VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Ramiro

V' 17

Ramiro

Manuel Mozos
P, 2017
Fiction, 104min, OmeU

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Ramiro

Manuel Mozos
P, 2017
Fiction, 104min, OmeU

Cast: 
António Mortágua
Madalena Almeida
Fernanda Neves
Vitor Correia
Sofia Marques
Screenplay: 
Mariana Ricardo
Telmo Churro
Sound: 
Miguel Martins
Camera: 
João Ribeiro
Editor: 
Pedro Filipe Marques
Composer: 
Bruno Pernadas
Decoration: 
Artur Pinheiro
Costume: 
Lucha d’Orey

Production: 
O som e a Fúria
World Sales: 
O som e a Fúria
Format: 
DCP
Color

Lisbon in our days. Scenes from the life of Ramiro, a lonely antiquarian. Almost accidentally, Manuel Mozos weaves a melancholic network of day-to-day, yet significant occurrences around “his” Ramiro: looks of resignation, tenderness and desire, empathetic contacts with his neighbour Amelia, who recovers from a stroke; her pregnant granddaughter Daniela, whose father is in prison; night-time drinking rounds and fleeting encounters which might even end up in violent nocturnal humiliation. While in the very first scene of the film a vain professional writer sits in a TV studio for his make-up, the camera pans from the TV set to Ramiro, the poet, who knows better than anyone else that poetry doesn’t sell.
In this plain and simple masterpiece, Manuel Mozos, the underestimated Portuguese film poet, who works as a film archivist for a living, talks about his life almost autobiographically – modestly, with an open rather than a happy ending. For this reason, finely-tuned listeners are rewarded with Mozart’s Requiem, played by the Vienna Philharmonics, rather than sad national fado music. (Otto Reiter)

In the presence of Manuel Mozos.

With PETIT CHEMINEMENT DANS L'ECLIPSE.