SERPENTARIUS

Portugal, Angola 2019  83′ 

 

 

Director: Carlos Conceição

Writer: Carlos Conceição

Cinematography: Carlos Conceição

Cast: João Arrais

Producers: Carlos Conceição; Margarida Ventura; António Gonçalves

Production: Mirabilis

 

 

Synopsis

A young man drifts through a post-disaster African landscape looking for his mother’s ghost.

 

Carlos Conceição

Carlos Conceição

director

Carlos Conceição was born in Angola (August 5, 1979) during the Cold War and lived between the southern desert and Portugal until he went to Lisbon’s Film School in 2002. He had previously majored in English Literature of the Romanticism. His first short film The Flesh was awarded Best New Talent at Indie Lisboa in 2010, while Versailles (2013) premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. Both Goodnight Cinderella (2014) and Bad Bunny (2017) premiered in Cannes at the Critic’s Week to very enthusiastic response. Carlos also had complete retrospectives of his work at the French Cinémathèque in Paris and at the Amiens Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

Filmography:

2019 SERPENTÁRIO
Portugal, Angola, 2019, DOC, DCP, Colour, 85′

2017 COELHO MAU
Portugal, France, 2017, FIC, Blu-Ray Disc (BD), DCP, HD, Colour, 30′

2015 ACORDA, LEVIATÃ
Portugal, Angola, 2015, DOC, EXP, FIC, HD, Colour, 20′

2014 BOA NOITE CINDERELA Portugal, 2014, FIC, HD, Colour, 30′

2013 VERSAILLES
Portugal, 2013, FIC, HD, Colour, 21′

2011 O INFERNO
Portugal, 2011, FIC, HD, Colour, 20’50”

  1. 2009  DUAS ARANHAS Drama, HDV, Colour, 9′
  2. 2010  CARNE
    Drama, HD, Colour, 20′

Awards and nominations

  • 2019 – Berlin International Film Festival
  • 2017/2014  – Cannes Film Festival
  • 2017 – Queer Lisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer
  • 2015 – Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal
  • 2015 – DocLisboa International Film Festival
  • 2012/2011 – Fantasporto
  • 2014/2011/2010 – IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival
  • 2013 – Locarno International Film Festival