Pimenta / De Oliveira / Abrantes  [2014]
The Figures Carved Into The Knife By The Sap Of The Banana Trees, The Old Man Of Belem, Taprobana
DirectorGabriel Abrantes, Manoel de Oliveira, Joana Pimenta
CastMário Barroso, Natxo Checa, Luis Miguel Cintra, Diogo Dória, Ricardo Trêpa, Jani Zhao
The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees, Joana Pimenta, 16 minutes
Replete with indelible images and suffused with an elegant air of mystery, Joana Pimenta’s landscape film-cum-auto-fiction mines an archive of correspondence between the island of Madeira and the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique.
The Old Man of Belem, Manoel de Oliveira, 19 minutes
Portuguese master Manoel de Oliveira posits a droll encounter in the Garden of Eternity between old literary friends: Luís Vaz de Camões, Miguel de Cervantes, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes.
Taprobana, Gabriel Abrantes, 24 minutes
Shot on Super 16mm, Taprobana is a stunningly inventive send-up of Portuguese poet-turned-national hero Luís Vaz de Camões’ tortured inspiration for his literary masterwork The Lusiads.

“PIMENTA / DE OLIVEIRA / ABRANTES” (2014 presentation)
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LanguagePortuguese, Sinhalese, Spanish
CountryPortugal, Sri Lanka
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