01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

01 MAY — 11 MAY 2024

The River and the Labyrinth

Ian Capillé

Portugal / Brazil
2023, 24'

Two stories, on two banks of the Tagus River, that are perhaps not as disconnected as they seem at first glance.

The title is, in itself, an enigma: Rio simultaneously refers to the river [rio] Tagus, with which the film opens, and to Rio de Janeiro, where the main characters come from; the Labyrinth, in turn, refers to the amorous mismatches provided by the urban network of alleys and lanes and to the narrative structure of the film itself, anachronistic, fragmentary and tangled. The tragic beauty of an ordinary love story is elevated through a game in which the spectator is forced to tie up the loose ends, an exercise that is as playful as it is disturbing. Confusion sets in, uncertainty about the order and place of things also, and, sneakily, everything is clarified in a gaze; a gaze haunted by pain. After all, beneath the jovial colloquiality of a coffee conversation, a phantasmatic malaise brews. (Ricardo Vieira Lisboa)

National Competition

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PREMIERE TYPE
World
ORIGINAL TITLE
O Rio e Seu Labirinto
LANGUAGE
Português
SUBTITLES
English
SCRIPT
Ian Capillé
CAST
Gabriela Giffoni, Ian Capillé, Nina Botkay, Vânia Doutel Vaz
PHOTOGRAPHY
Manuel Pinho Braga
EDITING
Helena Estrela
PRODUCER
Gabriela Giffoni, Ian Capillé, Manuel Rocha da Silva, Bruno Abib
PRODUCTION
Filmes Fantasma

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