BUÉ SABI portrays the unlikely friendship of three female characters: a troubled girl of Gypsy descent who lives in one of Lisbon's toughest neighbourhoods, her best friend who is the teenage daughter of Cape Verdean emigrants, and the most recent addition to their group; a young girl who has had a privileged upbringing and attends the most prestigious school in the city. Despite their disparate backgrounds, they form a friendship unencumbered by discrimination and prejudice; until one fateful evening, when they go out clubbing and events cause their loyalties to be severely tested...BUÉ SABI seeks to address the controversial issues of gender, race and class; which generate contentious debate in other European countries, but resonate profoundly in Portugal due to its colonial past and Catholic mores. The film title alludes to a Cape Verdean creole expression, which is slang for 'cool' or 'very nice', reflecting a state of carefree youth sheltered from the external pressures of social exclusion.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Patricia Vidal Delgado (born 1987) studied Fine Art Media at Central St. Martins and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Delgado's artistic practice investigates the intimate and the feminine; and includes video, sound and performance. Her work has featured in several international video festivals and art galleries in Budapest, Stuttgart, Zürich, Luanda, Marrakesh, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and London.She has just written and directed her first narrative-based short film, BUÉ SABI, and lives and works in Lisbon as a camera assistant.Please visit this website in order to view examples of Patricia Vidal Delgado's experimental films and other artworks:www.pvdelgado.com