Fátima

Fatima

 
Elf Frauen gehen auf Pilgerfahrt nach Fátima, einen Weg von 400 Kilometer quer durch Portugal. Die spirituelle Zehntageswanderung bringt allerdings nicht unbedingt das Beste in der Gruppe zum Vorschein: Erschöpfung, ständiger Regen und Meinungsverschiedenheiten bringen Spannung in die anfangs eingeschworene Gemeinschaft. Der Film fokussiert auf die Dynamik zwischen den Frauen, von denen jede ihre eigenen Motivationen und Probleme auf die Reise mitgebracht hat. Das spirituelle Ziel scheint sich am Horizont zu verlieren, und die Frage ist, ob es gelingt, den heiligen Ort als Gruppe zu erreichen.

400 kilometres separate the village of Vinhais, in the north of Portugal, from the Sanctuary of Fátima. It's the longest pilgrimage route one can take to Fátima from within Portugal, and it's the route João Canijo chose for his new feature film: Eleven actresses embark on the pilgrimage together with an old driver and a van, where they sleep, eat, tend to their foot injuries ... and fight, because human inter- actions are complex by nature. Mixing reality and fiction, the film is mainly based on improvisation. The result is an inevitable tumult of crossed dialogues, tensions and complicities, generating scenes that can be just as dramatic as they are funny. (Vitor Pinto, Cineuropa)

Director's Biography
João Canijo
Instead of attending film school, João Canijo learned filmmaking by working as an assistant director. Between 1980 and 1985 he worked with Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, Alain Tanner and Werner Schroeter. Since his debut "Three Less Me" (1988) he has directed many features. "Blood of My Blood" (2011) received the FIPRESCI Award in San Sebastian and the Crossing Europe New Vision Award 2012.

Film Selection: Fátima (Fatima, 2017) — Diário das beiras (2017, doc) — Portugal – Um dia de cada vez (Portugal – One Day at a Time, 2015, doc), — É o amor (That’s Love, 2013) — Sangue do meu sangue (Blood of My Blood, 2011, CE’12) — Mal nascida (Misbegotten, 2007) — Sapatos pretos (Black Shoes, 1997) — Três menos eu (Three Less Me, 1988)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
João Canijo
Portugal / Frankreich 2017
color
153 Minuten
Portugiesisch
OmeU
Drehbuch João Canijo
Kamera Mário Castanheira, Anabela Moreira
Schnitt João Braz
Ton/Sounddesign Olivier Hespel, Elsa Ferreira, Gérard Rousseau
Mit Vera Barreto, Cleia Almeida, Anabela Moreira, Rita Blanco, Márcia Breia, Teresa Madruga, Teresa Tavares
Produzent*innen Pedro Borges, François d’Artemare
Produktion
Midas Filmes, Les Films de l’Après-midi
Österreichpremiere
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere
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