Rio Corgo

 
Silva ist zeitlebens viele Wege gegangen, kreuz und quer durch Portugal. Er hat sich durchgeschlagen. Als Regenschirm-Reparateur, Bauer, Schafhirte, Barbier, Maurer, Bergarbeiter, Gärtner, Clown und Zauberer. Mit Höhen und Tiefen. Jetzt hallen seine Schritte in den Gassen eines abgelegenen Dorfes wider, wo er ein leer stehendes Haus bezieht. Er trägt einen Anzug, und mit seinem reich bestickten Sombrero, dem weißen Bündel über der Schulter, Cowboystiefeln, Gehstock und Ringen an den Fingern ist er eine auffällige Erscheinung. Wie eine Figur aus einem Schelmenroman. Alle im Ort gehen dem sonderbaren Herumtreiber aus dem Weg, nur ein junges Mädchen ist für ihn und seine Geschichten empfänglich …

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)
CROSSING EUROPE AWARDS
2016: CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award – Best Documentary
Competition Documentary 2016
Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
Schweiz / Portugal 2015
color
95 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
Kamera Sérgio da Costa
Schnitt Telmo Churro, Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
Ton/Sounddesign Miguel Martins
Produzent*innen Joëlle Bertossa (Close Up Films, CH), Lui Urbano, Sandro Aguilar (O Som e a Fúria, PT)
Produktion
Close Up Films 4 rue des Marbriers 1204 Geneva Switzerland info@closeupfilms.ch www.closeupfilms.ch
 
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