The Lagoon, The Water, The Men…

Director:   Matos Barbosa

Title in English: The Lagoon, The Water, The Men…
Original title:  A Ria, a Água, o Homem…

2010/ Portugal/ Betacam/ 5’/ Animation/ B&W


Script:  Matos Barbosa; Editing:  António Fonseca; Animation:  Matos Barbosa, Vítor Lopes; Music:  Claude Debussy; Producer:  António C. Valente

The black and white draw the three elements, animating ordinary things in a poetic sense of the image.

A cineclub member, he was part of the group who initiated the creative movement of the current FPCA (Portuguese Federation of Film and Audiovisuals), of whose management bodies he was also a member.He was one of the Portuguese delegation at UNICA in Ostend (Belgium), Cologne (Germany) and Saint Nazaire (France).With an extensive filmography, (made up of animation works and documentaries), his films won prizes in Germany, Andorra, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Mozambique, Portugal and Rhodesia. A penciller, he is also the author of several of an important work of illustration and comics.

AVANCA’2010, Portugal; CINE'ECO 2010 – Seia, Portugal; FIKE - 9th Festival Internacional de CM de Évora, Portugal; Arouca Film Festival, Portugal - Documentary best award; Fantasporto 2010, Porto, Portugal; Festival Audiovisual Black & White – Porto, Portugal; Mediawave International Film and Music Festival, Hungary; PORTO7 International Short Film Festival, Portugal - Honor Mention; Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece; Bridge Fest Cooltura – Bósnia e Herzegovina - Animation 2nd place


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