MAGNETICK PATHWAYS

PORTUGAL/BRAZIL

2018

86 min

FICTION

By Edgar Pêra

Raymond Vachs has been living in Portugal for ages – so long in fact, that his family is more from there than the old country: France. Raymond has also seen how the country has changed over the years, decidedly for the worse, and is therefore not exactly delighted about his daughter’s choice of husband: a 'gumba' with government connections who gets calls from some dud(e) called Donald. But now the wedding day has come – and Raymond, after some insults and slights by the new power elite, finally cracks: his will be the longest night of the soul, during which he’ll vent all his anger and disgust at the Tagus.

POSTER

Format

DCP


Age

Português, Francês


CPB: B19-000573-00000


Language

Portuguese, French


Director

Edgar Pêra


Biography

The first phase of Edgar Pêra's work started in 1984, shooting Portuguese rock bands in a neo-realist style, and reached its acme with A Cidade de Cassiano / The City of Cassiano (1991). He directed his first feature in 1994, the cult movie Manual de Evasão LX 94 / Manual of Evasion (during Lisbon 1994 Capital of Culture), articulating an aesthetic legacy of soviet silent film, with a neuro-punk way of creating and capturing instantaneous reality. Pêra invited three major counterculture American writers, Terence Mckenna, Robert Anton Wilson and Rudy Rucker, and asked them about the nature of time. A Janela (Maryalva Mix) / The Window (Don Juan Mix), premiered at the Locarno Festival in 2001. In 2006 Edgar Pêra had a major retrospective at Indie Lisboa where Movimentos Perpétuos / Perpetual Movements was also shown, and won awards in almost every category. In Paris he won the Pasolini Award for his career, along with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Agnes B. and Fernando Arrabal. O Barão / The Baron, a neo-gothic feature, premiered in 2011 at the Rotterdam Film Festival. Over the past three years Pêra directed several short films, independent documentaries about Madredeus and other Portuguese bands, based on his personal archives, and started to experiment in the 3D format. Pêra's last film, Cinespiens, is a segment of 3X3D, an anthology 3D feature with 2 other films by Jean-Luc Godard and Peter Greenaway.


Filmography

Caminhos Magnétykos (2018) 

Delírio em Las Vedras Delírio em Las Vedras (2016) 

O Espectador Espantado (2016) 

A Caverna (2015) 

Lisbon Revisited (2014) 

Virados do Avesso (2014) 

3x3D (2013) 

Reflections of a Psykokiller (2012)

O Barão (2011) 

Crime Abismo Azul Remorso Físico (2009) 

Rio Turvo (2007) 

Arquitectura de Peso (2007) 

Punk Is Not Daddy (2007) 

Movimentos Perpétuos: Um cine-tributo a Carlos Paredes (2006)

Sudwestern (2004) 

És a Nossa Fé (2004) 

Os Homens-Toupeira (2003) 

O Homem-Teatro O Homem-Teatro (2001) 

A Janela (Maryalva Mix) (2001) 

25 de Abril - Uma Aventura Para a Demokracya (2000) 

Lisboa-boa 345DT (2000) 

Esquinas Agudas (1999) 

Portugal Ilimitado (1998) 

A Janela Não É a Paisagem (1997) 

A Konspiração dos Mil Tímpanos (1996) 

O Dia do Músico (1996) 

Os Túneis da Realidade (1996) 

O Mundo Desbotado (1995) 

Visões! Equações! Radiações! (1995) 

Manual de Evasão (1994) 

SWK4 (1993) 

A cidade de cassiano (1991) 

Matadouro (1991)


Script

Edgar Pêra from the novel by Branquinho da Fonseca


Producers

Rodrigo Areias


Coproducers

Tathiani Sacilotto, António Ferreira


Cast

Dominique Pinon, Ney Matogrosso, Albano Jerónimo, Alba Baptista, Helena Ignez, Paulo Pires, Manuel João Vieira, Ângelo Torres, Rebeca da Cunha, António Durães


Photography

Jorge Quintela


Sound

Pedro Marinho, Pedro Góis


Art

Rafael Mathé


Costumes

Susana Abreu


Music

Paulo Furtado


Editing

Cláudio Vasques


Financing

ICA - Instituto de Cinema e Audiovisual (pt)

ANCINE - Agência Nacional do Cinema (br)


Festivals

2018 Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo
2018 LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival
2018 Caminhos do Cinema Português
2019 IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam


MAGNETICK PATHWAYS

PORTUGAL/BRAZIL

2018

86 min

FICTION

By Edgar Pêra

Raymond Vachs has been living in Portugal for ages – so long in fact, that his family is more from there than the old country: France. Raymond has also seen how the country has changed over the years, decidedly for the worse, and is therefore not exactly delighted about his daughter’s choice of husband: a 'gumba' with government connections who gets calls from some dud(e) called Donald. But now the wedding day has come – and Raymond, after some insults and slights by the new power elite, finally cracks: his will be the longest night of the soul, during which he’ll vent all his anger and disgust at the Tagus.

