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LONG-FEATURE FILMS
48


Country: Portugal
Year: 2009
Duration: 93'
Direction: Susana de Sousa Dias
Writer: Susana de Sousa Dias
Cinematographer: Octávio Espírito Santo
Editor: Susana de Sousa Dias
Production: Ansgar Schäfer, Kinotop

What can a portrait tell us about the police system? What can a photograph taken 35 years ago reveal about a dictatorship that is now finished? What can it say about contemporary society? How can photographs kindle the memories of their protagonists? 48 is a portraiture of the 48-year dictatorship of António de Oliveira Salazar, the longest dictatorial government in twentieth-century Europe, through the stories of some of the victims and photographs from police records. Women and men, young and old, peasants, workers, and bourgeois… a multi-voiced tale of the opposition to the dictator and an accurate yet compassionate description of repressive techniques. The documentary value of photographs and the releasing capacity of memory stories brought together in perfect harmony.
Awards
Grand Prix en Cinéma du Réel 2010, FIPRESCI Award Dok Leipzig 2010, OPUS BONUM Award Jihlava IDF, Don Quijote Award (Federação Internacional de Cineclubes, Grande Prémio Caminhos do Cinema Português.
Festivals
DOK Leipzig 2010, Viennale 2010, Torino Film Festival 2010, It's All True International Documentary Festival 2010, Leeds International Film Festival 2010, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2010, DocLisboa 2009, ForumDoc.BH.2010, Istanbul International 1001 Documentary Film Festival, 2010 Extrema Doc 2010.

Susana de Sousa Dias

Susana de Sousa Dias. Filmmaker and university teacher, lecturing at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. She’s a PhD researcher in Aesthetics and Art Sciences and Technologies (University of Paris 8 and University of Lisbon).In 2001, she founded the production company, Kintop. Her film Natureza Morta-Visages d'une Dictature (Still Life) (Atalanta Films Award, DocLisboa 2005 e Merit Prize, Taiwan IDF 2006,) has been shown in festivals and screenings in five continents. 48, her last film, internationally acclaimed for its originality, was awarded and presented in more than 20 festivals. Obscure Light (documentary) and Stillleben (installation on three screens - Temps d'Images Festival) are the works she is presently working on.
Selected filmography
Obscure Light (2011)
48 (2009)
Natureza Morta-Visages d'une Dictature (Still Life) (2005)
PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de Navarra
Planetario de Pamplona
Museo Oteiza
Fundación Caja Navarra
Museo Universidad de Navarra
Filmoteca Española
Cineteca
Filmoteca Catalunya
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Institut Français
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Radio 3
FESTIVALS IN NAVARRE
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Conecta Ficción
Ópera Prima
Skimetraje
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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