Presented by MONSTRA – Lisbon Animation Film Festival
Programm curated by Fernando Galrito
Tale About The Cat And The Moon
A poem. A tale made of silence and complicity. Light and shadows, the charm of the night, the moon as a passion… This is a tale about someone who tried to make the dream come true, the tale about the cat and the moon.
It’s like soot that rests on the top of our skull. We can’t see it. It belongs there already.
Vasco Sá, David Doutel
By mistake, she drinks the watercolour water and becomes a drawing. From there, the world of everyday life and the world of creation dance around a closet. Inside, every moment, every memory and every action become unique. As a book grows and becomes real, we follow the Playmaker in its creative process as an imagined course.
Várzea – Dislate de Pássaro
A film by José Xavier in memory of his master, based on a poem and music by Armando Servais Tiago.
José-Manuel Barata Xavier
A Shadow In The Soul
She passes by, he follows her. What is she doing at that hour? He loses her. Images of other meetings come to his memory. He finds her. The persecution continues, he’s more and more anguished.
Fernando Galrito, João Ramos
In a world where iron and land blend creating unexpected cities, the wind blows life among leaves in the eternal rebirth cycle. This is the wind’s embrace.
José Miguel Ribeiro
My Life In Your Hands
A very well-known Portuguese bullfighter arrives in Spain. El Matador will execute a long awaited “faena”. His son, Pedrito, accompanies him on this trip. He dreams of becoming like his father one day. However, just before the bullfight starts, between the backstage hustle and bustle, Pedrito meets the bull that will be fought by his father. This moment will forever change the fate of all three characters.
Fado of a Grown Man
Sitting in a tavern, after having lunch with an old friend, a man remembers small stories of a childhood spent in a popular neighbourhood of Lisbon. At the sound of a surreal fado, played by António Zambujo and with original music by João Lucas, several scenes of the past seem to move the man, tormenting him with mixed emotions of grief and joy. Finally, the experience leaves him a bitter taste of no morality at all: it is impossible to grow without sacrificing innocence.
Drop by Drop
The last habitants of a village refuse to let themselves sink into oblivion. In a world where the idea of progress appears to be above all, this home floats.
Alexandra Ramires (Xá), Laura Gonçalves
Tragic Story With Happy Ending
Some people are different, against their will. All they wish is to be equal to the others, cheerfully mixing among the crowd. There are people who spend the rest of their lives fighting to achieve this, denying, or hiding their differences. Some, however, just accept how they are and rise up to find their place close to others… in their hearts…