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Curator
Benjamin Weil e Leonor Nazaré
26 August
at 22:00
Location
The Utopia of Peace - Films from the CAM Collection, Gulbenkian

The utopia of peace is a floating “island”, an unfortunate one, on the map of human history of all the wars.

Susana Gaudêncio starts from the observation of a specific housing typology at the city of Porto called "Ilhas" (islands), for a reflection on the colonial question, which Maria Lusitano, in turn, treats with critical humor and abundant documentation on the film “Nostalgia”.

In a manifestly darker tone, Daniel Barroca fragments the perception of the body and of the territories of war until they dissolve into abstraction. Salome Lamas gives voice to a rather young mercenary whose profession was to kill at the command of very corrupt groups, and Jan Fabre, in this film, depicts the inner struggle of a medieval knight fighting his inner demons.

Fighting seems to be the human condition, but the object of these fights is almost always a sign of a regrettable deviation from what could have been the essential purpose of the experience of life: consciousness linked to self-discovery, to the understanding of the universe and a collective construct.

ON THIS SESSION
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Fortunate Isles
Susana Gaudêncio
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Lancelot
Jan Fabre
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Le Boudin
Salomé Lamas
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Nostalgia
Maria Lusitano
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Soldier Playing with a dead lizard
Daniel Barroca