Edgar Pêra has made more than a hundred films since the mid-1980s, turning him into a chronicler of modern Portugal. In short and full-length films, music videos, comics, performances and an occasional TV series, Pêra and his inseparable camera went looking for signals, not necessarily of youth culture, but of a Portugal that had to rediscover itself after the dictatorship.
With returning themes such as the relationship between spectator and performance and the tension between formal structures and whimsical nature, Delirium in Las Vedras is a contagious and fairly anarchic registration of the equally anarchic carnival in Las Vedras, a suburb of Lisbon. With a pack of actors who have appeared more often in front of Pêra’s camera, for instance in CineSapiens (2013), he dives into the crowds for interviews. But the egos of the interviewers are too large and the spectators can hardly get a word in edgeways.

International title
Delirium in Las Vedras
Filmmaker
Edgar Pêra
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Portugal
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
83’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Rodrigo Areias
Production Company
Bando à Parte
Sales
Bando à Parte
Writer
Edgar Pêra
Cinematography
Edgar Pêra, Luís Branquinho
Editor
Edgar Pêra
Sound Design
Artur Cyanetto
Music
Jorge Prendas
Cast
Nuno Melo, Jorge Prendas, Marina Albuquerque, José de Pina, Débora Marita Coelho, Albano Jerónimo, Miguel Borges