An Aviation Field

Um Campo de Aviação

Letištní plocha

Script: Joana Pimenta
Photography: Joana Pimenta
Editing: Joana Pimenta
Sound: Joana Pimenta
Producer, Co-producer: Joao Matos (TERRATREME FILMES), Cozette Russell (FILM STUDY CENTER AND THE SENSORY ETHNOGRAPHY LAB), Andreia Queiroz (CINCO DA NORTE)
Color: Colour
Language: Portuguese
Synopsis

Observing a volcanic crater opens up a narrative filled with allusions and intimations that create an imaginary city along the lines of the metropolis of Brasilia inside the Cape Verdean volcano Pico de Fogo. A projection of an urban plan creates a world of possible stories, while shots of the urban model take us on a walk along the geometry of the city where even the cloud cover has been calculated. Portuguese filmmaker Joana Pimenta (1986) lives and works in the USA and Brazil. Her films and video installations work with techniques from visual anthropology. Previously at Jihlava, she showed her film debut The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees (2014), in which she used invented memories to construct a dream correspondence between the Madeira islands and the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique.

“There I found myself, time traveler, space archaeolo gist, trying to rebuild exoticism out of wrecks and remainders.”

Biography

Observing a volcanic crater opens up a narrative filled with allusions and intimations that create an imaginary city along the lines of the metropolis of Brasilia inside the Cape Verdean volcano Pico de Fogo. A projection of an urban plan creates a world of possible stories, while shots of the urban model take us on a walk along the geometry of the city where even the cloud cover has been calculated. Portuguese filmmaker Joana Pimenta (1986) lives and works in the USA and Brazil. Her films and video installations work with techniques from visual anthropology. Previously at Jihlava, she showed her film debut The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees (2014), in which she used invented memories to construct a dream correspondence between the Madeira islands and the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique.

Photo Gallery

AGÊNCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency / Liliana Costa / Praça José Régio, nº 110 / 4480-718 / Vila do Conde / Portugal / +351 252 638027 / liliana@curtas.pt / www.curtas.pt
 
Festival edition: 2016
Sections: Fascinations
Premiere Type: European Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
Screening:
28.10.2016 09:30
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