Amor fati

  • 102'
  • Portugal
  • 2020

People are constantly looking for their other half, which will make them complete, Aristophanes states in Plato’s Symposium. Amor fati starts where this spiritual search ends, showing the daily lives of a range of couples that includes a mysterious hermit and his white horse and two peroxide-blonde boys with a shared love of tattoos, wedding dresses and raves. These diverse portraits are painstakingly woven together to form an enchanting whole that revolves around simply being together.

For this poetic documentary, Cláudia Varejão spent two years travelling around Portugal, filming love in all shapes and sizes. Varejão’s painterly compositions and penetrating close-ups are not only attractive and intimate, but also add an appropriate touch of magical realism. Amor fati observes the universal yet unique entanglements of a host of different people without lapsing into romantic clichés. The familiar presence of another person makes the lives in Amor fati complete.

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    • From Wednesday 02 June 12:00Wed 02 Jun 12:00
    • to Saturday 05 June 12:00Sat 05 Jun 12:00
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  • Physical
    Wednesday 02 June 2021
    Cinerama 2
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  • Physical
    Thursday 03 June 2021
    Cinerama 6
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  • Physical
    Friday 04 June 2021
    Pathé 2
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  • Physical
    Saturday 05 June 2021
    LantarenVenster 2
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  • Physical
    Sunday 06 June 2021
    Cinerama 3
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Cláudia Varejão
Countries of production
Portugal, Switzerland, France
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
João Matos, Vadim Jendreyko, Jérôme Blesson
Production Companies
Terratreme Filmes, Mira Film, La Belle Affaire Productions
Terratreme Filmes
Cláudia Varejão
Cláudia Varejão
João Braz, Cláudia Varejão
Sound Design
Hugo Leitão, Daniel Almada