Rio Corgo

Silva has trodden many paths over the course of his life, paths that crisscross the north of Portugal. He has made ends meet as an umbrella repairman, a farmer, a shepherd, a barber, bricklayer, miner, gardener, clown, and magician. So many peaks and troughs. Now his steps echo in the narrow streets of a remote village, where he has moved into an empty house. He wears a suit and cuts a striking figure with his richly embroidered sombrero, the white bundle over his shoulder, his cowboy boots, walking stick, and the rings on his fingers. He could be a character in a picaresque novel. The locals avoid this strange wanderer, except for a young girl …

Director's Biography
MAYA KOSA, born in Geneva in 1985, is a Swiss writer, director, and editor. She holds a degree in film directing. SÉRGIO DA COSTA, born in Lausanne in 1984, is a Swiss director, editor, and director of photography. He majored in film studies. Following the midlength documentary Aux bains de la reine, Rio Corgo is their second collaborative film. It premiered at Doclisboa in 2015 and won the Liscont Award for Best Portuguese Film. // Films (selection): Aux bains de la reine (2012, doc), Rio Corgo (2015, doc)
2016: CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award – Best Documentary
Competition Documentary 2016
Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
Switzerland / Portugal 2015
95 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
Cinematography Sérgio da Costa
Editing Telmo Churro, Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
Sound/Sounddesign Miguel Martins
Producer(s) Joëlle Bertossa (Close Up Films, CH), Lui Urbano, Sandro Aguilar (O Som e a Fúria, PT)
Close Up Films 4 rue des Marbriers 1204 Geneva Switzerland
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Doclisboa 2015

Internat. Premiere / International Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Award Winning Film 2016:
CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary