Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>24, 2024, Nantes - France

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Acto dos feitos da Guiné
(Acto dos feitos da Guiné)

by Fernando MATOS SILVA


Starting from what looks like a theatre set, Fernando Matos Silva undertakes a sort of temporal panning of Portugal’s presence in Africa. On the stage he sets, a picturesque and parody-like procession of historical figures shows a 15th-century Portuguese navigator, fascist leaders from this Europe of ours, such as Hitler and Mussolini, and a guerrillero from the wars of liberation. In front of the camera, each of them performs his act, listing his victories and grand achievements. Filmed in colour, this sham theatre is interspersed with documentary images shot in black and white taken from the filmmaker’s experience in Guinea-Bissau when he served in Portuguese army’s film department. They reveal to us in a garish light the political determinants of an epoch – so much so that they even anticipate the reality of future traumas and accusations regarding the “acts” perpetrated at the time. AR & JB

  • Titre français
    Acto dos feitos da Guiné
  • Original title
    Acto dos feitos da Guiné
  • Scénario
  • Photo
    José Luís CARVALHOSA
  • Montage
    Fernando MATOS SILVA
  • Assistant réalisateur
    Francisco Manso
  • Son
    Luís BARÃO, Carlos Alberto LOPES
  • Musique
  • Interprétation
    José GOMES, Virgílio MASSINGE, Peuples de Guinée-Bissau et du Portugal
  • Production
  • Décors
    Moniz Pereira
  • Ventes internationales
    Cinemateca Portuguesa, Sara MOREIRA :
  • Support de projection
    16 mm

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