A rare Portuguese film: an essay on a reality staged and presented as such, in accordance with the principles of action-research, crossed with a gesture of representation, act and action. A protagonist of recent History is an actor, as a filmmaker that meddles in it or a philosopher who reflects about it. Fiction is History, and History becomes narrative.
Dynamically and incredibly photographed (a masterclass in photography), rich and informative, and urgently in need of a wider distribution: this needs to stop being a hidden gem and start being one of the best documentaries ever made. More here: https://letterboxd.com/asenraa98/film/gestos-e-fragmentos/1/
Filme interessante por ser feito a partir de uma visão singular, misturando diferentes tempos de acção, realidade e ficção, o que é dito, o que é escrito, o que fica por dizer.
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An interesting approach to the Portuguese Revolution, mixing between reality and fiction, playing with different types of narrative and distinct periods of action.