Direction: Jorge Jácome
Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing of the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until origin of the species, at least. This feeling common to many latitudes is often presented as a diagnosis, a denial of a painful present as opposed to the desire to return to a glorious past.
Jorge Jácome (b. 1988) is a filmmaker, graduated in ESTC, in Lisbon, and in Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in Tourcoing. His films have been shown in several festivals (Toronto, San Sebastian, NYFF, 25 FPS, Images, Winterthur, IndieLisboa, Curtas – Vila do Conde, Premiers Plans d’Angers, CôtéCourt, EMAF - Osnabrück, BIEFF, among others) and in exhibition contexts in Palais de Tokyo, in La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, and Tabakalera.