Fresnel lens is a departing point to unfold a critique of Western epistemologies informed by optical technologies as military and colonial design. The projection of light and its Enlightenments are embedded in the processes and violent imperial gestures of framing, grasping, revealing, discovering and possessing. The lighthouse keeper, Roque Pina, born of the war, inhabits that space between the dark zone and illumination and animates what will be seen. As counter-gesture, the film SUNSTONE seeks lines of flight towards the shadows through an upholding of a politics of opacity.
Narrated and starring Eduardo Lourenço himself, the documentary walks through his memory and the history of Portugal. Throughout the journey, he crosses paths with ghosts from our past and friends from his present.
Miguel Gonçalves Mendes
Criação Gráfica / Graphics
02 filmes, Push, Sugo Design
Guião / Script
Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, Sabrina D Marques, Diogo Figueira
Holy Family is dark humor comedy that tells the story of a family of 5 brothers, a single mother and a grandmother who live tight on a small apartment in Benfica. Everything is complicated on the day that the emblematic Sardoal FC mascot escapes and the club is at risk of losing the championship.
Guião / Script
Actores / Cast
Cláudia Jardim, Ivone Ruth, Enzo Scarpa, Bruno Mendonça, Diana Narciso
This is a three part documentary series about the magical world of the Bijagos people where their close relationship with nature permeates every single daily action.
Guided by their own voices, we propose a journey exploring the unique natural, spiritual and cultural heritage of the Bijagos, at a time of profound transformation and uncertainty about its sustainability and survival.