders between genres as the size and texture of the image shifts and synthesizers come to replace piano and violin . A cinematic essay with a sci-fi-esque narration, a melancholy tone and an experimental retro-future aesthetic.
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

"Serpentarius is a quest framed by mortality and memory. The director’s own heritage, then, blurs ambiguously with myth in this realm where bonds cross lifetimes and continents, and nature exhibits a resilience and magnificence that aligns it with the unlimited possibilities of magic realist fantasy. A contemplative reckoning with the passage of time, familial identity, and the ties of territory." Kinoscope

Jury's special mention - Festival du nouveau cinéma

Berlin Film Festival

Programs

Sunday October 13, 2019

Program #80
19:15
Cinéma du Parc 3

Thursday October 17, 2019

Program #192
19:00
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Carlos Conceição

No biography

COELHO MAU, FIC, 20' 2017;

ACORDA, LEVIATÃ, DOC,FIC,EXP, 20', 2015;

BOA NOITE CINDERELA, FIC, 30', 2014;

VERSAILLES, FIC, 21',2013;

O INFERNO, FIC,20’, 2011;

CARNE, FIC, 20’, 2010;

DUAS ARANHAS, FIC, 9’, 2009;

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Carlos Conceição
  • Producer Carlos Conceição, António Gonçalves
  • Cast Isabel Abreu, João Arrais

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