Território · Territorio

Alexandra Cuesta

2016, ECU, USA, ARG, 66', M12

Competition 2016

27 Nov 2016 · TM Rivoli, Pequeno Auditório · 18H30

30 Nov 2016 · TM Rivoli, Grande Auditório · 19H00

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In this peculiar road film, more than the dust from the road and the errancy, what matters is what happens after the engine is turned off, in the small scale of the populations. As a daily patchwork, the film shows up, shot to shot, some ways of living in Ecuador, the director's home country (it's always both familiar and weird to return to your origins). There is a strong desire to capture the secret beauty of daily life, with people working, singing or waiting for someone to call them for a dance, rather than collect great or unusual stories from the road. Although it's clear a tacit consent between the person filming and those who are being filmed, in the way the glances avoid or look up for the camera, as well as a meticulous carpentry in the composition of each scene, a real feeling of affinity with this territory remains, only possible due to the magic artificiality of cinema. (Daniel Marques Pinto)