Amor Fati

BFM — 39
BFM — 39
Amor Fati

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Directed by Cláudia VarejãoItalian title: Amor Fati
Portugal, France, Switzerland / 2020 / 102 min.
Colour / O.V. / Subtitles: English, French

Amor Fati seeks out parts that complete each other. These are portraits of couples, friends, families and pets and their owners. They share the intimacy of daily life, habits, beliefs, tastes and even some physical traits. From their faces, from the choreography of their gestures, we unveil the story that binds them. Drawn from everyday life, right before our eyes the film portrays a chorus of affection and the collective memory of a country, evoking Aristophanes’ speech in Plato’s Symposium: “Do you desire to be wholly one; always day and night to be in one another’s company?”


Claudia Varejão – (Porto, Portugal, 1980) is a director, guest professor and photographer; her films have been selected and awarded by the most pretigious film festivais, including Locarno, Rotterdam, Visions du Reel, Cinema du Reel, Karlovy Vary, Art of the Real – Lincoln Center, among many others.

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No Escuro do Cinema Descalço os Sapatos (In The Darkness of the Theater I Take off my Shoes, doc, 2016)

AMA-SAN (doc, 2016)

Amor Fati (doc, 2020)

BFM 39 list of films

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