A sad and restrained man lying on the bed in his empty room. Hesitates, ponders hypotheses in a cycle without deciding, stuck. In exhaustion all anguish equals. Another man is sitting at the window: he looks at him and out to the street. Characters in dysfunctional situations. The key positions and the suspended sequences are shown. The man almost decides - and they almost return, inside and out, to them and to the city, time and movement. Infinite dawn.
Bio-filmography of the director
The first animated film of Luís Soares “Any Other Man” premiered at Curtas de Vila do Conde in 2012, it won several prizes among them: António Gaio Prize at Cinanima, Mikeldi de Oro at ZINEBI in Spain and Brand New Award at IndieLisboa. His second animated film “Poise” premiered at IndieLisboa in 2020, it was selected for more than 50 festivals worldwide, of which stands out: Melbourne, Slamdance, Athens International Film & Video Festival, Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro, Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart, St. Louis, Cinanima and Monstra.
In this film, I am interested in exploring the moment of indecision, with its own tensions. It is a dramatically delimited moment in which there is no proper action in its general sense. Action and time seem to be suspended. The challenge is to give body (image, movement, sound, duration, texture, etc.) to this state that is as singular as common, with its micro-actions, mental or emotional, its intermittences of wills and fears, its cycles that impede resolution and its phantasmagorias. In the limit, the duration of this film would be indefinite - that is, at least, the sensation that must last in its end.
Luís Soares; Cátia Salgueiro
Sound design and Sound Mixing:
António Porém Pires
Mário Gajo de Carvalho.
7 minutes / Image: 16x9 / Sound: Stereo / Format: HD / Animation