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Montanha - João Salaviza
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Portugal/France - 2015 - 1 h 31 mn - Réalisation : João Salaviza - Production : Maria João Mayer, François d’Artemare - Scénario : João Salaviza - Image : Vasco Vina - Décor : Nádia Santos Henriques - Montage : João Salaviza, José Edgar Feldman - Musique : Norberto Lobo - Interprétation : David Mourato, Maria João Pinho, Cheyenne Domingues, Rodrigo Perdigão -

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Corum - Salle Pasteur Mardi 27 octobre 2015, 16 h 00
Corum - Salle Pasteur Jeudi 29 octobre 2015, 16 h 00

A hot summer in Lisbon. David, 14, awaits the imminent death of his grandfather but refuses to visit him, fearing this terrible loss. His mother, Mónica, spends her nights at the hospital. The void already left by his grandfather forces David to become the man of the house. He doesn't feel ready to assume this new role, but without realizing it: the more David tries to avoid adulthood, the more he gets closer to it...

João Salaviza

Born in Lisbon in 1984. He studied cinema at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon and completed his studies at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. He directed several short films screened in international festivals, among them RAFA, Price at the Berlin Festival 2012, ARENA, the short film Palme d'Or in Cannes Film Festival 2009. In 2012, Paris Center Pompidou screened four of his short films. His first long feature, Montanha, was selected at the Venice International Film Critics Week 2015.
Lisbon, 1984. Graduated from The National Film and Theater Academy (ESTC) in Portugal, and Universidad del Cine - Buenos Aires.

His feature debut MOUNTAIN (2015) had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival - Critics Week and through many other festivals (Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Buenos Aires, S. Paulo, Munich, Angers, Kerala or Montpellier where it won the prize for Best Film), before its commercial release in Portugal and France.

João Salaviza directed a trilogy of internationally award-winning short films: RAFA (Golden Bear at Berlinale’12 and Ingmar Bergman Award at Uppsala); ARENA (Palme d'Or at Cannes’09); and CERRO NEGRO (premiere at Rotterdam).

His films were selected for the most important festivals, and also presented in places as Centre Pompidou, La Biennale di Venezia of Architecture, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Barbican Centre, Malba Buenos Aires, Fundação Gulbenkian, Casa de America Madrid, Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Art and Artium Basque Museum of Contemporary Art.

João Salaviza also directed the experimental short films as STROKKUR (FID Marseille, Belfort, Gijón, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid); HOUSE AT COMPORTA commissioned for the Portuguese architecture national exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2010; HOTEL MÜLLER on the work of Pina Bausch.

The short film HIGH CITIES OF BONE is his most recent work, with its World Premiere at Berlinale’17.

CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS, co-directed with Renée Nader Messora, have its premiere due in 2018.


[RAFA] 2012



[ARENA] 2009