23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Blindman’s Buff

Tomás Paula Marques

Portugal
2021, 16'

An investigation regarding vulnerability and security, challenge and resistance, as well as the figures that still haunt the city streets.

Set almost entirely at night, that territory of both liberation and oppression, Tomás Paula Marques’ first professional short film moves forward, with renewed formal and narrative audacity, into another territory that their cinema knows well: bullying and prejudice. The protection of those who are close to us, whether family or friends, from the obscurantism of others, remains as necessary as ever. There will always be those who resist, shepherd or filmmaker. The Blindman’s Buff is resistance, overcoming, and above all, cinema. (Ana David)

National Competition

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
World
ORIGINAL TITLE
Cabra Cega
LANGUAGE
Portuguese (PT)
SCRIPT
Inês Pinheiro Torres, Tomás Paula Marques, Marcelo Tavares, Rodrigo Vaiapraia
CAST
Francisca Silva, Gaspar Menezes, Eluisa Muambi
PHOTOGRAPHY
Manuel Pinho Braga
SOUND
Marcelo Tavares
EDITING
Clara Jost, Jorge Jácome
PRODUCER
Tomás Paula Marques, Patricia Silva, Cristiana Forte

BIO

Born in Porto (Portugal) in 1994, Tomás Paula Marques studied Directing in Lisbon Theatre and Film School. Their first short film Sem Armas premiered in IndieLisboa 2016 and their graduation film Em Caso de Fogo (2019) has been travelling internationally, having won the Orona Prize in San Sebastián International Film Festival. Since then, Paula Marques postgraduated in Sociology and is currently developing a master’s project at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola.

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