POSTER

Format

DCP


Age

Português, Francês


CPB: B19-000573-00000


Language

Portuguese, French


Director

Edgar Pêra


Biography

The first phase of Edgar Pêra's work started in 1984, shooting Portuguese rock bands in a neo-realist style, and reached its acme with A Cidade de Cassiano / The City of Cassiano (1991). He directed his first feature in 1994, the cult movie Manual de Evasão LX 94 / Manual of Evasion (during Lisbon 1994 Capital of Culture), articulating an aesthetic legacy of soviet silent film, with a neuro-punk way of creating and capturing instantaneous reality. Pêra invited three major counterculture American writers, Terence Mckenna, Robert Anton Wilson and Rudy Rucker, and asked them about the nature of time. A Janela (Maryalva Mix) / The Window (Don Juan Mix), premiered at the Locarno Festival in 2001. In 2006 Edgar Pêra had a major retrospective at Indie Lisboa where Movimentos Perpétuos / Perpetual Movements was also shown, and won awards in almost every category. In Paris he won the Pasolini Award for his career, along with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Agnes B. and Fernando Arrabal. O Barão / The Baron, a neo-gothic feature, premiered in 2011 at the Rotterdam Film Festival. Over the past three years Pêra directed several short films, independent documentaries about Madredeus and other Portuguese bands, based on his personal archives, and started to experiment in the 3D format. Pêra's last film, Cinespiens, is a segment of 3X3D, an anthology 3D feature with 2 other films by Jean-Luc Godard and Peter Greenaway.


Filmography

Caminhos Magnétykos (2018) 

Delírio em Las Vedras Delírio em Las Vedras (2016) 

O Espectador Espantado (2016) 

A Caverna (2015) 

Lisbon Revisited (2014) 

Virados do Avesso (2014) 

3x3D (2013) 

Reflections of a Psykokiller (2012)

O Barão (2011) 

Crime Abismo Azul Remorso Físico (2009) 

Rio Turvo (2007) 

Arquitectura de Peso (2007) 

Punk Is Not Daddy (2007) 

Movimentos Perpétuos: Um cine-tributo a Carlos Paredes (2006)

Sudwestern (2004) 

És a Nossa Fé (2004) 

Os Homens-Toupeira (2003) 

O Homem-Teatro O Homem-Teatro (2001) 

A Janela (Maryalva Mix) (2001) 

25 de Abril - Uma Aventura Para a Demokracya (2000) 

Lisboa-boa 345DT (2000) 

Esquinas Agudas (1999) 

Portugal Ilimitado (1998) 

A Janela Não É a Paisagem (1997) 

A Konspiração dos Mil Tímpanos (1996) 

O Dia do Músico (1996) 

Os Túneis da Realidade (1996) 

O Mundo Desbotado (1995) 

Visões! Equações! Radiações! (1995) 

Manual de Evasão (1994) 

SWK4 (1993) 

A cidade de cassiano (1991) 

Matadouro (1991)


Script

Edgar Pêra from the novel by Branquinho da Fonseca


Producers

Rodrigo Areias


Coproducers

Tathiani Sacilotto, António Ferreira


Cast

Dominique Pinon, Ney Matogrosso, Albano Jerónimo, Alba Baptista, Helena Ignez, Paulo Pires, Manuel João Vieira, Ângelo Torres, Rebeca da Cunha, António Durães


Photography

Jorge Quintela


Sound

Pedro Marinho, Pedro Góis


Art

Rafael Mathé


Costumes

Susana Abreu


Music

Paulo Furtado


Editing

Cláudio Vasques


Financing

ICA - Instituto de Cinema e Audiovisual (pt)

ANCINE - Agência Nacional do Cinema (br)


Festivals

2018 Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo
2018 LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival
2018 Caminhos do Cinema Português
2019 IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam