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70th Venice International Film Festival

Director: Alberto Barbera

28th August > 7th September 2013

Out of Competition

REDEMPTION [SPECIAL SCREENINGS] - MIGUEL GOMES
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Synopsis
On January 21, 1975, in a village in the north of Portugal, a child writes to his parents who are in Angola to tell them how sad Portugal is. On July 13, 2011, in Milan, an old man remembers his first love. On May 6, 2012, in Paris, a man tells his baby daughter that he will never be a real father. During a wedding ceremony on September 3, 1977 in Leipzig, the bride battles against a Wagner opera that she can’t get out of her head.
But where and when have these four poor devils begun searching for redemption?
31 August 10:00 - Sala Grande 31 August 17:00 - Sala Perla 4 September 17:30 - Sala Pasinetti OUT OF COMPETITION Redemption [Special Screenings] by Miguel Gomes - Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, 26'
language: Portuguese, French, German, Italian - s/t English, Italian

 
Director’s Statement
Redemption is a film that resulted from my recent passing through Le Fresnoy School as a tutor. I wanted it to be intimate, almost confessional, composed exclusively of archive images, many of which are super8 and therefore convey a unipersonal, anonymous, private dimension... And, simultaneously, I wanted it to be the very opposite of what I just stated.