Poise

Synopsis

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.

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Bio-filmography of the director

Luís Soares was born in Lisbon in 1981. His first animated film, Any Other Man, premiered at the Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival in 2012, having participated in dozens of international festivals and shows where it won five prizes: António Gaio Prize at Cinanima 2012, Mikeldi de Oro at ZINEBI 2013 in Spain, Brand New Award at IndieLisboa, Special Mention of the Jury at Mumia - Udigrudi World Animation in Brazil and the Revelation Prize in the Portuguese Cinema Paths. His second animated film, Poise, premiered at the 17th IndieLisboa in 2020.

Director's note

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.

Crew

Director: Luís Soares Scriptwriters: Luís Soares; Cátia Salgueiro Graphic author: Luís Soares Sound design and Sound Mixing: António Porém Pires Editing: Luís Soares Music: Luís Soares Producer: Mário Gajo de Carvalho.


Datasheet

7 minutes   /   Image: 16x9  /  Sound: Stereo   /  Format: HD   /  Animation



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