HUMANS - VARIATIONS OF LIFE

PORTUGAL

2006

33 min

DOC

By António Ferreira

One day, a forgotten box of shoes is discovered in a shelf of the record company. Inside this box, there were tapes containing home made recordings of the famous Portuguese composer - António Variações. When one listens to these tapes, where Variações sings in the most pure ways - without any musical background, many times whispering to the recording not to wake up the neighbours – one perceives that this treasure could not remain hidden. The HUMANOS project was born… a “super”-band, composed by “super”-musicians, where the famous Portuguese singers Manuela Azevedo, David Fonseca and Camané give their voice to music and lyrics from António Variações. This film is about the process of preparation of the live concerts in the summer of 2005 and about the approach that these musicians had to the legacy left by António Variações.

POSTER

STILLS

Format

Digital


IGAC 90073/2017


Language

Portuguese


Director

António Ferreira


Biography

António Ferreira debuted in Cannes 2000 at the Cinefondation official selection with his mid-length film "Breathing Under Water". Has directed three shorts and three feature films, winning several international prizes in festivals world wide. His movies conquer both common moviegoers as well as they travel through international film festivals. All his movies were international coproductions with countries such as Germany, France, Spain and Brazil.


Filmography

PEDRO E INÊS
120 min, Portugal/França/Brasil 2018

POSFÁCIO NAS CONFECÇÕES CANHÃO
30 min, Portugal 2012

EMBARGO
80 min, Portugal/Espanha/Brasil 2010

DEUS NÃO QUIS
15 min, Portugal 2007

HUMANOS – A VIDA EM VARIAÇÕES
34 min, doc, Portugal 2006

ESQUECE TUDO O QUE TE DISSE
108 min, Portugal/França 2002

RESPIRAR DEBAIXO D‘ÁGUA
45 min, Portugal/Alemanha 2000


Script

António Ferreira, Glória M. Ferreira


Producers

António Ferreira, Tathiani Sacilotto


Cast

Manuela Azevedo, Camané, David Fonseca, Sérgio Nascimento, Nuno Rafael, Hélder Gonçalves, João Cardoso


Photography

Toni Ferrino


Music

António Variações


Editing

António Ferreira, Sandra Castiço


Awards

2007 Caminhos dos Cinema Português - Portugal
Menção Honrosa do Júri - "Melhor Documentário”

2008 6º Festival de Vídeo de Corroios - Portugal
Prémio Melhor Documentário


Festivals

2006 Festival Luso-Brasileiro de Sta Mª da Feira - Portugal
2007 Caminhos dos Cinema Português - Portugal
2007 Festival ViMus Póvoa do Varzim - Portugal
2007 V Bragacine, Braga - Portugal
2008 Famafest, Famalicão - Portugal
2008 6º Festival de Vídeo de Corroios - Portugal
2009 Mostra Luso-Amazónica de Manaus – Brasil
2009 St. Petersburg Int. Youth Film Festival – Rússia
2009 Per un pugno di corti - Itália


Screenings

11.2003 Imagens sobre Música - Fonoteca de Lisboa. Portugal | 12.2006 Fnac Coimbra, Portugal | 12.2006 Ateneu de Coimbra, Portugal | 02.2007 Mostra de Cinema e Videos Lusófonos, Moita, Portugal | 08.2008 Cinema no Forte, Figueira da Foz, Portugal |
01.2011 Mercado Negro, Aveiro, Portugal | 11.09.2019 Cinema Trindade, Porto, Portugal | 11.2019 75 anos do nascimento de António Variações, Vigo, Espanha


HUMANS - VARIATIONS OF LIFE

PORTUGAL

2006

33 min

DOC

By António Ferreira

One day, a forgotten box of shoes is discovered in a shelf of the record company. Inside this box, there were tapes containing home made recordings of the famous Portuguese composer - António Variações. When one listens to these tapes, where Variações sings in the most pure ways - without any musical background, many times whispering to the recording not to wake up the neighbours – one perceives that this treasure could not remain hidden. The HUMANOS project was born… a “super”-band, composed by “super”-musicians, where the famous Portuguese singers Manuela Azevedo, David Fonseca and Camané give their voice to music and lyrics from António Variações. This film is about the process of preparation of the live concerts in the summer of 2005 and about the approach that these musicians had to the legacy left by António Variações.

POSTER

STILLS

Format

Digital


IGAC 90073/2017


Language

Portuguese


Director

António Ferreira


Biography

António Ferreira debuted in Cannes 2000 at the Cinefondation official selection with his mid-length film "Breathing Under Water". Has directed three shorts and three feature films, winning several international prizes in festivals world wide. His movies conquer both common moviegoers as well as they travel through international film festivals. All his movies were international coproductions with countries such as Germany, France, Spain and Brazil.


Filmography

PEDRO E INÊS
120 min, Portugal/França/Brasil 2018

POSFÁCIO NAS CONFECÇÕES CANHÃO
30 min, Portugal 2012

EMBARGO
80 min, Portugal/Espanha/Brasil 2010

DEUS NÃO QUIS
15 min, Portugal 2007

HUMANOS – A VIDA EM VARIAÇÕES
34 min, doc, Portugal 2006

ESQUECE TUDO O QUE TE DISSE
108 min, Portugal/França 2002

RESPIRAR DEBAIXO D‘ÁGUA
45 min, Portugal/Alemanha 2000


Script

António Ferreira, Glória M. Ferreira


Producers

António Ferreira, Tathiani Sacilotto


Cast

Manuela Azevedo, Camané, David Fonseca, Sérgio Nascimento, Nuno Rafael, Hélder Gonçalves, João Cardoso


Photography

Toni Ferrino


Music

António Variações


Editing

António Ferreira, Sandra Castiço


Awards

2007 Caminhos dos Cinema Português - Portugal
Menção Honrosa do Júri - "Melhor Documentário”

2008 6º Festival de Vídeo de Corroios - Portugal
Prémio Melhor Documentário


Festivals

2006 Festival Luso-Brasileiro de Sta Mª da Feira - Portugal
2007 Caminhos dos Cinema Português - Portugal
2007 Festival ViMus Póvoa do Varzim - Portugal
2007 V Bragacine, Braga - Portugal
2008 Famafest, Famalicão - Portugal
2008 6º Festival de Vídeo de Corroios - Portugal
2009 Mostra Luso-Amazónica de Manaus – Brasil
2009 St. Petersburg Int. Youth Film Festival – Rússia
2009 Per un pugno di corti - Itália


Screenings

11.2003 Imagens sobre Música - Fonoteca de Lisboa. Portugal | 12.2006 Fnac Coimbra, Portugal | 12.2006 Ateneu de Coimbra, Portugal | 02.2007 Mostra de Cinema e Videos Lusófonos, Moita, Portugal | 08.2008 Cinema no Forte, Figueira da Foz, Portugal |
01.2011 Mercado Negro, Aveiro, Portugal | 11.09.2019 Cinema Trindade, Porto, Portugal | 11.2019 75 anos do nascimento de António Variações, Vigo, Espanha