01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

Catatonia

Tiago Rosa-Rosso

Portugal
2020, 22'

A metaphor for the precarious labor conditions experienced by a generation represented through three friends. One of them, surviving on odd jobs to make ends meet, finds Ivo, a friend who seems completely catatonic or sleepwalking. A saga to help him begins.

Tiago Rosa-Rosso brings back a character (and the actor) from one of his first short films, Deus Dará (2013), and uses the same narrative structure of Despedida (2015): three men, one silent, two very talkative. Thus, Catatonia pursues his denunciation of job insecurity and adds to the generational portrait the theatrics and wordplays that have defined his later works. A candid absurdist fable where the “dead weight” of the unemployed in a capitalist society is made literal. (Ricardo Vieira Lisboa)

National Competition

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
World
ORIGINAL TITLE
Catatonia
LANGUAGE
Portuguese (PT) / Spanish
SCRIPT
Tiago Rosa-Rosso
CAST
Ana Paula Gusmão, António Dente, Ivo Vieira, Zé Bernardino
PHOTOGRAPHY
Miguel Plantier
SOUND
Inês Cartaxo
EDITING
Francisco Costa, Tiago Rosa-Rosso
PRODUCTION
Cooperativa n12

BIO

Tiago Rosa-Rosso nasceu em Lisboa em 1984. A sua obra divide-se entre filmes que abordam questões políticas e sociais de uma perspectiva de classe através do absurdo e do humor, e filmes onde o realizador procura simplificar a linguagem e a estética cinematográfica, caminhando quase para a abstracção formal. Os seus filmes têm participado regularmente nas secções competitivas de múltiplos festivais internacionais e nacionais. Em 2017 parte o seu trabalho esteve em retrospectiva no ciclo A Gulbenkian e o Cinema Português. 

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