4 PORTUGUESE DIRECTORS IN BERLINALE SHORTS
|In the short film competition of the 67th edition of Berlinale, Salomé Lamas, João Salaviza, Gabriel Abrantes and Diogo Costa Amarante will be the Portuguese directors present with the 4 short films selected for the competitive section Berlinale Shorts. In Gabriel Álvares' HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS, we are presented with an extravagant odyssey about the romance between Jo, a young aboriginal girl fleeing from her village to São Paulo, and Coughman, an intelligent robot capable of making jokes, under the theme of indigenous rights and political activism. Salomé Lamas is featured in this year's edition with COUP DE GRÂCE, whose main character, Leonor, returns from a trip on a day when her father Francisco no longer expected her. In a period of 24 hours, they will live a hallucinated reality driven by the restlessness of the father in apparent normality. In the CIDADE PEQUENA , by Diogo Costa Amarante, we witness a day when Frederico learns at school that people have a head, body and limbs, and that if the heart stops, people die. That night, he did not sleep and woke his mother up several times to tell her that his chest hurt. Finally, in ALTAS CIDADES DE OSSADAS by João Salaviza, we meet Karlon, born in Pedreira dos Húngaros and pioneer of Creole rap, who fled the neighbourhood where he had been relocated to. Altas Cidades de Ossadas has an inquisitive and imaginative touch to its memories, to the institutional siege, and to the submerged stories of a dark time.