Monstra Festival

Portuguese Competition

Portuguese Competition

The Monkey
Country: Portugal, Spain , Year: 2020 , Duration: 13 mins.
Sinopsys:
In 1588, a castaway from the Invincible Armada, sent from Portugal by Felipe II to conquer England, is captured in an Irish beach. Found guilty in court, he is then hanged to die. Everything seemed normal under the rule of war and hate among humans. But the prisoner, you see, is a monkey.
Credits:
Director: Lorenzo Degl’Innocenti, Xosé Zapata Writer: Xosé Zapata Production: Sardinha em Lata , Xosé Zapata, Lightbox
Poise
Country: Portugal , Year: 2020 , Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
Lying on the bed of a small room, a man is in a stalemate, unable to decide. Time is suspended within and outside of him, in the minimalist room and in the geometric city. In between this another man observes, side by side with some red dried flowers. Inaction. Pushed by disgust and despair, a very brief glimpse of an exit seems to unroll: between cycles of analysis and broken sequences, the possibility of mistake.
Credits:
Director: Luís Soares Writer: Cátia Salgueiro, Luís Soares Production: Mário Gajo de Carvalho Sound Design: António Porém Pires
A Menina Parada
Country: Portugal , Year: 2021 , Duration: 9 mins.
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Table
Country: Portugal , Year: 2020 , Duration: 10 mins.
Sinopsys:
A large group of people gather around a table for a meal. It is not clear whether they are family or friends. Food is served under a noisy atmosphere. Throughout the meal we discovered the various figures of the group, listened to their conversations and we can guess the connections between them. Toasts are made and congratulations are sung. At some point there are already those who sleep, who read, who date. The environment is increasingly fragmented. In the end there is only dirty dishes and silence.
Credits:
Director: João Fazenda Writer: João Fazenda Production: Humberto Santana Music: Philippe Lenzini Sound Design: Philippe Lenzini , Olivier Blanc Animator: André Ferrão, Osvaldo Medina, Pedro Brito
Community Heroes: Muhammad Munir
Country: Portugal , Year: 2020 , Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
Muhammad is a 13 years old Muslim and lives in Amadora, Lisbon. He likes to watch airplanes with his dad. He likes maths, English language and playing games with his friends. At school, he gets along with everyone, but sometimes, out of the blue, there can be unexpected teasing... Community Heroes is part of ReThink, an EU sponsored campaign against religious discrimination.
Credits:
Director: Pedro Serrazina
Anyhow, anyway
Country: Portugal , Year: 2020 , Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:
A woman is confined to her home. She is unemployed, as if exiled from the opportunities of her time. Closed inside herself. She goes through cycles of precarity, ever closer. Days weighing heavily on the tired body, the dwelling of all struggles. Liberating memory: Reaching into time, the future is possible. She dances. With every turn, a chorus. She is repossessing her being-in-the world. She will dress her body like a glove.
Credits:
Director: Catarina Romano Writer: Cátia Salgueiro, Serena Cacchioli Production: Jonas César, AIM · ESTÚDIOS DE ANIMAÇÃO Music: André Aires, Mariana Root Sound Design: André Aires, Catarina Romano Animator: Nayden Nikolov, Chiara Mazzini
Wanna Be Basquiat
Country: Portugal , Year: 2019 , Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
“Wanna Be Basquiat” is an experimental short film/music video that follows a somewhat abstract narrative about industrial and suburban development, and the dream of prosperity, using hundreds of clippings from vintage images and film.
Credits:
Director: João Pombeiro
Worn Out Words
Country: Portugal , Year: 2020 , Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
Two fish, green and orange swim in a fantastic universe. The two enter into an animated pursuit generating several metamorphoses in the spaces in which they are. Each transformation represents a different phase of the relationship between the two, interpolated with excerpts from the poem.
Credits:
Director: Maria Giraldes Writer: Maria Giraldes Production: Maria Giraldes
September
Country: Portugal , Year: 2019 , Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
Lisbon invites us to permeate it through its light, color and sound. But, gradually, everything that is intimate to us in the city starts changing, adapting to fit a new reality, to transform into a new place.
Credits:
Director: Ricardo Mata Production: João Miguel Real, Frederico Serra Music: Ricardo Mata Sound Design: Marta Queiroz, Sofia Caetano, Rui Miguel, Jorge Cabanelas Animator: André Jesus, Leonor Pacheco e Ricardo Mata
Solstice
Country: Portugal, Spain , Year: 2020 , Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
When there was no longer difference between day and night, and the air became almost unbreathable, a man walks with a mission.
Credits:
Director: Bruno Carnide Writer: Carlos Salvador Production: Bruno Carnide, Cátia Biscaia, Eduardo M Escribano Solera Music: Tiago Iúri, Miguel Samarão Sound Design: Bruno Carnide Animator: Bruno Carnide
Tie
Country: Portugal , Year: 2020 , Duration: 11 mins.
Sinopsys:
Under a gloomy sun, two characters with symmetrical handicaps look for adaptation. Durante um dia anoitecido, dois personagens procuram adaptar-se.
Credits:
Director: Alexandra Ramires (Xá) Writer: Alexandra Ramires (Xá) , Regina Guimarães Production: David Doutel, Rodrigo Areias, Bando à Parte Laurence Reymond, Providences Music: Nicolas Tricot Sound Design: Jérôme Petit
Plot B
Country: Portugal , Year: 2021 , Duration: 3 mins.
Sinopsys:
A song sung at the window for a love that no longer lives there. But, through the window next door, the neighbour hears and says: “play that song for me”. An animated music video for the original song by António Zambujo.
Credits:
Director: Pedro Serrazina Production: Pedro Serrazina, Diogo Carvalho – Sardinha em Lata Music: Luis José Martins, Pedro da Silva Martins Animator: Débora Mendes, João Silva, Vanessa Caeiro, Guy Charnaux, Filipe Fonseca, Pedro Serrazina