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POETICALLY EXHAUSTED, VERTICALLY ALONE
- the story of José Bação Leal -

 

 

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- OFFICIAL SELECTION OF DOCLISBOA 2007 -


SYNOPSIS

José Bação Leal has born in Lisbon, capital of Portugal, in 1942, and died in Mozambique, during the colonial war, with 23 years old. A promising writer and thinker, he became a symbol of a youth that could not rise, victim of a country that put in cause its own future in a meaningless war. All the people who were close to him were touch by his fascinating personality and his vanguardist free spirit.

In 1971, the well known Portuguese writer Urbano Tavares Rodrigues prefaces the posthumous book of the author, edited by the friends and the father, in this way: “This book will survive in its testimonial value as a historical mark, summarizing the agony and the martyrdom of so many young men broken in their nature and their options due the contingences of History.

Besides, this book makes us coexist with a man who could had been one of the most important Portuguese writes of our time, if his live wasn’t been taken by the cruelty and insanity he denounces. We are before an extraordinary and passionate document of conscience, which for been rigorously located, results more universal”. “Poetically Exhausted, Vertically Alone” wants to gives a portrait of this fascinating figure, through the places he had been, the testimonies of its close friends, the quality of his texts, having always the historical context as background.


Documentário - 53 min - 2007


directed : Luísa Marinho
Producer : António Ferreira
Photography : Cláudio Ribeiro
Music : Luís Pedro Madeira
Production : PERSONA NON GRATA PICTURES


TRAILER




LUÍSA MARINHO

Was born in Oporto on February 25th, 1978. Studied Audio Visual Communication at the Oporto/Center Multimedia Institute of Jornalists. Worked as a jornalist on the cultural section of "O Comércio do Porto" daily newspaper.



FESTIVALS

DOCLISBOA 2007
- official selection -

FAMAFEST 2008 - Portugal
- official selection -

UN FILM PER LA PACE FILM FESTIVAL - Italy 2008
- official selection -

Mostralíngua 2008- Moçambique
- official selection-


OTHER SCREENINGS
Figueira da Foz - Cinema no Forte - August 08 - Portugal
Extensão do DOCLISBOA - Alcobaça (23 Nov - 2x)
CineTeatro de Torres Vedras – May 2009





CREDITS

Written and Directed by
Luísa Marinho

Produced by
António Ferreira

Cinematography
Cláudio Ribeiro

music
Luís Pedro Madeira

Executive Production
Tathiani Sacilotto

Production Management
Suzete Santos

Editing
Luísa Marinho
Luísa Cardoso

Editing Assistant
Nuno Portugal
Toni Ferrino

sonoplastia
Toni Ferrino

vídeo post production
Henrique Cepeda

color correction
Cláudio Ribeiro

audio and vídeo post production
PNG STUDIO

voice off
Nuno Cash

translations
Luísa Marinho
Jonathan de Azevedo

graphic
Chemega
excertos dos livros

"Poesias e Cartas"
(José Bação Leal)

"A Primeira Coluna de Napainor"
(António Manuel Silveira Viana)

"Os Condenados da Terra"
(Frantz Fanon)
excerpts from movies

"Moçambique: Olhando os Homens
e as Crianças"
(César Mexia de Almeida)

"Deserto Vermelho"
(Michelangelo Antonioni)
File photos
gently provided by

António Manuel S. Viana
Francisco Silva Alves
António da Cunha Ferreira
Afonso Barata
thanks
to all involved in film

Ana Bação Leal
António Manuel Silveira Viana
Francisco Silva Alves
José Mário Fidalgo dos Santos
Luís Teixeira da Mota
Urbano Tavares Rodrigues
Maria Antónia Fiadeiro
César Mexia de Almeida
Maria Teresa Horta
Mafalda Leal
Pedro Éfe
Diana Andringa
Mafalda Machado

Colégio Militar
Escola Prática de Infantaria
Estado Maior do Exército
Divisão de Gestão Cemiterial
(Câmara Municipal de Lisboa)
Livraria Barata

Suports
ICAM
Search suport and
development of documentaries

Maria Antónia Fiadeiro
shot between
2003-2007

production by
PERSONA NON GRATA PICTURES
PORTUGAL - 2007


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FESTIVAL SUPPORT

PRESS KIT
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ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK(mp3)
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POSTAL
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CARTAZ (70x105)
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TRAILER (quicktime)
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PHOTOS
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