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JOTTA: A MINHA MALADRESSE É UMA FORMA DE DELICATESSE (2009)
HD video, 16:9, color, stereo sound, 70 min., Portugal
Co-directed with Francisco Moreira.
Production: TERRATREME Films
Support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Galeria Lisboa 20
Distribution: Zero em Comportamento

How to represent an artistic intention without reducing it to a description? How to do it preserving the intentionality of the gestus in an ambiguous andsubjective space where the individualism of the artistic perspective is set.
“my maladresse…” proposes a viewpoint over Ana Jotta’s universe. An analogous portrait of her relations as an artist is created, setting parallel questions, as hermeneutics possibility and art as a value system.
The link relating the trio (artist and director’s deuce) balances between familiarity, master and apprentice, subject and object; the distance and authority of the one behind the camera spreading light around artistic
urgencies concerning how Work and Life overlay in this unquietchase of the greater purpose: a search for consolation in the holy_burlesque of existential functionalism.
A documental laboratory of reflexive limits.

Festivals/Screenings (selection)
2017 - Museu do Dinheiro do Banco de Portugal, Portugal
2016 - Centro de Cultura Contemporânea de Castelo Branco Estudos de Luz: Indícios, Reflexos e Sombras na Coleção de Serralves, Portugal
2014 - Culturgest (Ana Jotta - A Conclusão Precedente - excerpts), Portugal
2010 - Bogotá International Film Festival, Colombia
2010 - Panorama, Portugal
2010 - Festival Temp d’Images Festival, Portugal
2009 - Doc Lisboa, Portugal


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