Portugal
Cláudia Varejão, Joana Castro

Ø Island

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ABOUT MOVIE

Ø island is composed of several landscapes within a single landscape. They are territories lived and shaped by interior and exterior time. There are no privatized territories on this island. They are landscapes that cannot be accommodated: expanded through encounters, clashes, pressures and frictions. Between silence and intimacy, new islands are sculpted, in a possible encounter between life and death

Original title
Ø Ilha
Country
Portugal
Year
June 2023
Duration
11'
Color / Black&White
Color
Genre
Experimental

DIRECTOR:

Cláudia Varejão, Joana Castro

Cláudia Varejão was born in Porto and studied at the Creativity and Artistic Creation Program of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in partnership with the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin and the São Paulo International Film Academy. She also studied Photography at Ar.Co in Lisbon. Besides her work as a filmmaker, she developed a career as a photographer and a guest professor at Ar.Co and Catholic University of Porto. Her work, whether in film or photography, documentary or fiction, lives from her proximity to those portrayed.

Joana Castro develops his work between dance, performance, and sound, presenting his works in Portugal, France, Belgium, and Germany. She began her studies in the dance course at Balleteatro Escola Profissional in 2003, attended the PEPCC course (Program of Study, Research and Choreographic Creation) at Forum Dança in 2008, received a scholarship from the NEC in 2009, in 2016/17 attended a postgraduate specialization in performance at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Porto. Her most recent project Rite of Decay, a performance, premiered at the DDDout Festival in April 2021.

TEAM

Director / Screenwriter
Cláudia Varejão, Joana Castro
Director / Screenwriter
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Camera
Cláudia Varejão, Joana Castro
Editing
Cláudia Varejão, Joana Castro
Production design
Cast
Elizabete Francisca, Renata Portas, Tita Maravilha
Producer
Cláudia Varejão, Joana Castro
Production
Cláudia Varejão, Joana Castro
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