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Alto do Minho



Portugal, 2012, Full HD - Color - 49 minutes

DIRECTED BY:
Miguel Filgueiras

SCREENPLAY:
Eduardo Sardinha

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Paulo Alegria

EDITING:
Miguel Filgueiras

MUSIC:
Norberto Lobo

SOUND:
Diogo Amaro

PRODUCER:
José Filgueiras

STORY DESCRIPTION:

More than a portraying documentary, Alto do Minho is an impression. It sets off from the lowlands to the high season, displaying different shades of color. It’s the before and the after of the same immutable Atlantic cycles in the mountainous landscape, maintained, after all. And it’s also the height. There where religious faith and profane feelings are one, just as the past mingles in modernity. More than a movie, Alto do Minho is a moving portrait. As Warhol, it aims to mirror earthly stars on screen but in a free rhythmic edition and an impressionistic gaze. Glances that may also find Gance’s epic as background but that brings an etno-pop look to the forefront.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Miguel Filgueiras was born in 1980 in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He has a degree in Fine Arts from ESTAGD CR (Superior School for Arts and Design – Caldas da Rainha, Portugal) in 2004. He likes to live in fraternity and loves the error.He is the director of several non profit culture related associations. As a media artist he worked in collective and individual projects developed in the field of video art, video installation, performance, video-jamming, experimental video, motion graphics, animation of cultural and social events and short commercial documentaries. With this widespread range of disciplines, the accumulated knowledge resulted in his first author film, debuted in January 2012, called Alto do Minho, a documentary portrait about identity, spectacle and ethnography of the Alto Minho region. A project which he started in 2008.

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