Vai-e-vem

V' 17

Vai-e-vem

Come And Go

João César Monteiro
P/F, 2002
175min, OmeU

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Vai-e-vem

João César Monteiro
P/F, 2002
, 175min, OmeU

Cast: 
João César Monteiro
João Vuvu
Rita Pereira Marques
Adriana/ Urraca
Joaquina Chicau
Custódia
Manuela de Freitas
Fausta
Screenplay: 
João César Monteiro
Sound: 
Jean-Claude Laureux
Camera: 
Mário Barroso
Editor: 
João Nicolau
Renata Sancho
Decoration: 
José Manuel Castanheira
Costume: 
Isabel Branco
Lucha d’Orey

Production: 
Madragoa Filmes
Gemini Films
Arte France Cinéma
RTP
World Sales: 
NOS Lusomundo Audiovisualis
Format: 
35 mm
Color

VAI-E-VEM (“Come and Go”) has never been screened at the Viennale before. It is the last film that João César Monteiro made, fully aware that his end was near. We have chosen this film because we want to reveal a connection between Hans and Monteiro: As truly free and upstanding people they always remained true to their beliefs and never cared about the conventions of the prevailing mainstreams. Now that Hans and Monteiro are gone, a feeling of emptiness and transience remains in a world that occasionally seems to be moving in strange directions, somehow reminiscent of others experienced in dark periods of history. VAI-E-VEM is to be understood as a simple gesture of farewell.
With this film, Monteiro also wanted to show the staging of “breaking camp,” as it were, by bidding us farewell and leaving behind his work and elements for understanding it. What Hans has left behind is something lively, something that should live on: the Viennale. We sincerely hope that the festival will continue the course taken by its late captain. Goodbye Hans, until we meet again. (Luís Urbano & Manuel Mozos)

In the presence of Manuel Mozos.
With V’14-TRAILER: CHAFARIZ DAS VIRTUDES by Manoel de Oliveira