23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Granary Squares

Gonçalo Lamas

United Kingdom / Portugal
2021, 64'

In Granary Squares, our perspective is that of the surveillance camera over a new development in King’s Cross, London. Over the course of an hour, we get closer through this lens to a series of everyday moments lived in the square, in a zoom that keeps narrowing down.

Looking at a city square and feeling its movement, people passing by, small gestures that change, or even a small swarming of insects is what Gonçalo Lamas’ camera does, in this auspicious debut feature film. We are summoned as spectators to a time that we still remember, when there were many people on the streets who related to each other. The time before masks. And so, this camera roams and looks like a zombie, always looking for a focus. It is precisely here that this work shows its more experimental form, taking us on a journey into the interior of our thinking and our imagination. It’s worth everything I think, it’s worth everything I see, it’s worth everything I feel. (Miguel Valverde)

National Competition

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
World
ORIGINAL TITLE
Granary Squares
SOUND
Gonçalo Lamas
EDITING
Gonçalo Lamas

BIO

Gonçalo Lamas is an artist and writer born in Porto, Portugal. His most recent project is a performance titled Boeing Nº 737-800 in F#m, presented at Culturgest Porto, in 2020. An accompanying publication was launched internationally at the 6th Artist Self-Publishers’ Fair, in London. In 2022, SPAM Press will edit some times, zero hours, his first poetry pamphlet in English. Granary Squares is his first work for the big screen.

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