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João Pedro Rodrigues. ‘Comment ça va? III’

— Third edition of the programme curated by Pascale Cassagnau

Monday 30 May 2016, 8 pm

Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Á Ultima Vez Que Vi Macau (2012), 82 min. Courtesy the artist and Films Boutique

As the result of years long collaboration with curator Pascale Cassagnau, the CNAP and Le Fresnoy, LOOP presents the third edition of "Comment ça va?", a film programme dedicated to documentary and documented films. Taking place at the cinema Boliche and the Zumzeig, the programme proposes a selection of short and feature-length films by international artists, questioning filmic representation and narrative structures so to achieve a truthful image of reality and our everyday life.

Accordingly, the cinema Boliche features works by Portuguese filmmaker João Pedro Rodrigues, that blur together documentary images and fictional accounts, cinematographic memories and personal recollections. The films result into a homage to the traditions of the artist’s home city (Lisbon) and hint to the history of his country.

In Á Ultima Vez Que Vi Macau (The Last Time I Saw Macao) João Rui Guerra da Mata receives an unexpected call from Candy, an old friend who lives in Macao, which tells him that she has gotten into trouble together with the wrong man. Mata decides to travel to Las Vegas from the East in order to help her. But going to Macau, implies returning to the city of his childhood and the happiest years of his life. Within this search through the labyrinthine streets and tourist city, real facts are mixed with fiction and biographical memories are intervened upon with the film device.

In Mañha de Santo Antonio (The Morning of Saint Antoine)the director evokes the celebration of his country’s patron, during which lovers traditionally exchange pots of basil, paper-foldings and excerpts of poems.

*At the presence of the director and the curator.

 

Boliche - 30 May 2016, 7.30pm

Á Ultima Vez Que Vi Macau (2012), 82 min
Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra de Mata
Mañha de Santo Antonio (2012), 25 min
Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues