UM FILME EM FORMA DE ASSIM (A FILM LIKE THIS)
by JOÃO BOTELHO
Written by João Botelho, Maria Antónia Oliveira / Photography João Ribeiro / Editing João Braz / Starring Pedro Lacerda, Inês Castel-Branco, Cláudio da Silva / Produced by Ar de Filmes
Portugal, 2022 – 101’
V.O. sub. ITA
Cinema De Seta
The life of Portuguese writer Alexandre O’Neill portrayed in a chaotic and dreamlike musical atmosphere. An unexpected story that grasps a part of the unattainable life the poet left to the world.
João Botelho is one of the most prolific Portuguese directors to date. His films have participated in the most renowned international film festivals and he has received many accolades, such as the OCIC Promotional Award, Forum of New Cinema in 1986 in Berlin and ‘Premio Fondazione Mimmo Rotella’ in 2001 in Venice. Retrospectives of his work have been organized in Bergamo (1996), in La Rochelle, which also dedicated a monographic publication to him (1998), at the Cinémathèque in Luxemburg, and at the LEFEEST (2018) in Lisbon.