The rules are quite simple: a shopping mall, a car and four passengers. The last one who leaves the car keeps it. Inside, the same twisted bodies, the same kind of consenting solitude. Off the road.
Born in Portugal in 1974. He studied film at the School of Theatre and Cinema (ESTC) and, in 1998, he co-funded the production company O Som e a Fúria. In that year, he directed his first feature film, Estou perto, for which he was awarded at the Vila do Conde and Locarno festivals. His second short, Sem movimento (2000), was a prizewinner at Venice. The rest of his production –the shorts Corpo e meio, A serpente, Arquivo, Mercúrio and Voodoo, as well as his only feature film, A zona– are shown in the focus section at this year’s BAFICI. —bafici.gob.ar