Lisbon Revisited

  • 66'
  • Portugal
  • 2014

Lisbon seen through an alien’s eyes, synced to verses from Álvaro de Campos (one of Fernando Pessoa’s heteronyms):

"Once more I see you, / City of my horrifyingly lost childhood… / Happy and sad city, once more I dream here… / I? Is it one and the same I who lived here, and came back, / And came back again, and again, / And yet again have come back? / Or are we all the I’s that I was here or that were here – / A series of bead-beings joined together by a string of memory, / A series of dreams about me dreamed by someone outside me?

Once more I see you, / With a heart that’s more distant, a soul that’s less mine. / Once more I see you – Lisbon, the Tagus and the rest – / A useless onlooker of you and of myself, / A foreigner here like everywhere else […]"

Director
Edgar Pêra
Country of production
Portugal
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
66'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Portuguese, English
Producer
Rodrigo Areias
Production Company
Bando à Parte
Sales
Bando à Parte
Cinematography
Luís Branquinho, Edgar Pêra
Editor
Edgar Pêra
Music
Artur Cyanetto