It is with images of Domingos de Oliveira Santos, a surgeon turned filmmaker, that Edgar Pêra composes a mosaic that goes beyond home videos, rushing beyond them.
For filmmaker Edgar Pera his trip to China, filmed in color Super8 film, “My Trip to China,” reflects the sound of ‘Just What the Doctor Ordered’.
Edgar Pêra, the ‘Kamera-Man’, has been shooting his cine-diaries since the 1980’s, paying special attention to punk bands. His “Kino-Pop Archives” include rare performances by singular Portuguese musicians, like Pedro Ayres de Magalhães (Heróis do Mar e Madredeus).
Edgar Pêra, the ‘Kamera-Man’, has been shooting his cine-diaries since the 1980’s, paying special attention to punk bands. His “Kino-Pop Archives” include rare performances by singular Portuguese musicians, like Farinha Master (lOcaso Épico).
Edgar Pêra, the ‘Kamera-Man’, has been shooting his cine-diaries since the 1980’s, paying special attention to punk bands. His “Kino-Pop Archives” include rare performances by singular Portuguese musicians, like Manuel João Vieira (Ena Pá 2000, Irmãos Catita e Corações de Atum).
A performance-film (by the kaleidoscopic director Edgar Pêra) that is an homage to Alberto Pimenta, a poet, writer, thinker but also a performer. One of the most important Portuguese artists, provocateur by nature and political nonconformant by faith.
A bizarre and tragic ballad of an impossible love between a nameless topographer and Leonor in a swamp soon to be destroyed by the forces of Man. She (Teresa Salgueiro, ethereal voice of Madredeus) is the swamp-flower, protégée of a Socratic Director (and his goat Plato). In a world without women, she is kept safe from the temptations of the flesh by her strict and grotesque Aunt. The sound-track entirely played by the workers (fado and bossa nova singers) reveals parallel narratives of suspicion and conspiracy that unfold to the pace of the unconscious leading to a confrontation between Man and River. Inspired by a hypnotic story by Branquinho da Fonseca (1905-1974).
Documentary about the last days of fascism and the 1974 Portuguese revolution. Images and sounds from the past (fascism and liberation days) are mixed together with images and sounds from the present days (Free Timor demonstrations).
A cine-diary shot in Oporto the day Benfica Football Club won the championship.
Santo Antoninho Square. Good Evening. Bica Neighborhood. “António!” shouts a feminine shadow. Knife thrusts. The victim runs along the funicular tracks until he reaches, panting, the Ruins of his (?) own Memory.
Six female apparitions emerge at a window with different views on the life and the personality of one António, a bon vivant from the Bica neighborhood, lover, husband (?), Fado (Fate) singer, and seller of cheap combs and other extraordinary artifacts (among which there is a fabulous and legendary elixir!).
The last feminine apparition, Marya de Fátyma, a popular Fado singer from the Bica neighborhood, an older and more experienced woman, introduces herself as António’s intimate confidante. She comments upon the rumors about António’s supposed intention to marry his supposed six lovers, and introduces the suspicion that António may have been the victim of a set up planned to have him treacherously stabbed to death.
Who is the real António? How many Antónios are there after all? And how many lovers? Did they get married? Did they kill him? Is he in Purgatory? Who is the mysterious eye that is the protagonist of the film? António? Which Antónyo? Me?? Phor phuck’s sayk!
A mutant project shot and screened in raves, parties, clubs and tecno-sets of every kind.
Ship-buildings, train-buildings, breathing-moving space arkitekture. A kinepoematic point of view of the work of the brilliant Portuguese Modernist Cassiano Branco.
May 2002. Like David against Goliath, Leixões Football Club faces Sporting in the Portugal Cup’s final. As in a procession, the supporters of both clubs religiously head to the stadium. Through their faces and reaction, we watch as the football game changes into a messianic spectacle.
Video performance by and with Portuguese poet Alberto Pimenta.
A sudwestern odyssey and an echo of a satire to a parallel Portugal, where cowboys and indians are unemployed…
Excerpts from a musical cine-choreography by Paulo Ribeiro. The performances are transformed by the trans-real music of Nuno Rebelo. A trip to Norhern Portugal.
A small musical film inspired from 3 themes by Lello Minsk and Shegundo Galarza.
A remix of the unreleased cine-diary Impending Doom.