is a Portuguese-Brazilian co-production directed by Brazilian filmmaker Anna Azevedo. The documentary travels throughout Portugal, Brazil, and Cape Verde in search of stories ridden by yearning and inserted in the context of events that marked the history of these three countries connected by the sea and the culture of yearning (Saudade) Such as the colonization process, slavery, dictatorships, and leaving to never return.
The culture of yearning is the thread linking conversations by the sea between Portuguese, Brazilian, and Cape Verdean characters in their countries of origin. The framework is inspired by the strength of the culture of yearning in Portuguese-speaking countries.
Anna Azevedo, director
Director and video artist renowned for her poetic language and unique treatment of archive footage, elements always present in her films and artistic installations.
With works exhibited at cinema festivals and renowned artistic events, such as the Berlin and the Rotterdam Film Festivals, HotDocs, Sheffield, CPH:DOX, MoMA, the Rio and the São Paulo International Film Festivals, the Venice Biennale, and the Mercosul Biennial.
“Saudade” is her first solo cinematographic feature film.
54.º. FESTIVAL DE BRASÍLIA DO CINEMA BRASILEIRO (Brazil)
FEATURE FILM COMPETITIVE VIEWING
-- OFFICIAL JURY’S BEST FILM --
23º RIO DE JANEIRO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Brazil)
Original Idea and Director ANNA AZEVEDO Director of Photography VINICIUS BRUM editors ANNA AZEVEDO, EVA RANDOLPH, FERNANDA TEIXEIRA, PEDRO MAGANO Sound Technician PORTUGAL: DUARTE FERREIRA BRASIL: PEDRO MOREIRA Additional Sound Technician BRAZIL: DANIEL MARTINS, ALLAN MARINHO, GABRIELA DAMASCENO DAMASCENO Post-Production, Colourist FABIO SOUZA Sound Editing and Mixing MAURÍCIO D'OREY Graphic Art SÉRGIO DUARTE Producers ANNA AZEVEDO, PEDRO MAGANO, PEDRO SÁ Executive Producers BRASIL: ANNA AZEVEDO PORTUGAL: LILIANA LASPRILLA, PEDRO MAGANO
With the presence of: VALTER HUGO MÃE, ABEL COENTRÃO, MARTINHO DA VILA, MARCO LUCCHESI, VICTORIA GRABOIS, MARINETE SILVA, DALVA CORREA, VERA DUARTE, DINA SALÚSTIO, COMUNIDADE DOS RABELADOS DE ESPINHO BRANCO
Produced by BUTTERFLY FILMES e PIXBEE
Country: BRASIL | PORTUGAL
Duration: 70 MIN.