A man and a child meet under a tree on a river bank, sharing the same memory and a secret. They find in each other the serenity, the silence and the time they lost in the flowing water of the river. The first fiction feature film by André Gil Mata, shot in 16mm film, in Bosnia during the peak of winter.

The Great Attractor

The Great Attractor is a musical assembly of Prelinger archive materials about deep space and infancy.

Self Destructive Boys

Self Destructive Boys is a direct stare into masculine interaction as we follow three boys testing the limits of their sexual flexibility.


Shot entirely in the USA, Sleepwalk portrays a cowboy looking sheriff who will do anything for a special kind of pie.


Russa is a woman who returns to her old Porto neighborhood and still remembers the towers that were demolished.


Paulo works as a night guard in a building site. He lost his daughter in dramatic circumstances and no regret would ever give him a sense of closure. He often sleeps in his lover’s house where he witnesses the repeated transgressions of an unstable neighbor.

Our Madness

A madhouse can be different things at different times: slavery, civil war, a puppet regime. Ernania is a patient at the psychiatric hospital in Maputo. She is able to escape and a journey begins in her search for her husband and son. But when she finds them, they somehow disappear again.

Bostofrio, où le ciel rejoint la terre

In a remote village called Bostofrio, a young filmmaker breaks the law of silence in order to unearth the story of his grandfather. A series of awkward and funny interviews that reveal the secrets and half truths that are the fabric of rural Portugal.

Amor, Avenidas Novas

Manel is on his way back home, alone with a mattress, when he invades a film set and meets Rita and everything makes sense again: Amor, Avenidas Novas.

João e o Cão

João lives in the desolated outskirts of a big city. He’s always in trouble with the grown-up’s, and they don’t seem to understand that his fuss behavior is only a defense from the frailty of his world.

Kuduro – Fogo no Museke

Since its Independence, Angola had never witnessed a cultural movement as dynamic and controversial as the Kuduro is. There’s no trace of another musical genre that went beyond the frontiers to become an international phenomenon so quickly. Kuduro, Fogo no Museke it’s the social and cultural portrait of a new generation, the one that above all wishes to be the new Angola’s voice.

O Lar

Village of Reboleiro, north of Portugal. 103 old people live at Santa Catarina Residence. They used to be country people. The major part of those old people have missed already the idea of Time in a strange Space for them. There’s a great desire to communicate, they don’t want to be alone. They need to come back to their homes.

O Matricida

When Daniel’s mother dies of cancer, he can’t figure out the real weight of her loss. But during the first Christmas without her, the boy’s splitted between the urgent need of finding her living rests and the efforts of dealing with an unskilful father. Unexpectedly, Daniel accedes to a moment of his parent’s life that will perhaps destroy the tender image of his mother, forever.

O Rapaz e o Carro

The new villages are surrounded by industrial areas and roads which give a sense of conquest to the boys that grew up there. The car against the sleaze shared between friends. Tuning, street racers… There, they are all alike, it only takes having affection for their cars and with them… make your ground.

Olimpia I

A female professional sex worker is visited by her homosexual adolescent brother and his two dogs. He confronts her about her line of work after having played trivial pursuit with mother on the sun deck. He wouldn’t pay a dime for her disgusting breasts.

Olimpia II

A transvestite professional sex worker from a middle class Texan family waits for customers while listening to Henry Gorecki and drinking mini diet Coca-Cola. His maid the ‚Äòchocolate covered strawberry’ comforts him by rubbing his ‚Äòsoft batch’ and they begin making love.


In China, culture and the arts are very closely linked to people and their lives. The street life in Beijing is a 24-hour live show full of music, dance and sports. Over a period of month residence time (September 2007), I was observing Chinese life, collecting road images, documenting quotidian performances. I saw a city that’s literally exploding, in early transition from the ancient to the modern, (‚Ķ) preparing for hosting the 2008 Olympics.

Paisagem Urbana com Rapariga e Avião

Boy meets girl. The daily life of Dino and Helena is difficult and the grief is growing in a way that encloses them while they search for an urgent solution.