On the absurdities of an economic crisis-riddled country trying to look powerful and important through architectural grandstanding. Or as peasant singer/songwriter Nel Monteiro sings in the film: "That EXPO World Fair 1998 / And the Belém Cultural Center / Are projects that do not fit / With the country’s misery."

The other films shown within Visions in Concrete and Stone

International title
Heavy Architecture
Filmmaker
Edgar Pêra
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Portugal
Year
2007
Medium
DCP
Length
23’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Rodrigo Areias
Production Company
Bando à Parte
Sales
Bando à Parte
Cinematography
Paulo Abreu
Editor
Tomás Baltazar
Sound Design
Pedro Alçada
Music
Victor Rua