BFM — 39
BFM — 39
Bird Of Prey

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Directed by João Nicolau Teixeira RicardoItalian title: Rapace [t.l.]
Portugal / 2006 / 25 min.
Colour / O.V. / Subtitles: sub. it.
Hugo Leitão, Márcia Breia, Lia Ferreira, Manuel Mesquita

After finishing his MA in Anthropology, Hugo spends his days giving his brain a rest from the endless reading of texts by unknown authors. His only company is Luísa, the cleaning lady, with whom he plays cat and mouse. To escape the sleep of reason – which creates monsters -, Hugo exercises his lyrical vein by writing, with his friend Manuel, songs about their neighbourhood. The quiet dilettantism of our protagonist is shaken by Catarina, a young and beautiful translator who’s starting her professional life as a freelancer. Hugo is hooked and wavers. High above, a kestrel falcon hovers. It’s not the only bird of prey that can do it.


«This film finds itself very far from any attempt of imitation or description of a so called reality. It claims itself as a fictious construction and subsists upon it. Fair enough: the main character does the same.»

(João Nicolau)

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