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Príncipe

Fiction, 2020


Príncipe displays a forgotten generation. A city on the edge of an international rehabilitation where João walks around with a fervent desire to leave.  


Directing:
João Monteiro

Scriptwriting:
João Monteiro

Cinematography:
André Amaral

Sound:
Filipe Alves

Editing:
João Monteiro

Executive Producer:
Pedro Magano

Production assistants:
Maria Moreira
Tânia Teixeira

Image assistant:
Bruno Teixeira

Music:
Pedro Marques

With:
Nuno Nolasco
José Leite
Mariana Guarda
Sara Gonçalves

Produced
by
Pixbee & Escola Superior Artística do Porto (Portugal)

Supports
by
ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual & Camara Municipal do Porto

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2K, 10 min. Language: Portuguese.

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Author’s Note:


Príncipe displays a forgotten generation. A city on the edge of an international rehabilitation. In the film, a principle of monotony surrounds the main character, João, who travels around a immobilized romance.

The film comes as a farewell letter to an inevitable separation. The youthful movement of a country without a decisive future proves a collective thought of constant euphoria. The personality added to the narrative fable lives within the subjects associated with the city and the respective geographic education that has accompanied me since I was born. This, which saw me grow within its spatial limits, invokes, by innocuous characteristics, the constant reference to the dream - a dream of escape, to a place associated with the emotional subjectivity of a restless generation.

In protest, the indefinition of time, affiliated with desire, accompanies all the characters. This fragment of visual matter, like the other features of the script, can be interpreted on multiple issues posed in the aforementioned conflict.

The main figure who, in contention, evades the idea of permanence, finds in the heart of urban space a focus of immobilized love. The constant feeling of rebellion following the sexual relationship of the two male characters is observational in the constant fleeting thought.

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Janelas Fechadas São Olhos de Cego

Fashion campaign, 2020


Autumn-Winter 2020 campaign for the sustainable fashion project Opiar inspired by Jose Saramago’s Book, "Ensaio sobre a Cegueira". Opiar uses this collection as a reinterpretation of blindness as a place and not the visual incapacity of seeing.  


Directing:
João Monteiro

Concept:
João Monteiro & Artur Dias

Cinematography:
André Amaral

Editing:
João Monteiro

Production & Camera assistants:
Artur Dias
Alexandra Coelho

Styling & Design:
Opiar
With:
Rita Duarte

Produced & Supported by
Opiar

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 Full HD, 2 min. Language: Portuguese.






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Opiar x Lisboa Fashion Week


Opiar Autumn-Winter 2020 debut at Lisboa Fashion Week. Across this event at Passos do Concelho in Lisbon, 15 european designers collaborated with United Fashion EU with the purpose of unification. Opiar showcased it’s new collection sorrounding a casting of rebel generation z kids and a happening-style presentation.  


Photography:
João Monteiro

Concept & Casting Direction:
Artur Dias & Tiago M. C. de Sousa

Styling & Design:
Opiar & Vera Gomes

Organization:
Lisboa Fashion Week
United Fashion EU

With:
Anaïs Ngoc Than Cyrielle
Carina Ferreira
Ema de Marte
Guilherme Nunes
Rita Sales Marques
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José

Fiction, 2019


In a portuguese suburd, José celebrates his 18th birthday. A silver necklace falls in his hands, offered by his older brother. In the aftermath, the film assumes a nostalgic reflexion on the identity of a lost family.


Directing:
João Monteiro

Scriptwriting:
João Monteiro

Cinematography:
André Amaral

Editing:
João Monteiro

Production:
Tânia Teixeira

Line Production:
Maria Moreira

Image assistant:
Bruno Teixeira

Sound:
Renato Milho

With:
Nuno Nolasco
José Cordeiro
Susana Brandão
Eloy Monteiro


Produced by
Escola Superior Artística do Porto (Portugal)

Supports by
ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual & Camara Municipal de Vila Nova de Famalicão

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 Full HD, 14 min. Language: Portuguese.

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Author’s Note:


The film assumes a nostalgic reflexion on the identity of a lost family. Taking the relationship between José and his brother as center stage, the film develops around the concepts of broken love and nostalgia. In the constant search for answers, the social reality sorrounding the main characters it’s regularly exposed.

The emotional obstacles of José are challenged while he’s in touch with his brother mysterious behaviour, mainly, when he’s trying to fix the relationship he once had with his mother. As time passes various gifts are given to José: the naivety of  the character slowly transforms his brother monetary desire and carnal sacrifice into a consecration of pure love. With a final confession, truth & bravery bound the family. 

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No Fim do Mar


Experimental, 2018


At the end of the sea a man walks barefoot. In his journey he sees the earth, the water, a dream and the void.


Directing:
João Monteiro

Scriptwriting:
João Monteiro

Cinematography:
André Amaral

Editing:
João Monteiro

Production:
Tânia Teixeira

Line Production:
Maria Moreira

Image assistants:
Filipe Argiles

Sound:
Bruno Teixeira
With:
José Leite
David Cardoso
Mariana Santiago
David Carvalho


Produced by
Escola Superior Artística do Porto (Portugal)

Support by
ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual

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 Full HD, 15 min. Language: Portuguese.

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Author’s Note:


When discussing No Fim do Mar It’s important to mention the intention to challenge the classic conventional narratives of film — exposing the main differences between cinema as an art form and as a medium of pure entertainment.

This film also serves as a first example of a new method of creation applied in my filmmaking practice; taking advantage of my experimental ambitions as a film director.

This method of abstraction takes form on the possibilities of the human unconscious. The project becomes a surrealist reflection when space, time and even the characters are constantly being altered, challenged or modified in the dreamlike scenario of the narrative. The film aims to offer to the observer tools for analysis and an extension of the inherent knowledge hidden in the collective unconscious. The purpose lies above the eyes of a subversive thought.


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