Gypsophila

Margarida Leitão

A woman decides to film her visits to her grandmother. In the quiet home, the camera captures the unique relation between these two women 50 years apart. With days passing by, the lines between film and life increasingly become blurred.

It all started with the urge to film a very intimate and close reality before time changes it forever: my relationship with my grandmother. We are told we have a similar nature, despite 50 years between us. I go to her home alone and soon I discover I cannot hide behind the camera, as I was used to. I have to inhabit the house and the frame as well as her. Now we are together to experience life and film. Is she ready? Am I?


FESTIVALS:

[2015] IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival [Portugal]
[2015] Torino Film Festival (Special Jury Award for Internazionale.doc) [Italy]
[2015] Caminhos do Cinema Português (Award for Best Documentary) [Portugal]
[2015] TRANSCINEMA - Festival Internacional de No-Ficción (Award for Best Film) [Peru]
[2015] DocSS - Festival Internazionale del Cinema Urbano [Italy]
[2016] Frames Film Festival [Sweden]
[2016] Festival Cinematografico Internacional del Uruguay [Uruguay]
[2016] Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau [Macao]
[2016] Observatório de Cinema de Vila Nova de Famalicão [Portugal]
[2016] The Portuguese Conspiracy [United Kingdom]
[2017] Cinema Português: Novos Olhares - Cinemateca Portuguesa [Portugal]
[2017] La Semana Extraordinaria de Cine Actua (SECA) [Guatemala]

Documentary
Portugal, 2015, 61'

Script: 
Margarida Leitão
Cinematography: 
Margarida Leitão
Sound: 
Margarida Leitão
Editing: 
Margarida Leitão, João Braz
Production: 
Margarida Leitão
Cast: 
Lourdes Albuquerque, Margarida Leitão 

 

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