Mariphasa

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    Mariphasa

    Directed by

    Portugal

    2018

    86 min

    • Portuguese

    Fiction

    "We've got tonight. Who needs tomorrow?" A man at church, seated apart from the rest. A woman looking over her shoulder. The man’s face that carries injuries inside and out. Paulo’s daughter died in tragic circumstances. He no longer lives with her mother and works by night as a security guard on a building site. When his shift is over, he often spends the night at the home of his lover Luisa and her son Rui. He regards their unstable neighbour Felipe warily, who likes to go hunting; his dog just won’t stop barking. A knife. A burglary. A nightmare. A wolf’s head. Splinters of glass in dog food. Puzzling love affairs. First aid instructions. Light and shadow alternate to reveal and obscure what’s actually happening. Places, people and actions seem almost to run together in the darkness of the night."The things I feel do not feel like things I've felt before."

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    António Júlio Duarte
    Albano Jerónimo
    Isabel Abreu
    Eduardo Aguilar
    João Pedro Bénard
    Cláudia Éfe
    Luísa Cruz
    Gonçalo Waddington
    Screenplay
    Sandro Aguilar
    Cinematography
    Rui Xavier
    Editing
    Sandro Aguilar
    Production
    O SOM E A FURIA
    Sandro Aguilar

    Sandro Aguilar

    Portugal

    Born in 1974 in Portugal, Sandro Aguilar studied film at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, in Lisbon. In 1998 he founded the production company O Som e a Fúria. His first fiction feature film was UPRISE (2008). MERCURY (2010) was in competition for the Tiger Awards for Short Films at IFFR 2011. His films have won awards at festivals, such as La Biennale di Venezia, Gijón, Oberhausen and Vila do Conde, and have been screened in Torino, Belfort, Montreal, Clermont-Ferrand among others. Besides being a director, Aquilar is an editor and a producer. MARIPHASA is his second feature film.

    Selected Filmography