Past Perfect

V'19

Past Perfect

Jorge Jácome
P, 2019
Shorts, 23min, eOF

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Past Perfect

Jorge Jácome
P, 2019
Shorts, 23min, eOF

Tue
29
Oct 19
16:00
Filmmuseum
Screenplay: 
Jorge Jácome
Pedro Penim
Sound: 
Shugo Tekina
Rui Lima
Sérgio Martins
Chopin
Camera: 
Jorge Jácome
Marta Simões
Editor: 
Jorge Jácome

Production: 
Jorge Jácome
World Sales: 
Portugal Film
Format: 
DCP
Color

The ambivalence of endless nostalgia finds wry expression in Jácome’s aptly titled PAST PERFECT, a playful amble through shimmering superimpositions, natural textures, and any number of cultural references, equal parts lowbrow and erudite. As the restless camera uncovers a frozen fidget spinner, floating cassettes, and buried iPhones, the subtitles set off back through time to remember the things that used to conjure up all that wonderful melancholy: last year’s crying parties in LA, Paul Klee’s “Angelus Novus”, the sun over the Bosporus in 1683. Why is digging in the past so much flashier than digging in the present? (James Lattimer)

In the presence of Jorge Jácome und David Cabecinha.