Excursions

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    Excursions

    Excursões

    Directed by

    Canada, Portugal

    2015

    22 min

    • Italian
    • Portuguese

    Fiction, Short

    In Lisbon, Claudia offers guided tours in and out of the city. At night, she kills time with her sister in a modest apartment. In Lisbon, lonesome Martinho is fluent in Italian and guide tourists all around town. At night, he watches documentaries on the internet and reads about astronomy. In Lisbon, a band is jamming .They perform improvisational noise jazz. In Lisbon, a mysterious phenomenon fills the air. Claudia and Martinho’s lonely hearts will discreetly meet to the sound of music.

    Credits

    Cast
    Cláudia Leal
    Martinho de Jesus
    Joana de Verona
    Patrícia Leal
    with the participation of Red Trio (Rodrigo Pinheiro
    Hernâni Faustino
    Gabriel Ferrandini)
    Screenplay
    Denis Côté
    Cinematography
    André Santos
    Editing
    Nicolas Ray
    Music
    Red Trio
    Production
    INDIELISBOA - ASSOCIAÇÃO CULTURAL
    Sales
    PORTUGAL FILM - PORTUGUESE FILM AGENCY
    Denis Côté

    Denis Côté

    Canada

    I see the forest as a way to connect with the world sometimes, a link between civilization and the pure strangeness in the characters’ lives. That’s what Curling is all about: how to connect with the world.

    Born in New Brunswick in Canada in 1973, Denis Côté studied film at Ahuntsic College in Montréal. He began his career producing and directing over a dozen low budget shorts whilst also working as a radio presenter and film critic for the Montréal weekly newspaper Ici. In 2005 he directed his first feature LES ÉTATS NORDIQUES, that won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. BESTIAIRE screened at the Berlinale Forum in 2012. In 2013, VIC+FLO SAW A BEAR won a Silver Bear in Berlinale. JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING was selected for Berlinale Forum in 2014. In 2015, his short MAY WE SLEEP SOUNDLY screened at Toronto IFF, followed by EXCURSIONS which was selected at Le rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. His film A SKIN SO SOFT premiered in Locarno.

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