Serpentário

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Serpentário

Serpentarius

Carlos Conceição
Angola/P, 2019
Features, 85min, OmeU

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Serpentário

Carlos Conceição
Angola/P, 2019
Features, 85min, OmeU

Wed
30
Oct
21:15
Metro, Historischer Saal
Fri
01
Nov
13:30
Urania
Cast: 
João Arrais
Carlos Conceição
Screenplay: 
Carlos Conceição
Sound: 
Rafael Gonçalves Cardoso
Camera: 
Carlos Conceição
Editor: 
Carlos Conceição
Mariana Gaivão
António Gonçalves
Composer: 
Hugo Leitão
Carlos Conceição

Production: 
Mirabilis
Agencia da Curta Metragem
Format: 
DCP
Color

Carlos Conceição’s first feature-length work SERPENTÁRIO unfolds before our eyes as a hypnotic journey between memories and premonitory visions, with the idea of voyage as the starting point for a personal and collective search. The film and the gaze of Conceição, a long-time collaborator of João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata, is inextricably rooted in his personal journey, and that of his family, from Angola to Portugal. Through undefinable landscapes, haunting mythology, and sci-fi ruins, the search for the director’s mother and his origins begins. SERPENTÁRIO progressively takes shape as a cinematic alter ego that speaks of the act of leaving, setting out, exploring. Preoccupations such as colonialism, slavery, and the relationship between the land and people who belong to it are embedded in the idea of a spiritual quest. SERPENTÁRIO unfolds as an odyssey, an ancestral road movie, suspended between multiple dimensions that take us through the desert, ruins, history, future, and all those places of life and death. However, the Serpentarium is also the place where snakes are bred, it is the job of those who carry them, the constellation from which it’s possible to observe the world. (Nico Marzano)

In the presence of Carlos Conceição und João Arrais.

 

Carlos Conceição: NO ESCAPING GRAVITY (2007, K), CRIMINAL (2007, K), TEMPO- RÁRIA 2 X (2010, K), CARNE (2010, K), O INFERNO (2011, K), BOA NOITE CINDERELA (2014, K), ACORDA LEVIATÃ (2015, K), COELHO MAU (2017, K)