VOODOO

Synopsis

All sympathetic magic is based upon two principles: the first called the Law of Similarity says that “likes produce likes,” or that an effect resembles its cause; the second, called the law of contagion or contact says that all things having been in contact with each other continue to react upon one and another at a distance even after they have been severed or disconnected. A fearful man meets a disquiet woman. Do you believe in magic?

Director's Bio-filmography

Born in 1974 in Portugal, Sandro Aguilar studied film at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. In 1998 he founded the production company O Som e a Fúria.
His films have won awards at festivals, such as La Biennale di Venezia, Gijón, Oberhausen and Vila do Conde, and have been shown in Torino, Belfort, Montreal, Clermont-Ferrand among others.
Retrospectives of his work have been programmed at Rotterdam IFF, BAFICI, New York and Arsenal-Berlin.
In 2013, he was invited into the renowned DAAD Artist Residency, Berlin.

FALSE TWINS [2014] JEWELS [2013] DIVE: APPROACH AND EXIT [2013] SIGNS OF STILLNESS OUT OF MEANINGLESS THINGS [2012] MERCURY [2010] VOODOO [2010] UPRISE [2008] ARCHIVE [2007] THE SERPENT [2005] REMAINS [2002] IN BETWEEN [2001] MOTIONLESS [2000] CLOSE [1998]

Theatrical Release

Released in Portugal in September 2011, with * Os Famosos e os Duendes da Morte* by Esmir Filho

Film Festivals & Awards

Indielisboa’10 – 7th International Independent Film Festival – National Competition [Portugal, 2010]: Restart Award for Best Portuguese Short Film Director
56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen – International Competition [Germany, 2010]
25th Cinema Jove Internacional Film Festival [Espanha, 2010]
18th Curtas Vila do Conde [Portugal, 2010]
Split Film Festival [Croacia, 2010]
Encounters Paris/Berlin/Madrid [Paris, 2010]

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Cast

Albano Jerónimo Isabel Abreu special appearance Filipe Duarte and Guilherme Melo Paulo Jerónimo Sofia Carlos José Carlos Santos Alexandra Pereira Coutinha João Mesquita Ana Beatriz Ferreira Bruna Carvalho

Crew

writen, edited and directed by Sandro Aguilar cinematography Rui Xavier image assistant Jão Rosas sound Pedro Melo director assistants Ângela Sequeira, Miguel Fonseca set decoration Nuno Franco mix Tiago Matos grading Paulo Américo line producer Ana Paula Reis production manager Isabel Silva producers Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar

35mm | Dolby DIGITAL | 2:35.1 | 30’

© O SOM E A FÚRIA 2010

Sponsors

  • Supported by ICA | MC ICA | MC
  • with the participation of RTP RTP
  • with the support CML CML