23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

The Damned Yard

André Gil Mata

Portugal
2023, 44'

Adaptation of Franz Kafka’s short story A Fratricide. Mr. Wese and Schmar are brothers, but soon they will see the love of Mrs. Wese as the limit of brotherly affection. And Pallas observes everything, impassive and serene.

Courtyards are hybrid spaces in architecture, outdoor places inside a building complex. In Pátio do Carrasco, André Gil Mata describes a mysterious event from the points of view of four characters. Four characters as the four walls of a courtyard, unveiling the enigma as the space itself closes in and concentrates. The windows (a major authorial trope) compose a timeless kaleidoscope where camera movements (the surprising zooms and dolly zooms that break the stasis of everyday life) and sound effects synchronize us around a whodunit à la Rashomon, where everything is built around silences and the out-of-field compositions. Kafka’s short story A Fratricide and the history of the last Portuguese executioner merge in a cardboard Lisbon so that, in the end, we end up in the beginning, with the maestro. (Ricardo Vieira Lisboa)

National Competition

SCREENINGS

May 04, Thursday, 21:30 (90')

Cinema São Jorge, Room Manoel de Oliveira • C.240

May 06, Saturday, 21:45 (90')

Cinema São Jorge, Room 3 • C.243

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
Pátio do Carrasco
LANGUAGE
Português
SUBTITLES
English
SCRIPT
André Gil Mata
CAST
André Gil Mata, António Júlio, Catarina Lacerda, David Almeida
PHOTOGRAPHY
Frederico Lobo
SOUND
Rafael Cardoso, Filipe Rebelo
EDITING
André Gil Mata, Cláudia Ribeiro, Fabiano Mota Teixeira
PRODUCER
André Gil Mata, Pedro Fernandes Duarte, Frederico Lobo, Luís Palito, João Vladimiro, Marta Lima
PRODUCTION
Rua escura, Agente A Noite, Primeira Idade

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