Les États généraux du film documentaire 2012 Rescreenings Jaime

António Reis
1974 - Portugal - Couleur - 35'

Throughout his life, António Reis, a self-taught artist from Portugal born in 1927, was as much a filmmaker as a poet, painter and sculptor. Following their encounter while shooting Jaime, he and his companion, Margarida Cordeiro (psychiatrist), ceaselessly pursued the dream of a non-conventional cinema, close to popular culture and the spirit of the rural areas of their country, imbued with a wealth of documentary phantasmagoria. In this four-handed film, the couple weave the threads of Jaime Fernandes' imaginary world. He was a farm labourer, admitted as a schizophrenic at the age of thirty-seven to psychiatric hospital. During the last years of his life, he began to draw...

Photography : Acácio d'Almeida
Sound : António Reis, João Diogo
Editing : António Reis, Margarida Martins Cordeiro
Production : Centro português de cinema, Telecine-Moro
Distribution : Cinémathèque de Lisbonne (sara.moreira@cinemateca.pt, +351 219 689 400)