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26 JUN - 15 JUL

EPPUR SI MUOVE…

CANDELA VARAS

CINEMA CURATORSHIP

EPPUR SI MUOVE…

The sharing and exchanges between cinema and dance are enormously enriching. The camera makes space and body flexible, giving them the possibility to transcend the limitations of the stage. In this union between cinema-dance, the movements are no longer exclusively corporal, extending to the audiovisual articulation process, from the capture of the image to its editing. This allows us to explore countless possibilities, montages and effects that manipulate time, offering the spectator a new perception of the body in motion. On the other hand, bodies, in the history of cinema, have been represented in very different ways with different meanings. We present here a selection of films, where physicality, the pleasure of movement and the voice show (specific) bodies with social, sexual, geographical inscriptions, among others, but always of living characters that act and interact with each other.
The selected films are films distributed in Portugal, covering the decade from 2013 to 2021. Some refer to more personal stories, others focus more on the collective. In these 6 projections, we will find stories crossed by themes such as sexual dissidence, freedom, motherhood, mourning, learning, sexuality and love.

Eppur si muove…
CANDELA VARAS BIOGRAPHY

Director and outdoor cinema programmer for the Tavira Film Club and for MOSTRA (22nd edition) since 2016. Co-director and programmer for the Internacional Cinema and Literature Festival of the Algarve (3rd edition) since 2019. Candela Varas possesses a bachelor’s in Law, a post-graduation in philosophy didactics, and a Master’s degree in Sociology and Political Science.
The director was a doctorate and associated member for research at the Center of Higher Studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She has taught at the Institute of Higher Studies Isidoro da Graça (IESIG), currently Mindelo University, Cape Verde. She was a researcher for Unia ArteyPensamiento de Andaluzia, and co-author of the book “Sevilla Imaginada” (Seville, 2011).