High Cities of Bone

João Salaviza

Fiction / HD / 19’ / 2017

Karlon, born in Pedreira dos Húngaros (a slum in the outskirts of Lisbon) and a pioneer of Cape Verdean creole rap, runs away from the housing project to which he had been relocated.
Nights of vigil are spent under a sweltering tropical heat.
Among the sugarcanes, a murmur is heard. Karlon hasn't stopped singing.
"High Cities of Bone" is a probing and imaginative exploration of Karlon's memories, the institutional siege, and the submerged stories from a dark time.

with Karlon, Xama, Maria do Céu Magalhães, Leonor Ferreira Script João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Karlon Image Vasco Viana sound Rafael Cardoso Production Terratreme Filmes | OCT Oficinas de Criação Terratreme Executive Producer Pedro Pinho Editing João Salaviza, Edgar Feldman Sound Editing Rafael Cardoso Sound Mix Xavier Thieulin Colour Andreia Bertini

    Fiction Gold Award - Zinebi - International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao '17

    • Internationale Filmfestpiele Berlin / Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale Shorts Competition, Germany '17
    • Tampere Film Festival 2017, Finland '17
    • Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea '17
    • Martovski Festival - Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia '17
    • Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal '17
    • Next International Film Festival, Romania '17
    • Lima Independente Festival Internacional de Cine, Peru '17
    • Kugoma - Fórum de Cinema de Moçambique, Mozambique '17
    • Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico '17
    • Arkipel Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival 2017, Indonesia '17
    • Curt'Arruda - Festival de Cinema Rural de Arruda dos Vinhos, Portugal '17
    • Festcurtas BH - Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte, Brazil '17
    • Chicago International Film Festival, USA '17
    • Duhok International Film Festival, Kurdistan - Iraq '17
    • DocLisboa, Portugal '17
    • CineEco - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Ambiente da Serra da Estrela, Portugal '17
    • Há Filmes Na Baixa, Portugal '17
    • Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival, Portugal
    • Zinebi - Bilboko Dokumentalen eta Film Laburren Nazioarteko Jaialdia / International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain '17
    • Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, India '17
    • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden '17
    • Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival, Nepal '17
    • Bratislava International Film Festival - Shorts Competition, Slovakia '17
    • Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema — Competition Shorts, Brazil '17
    • Balinale International Film Festival, Indonesia '17
    • Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, UK '17
    • Festival Internacional de Curtas de Verin, Spain '17
    • Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal '17
    • FestiFreak Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata, Argentina '17
    • Aspen ShortsFest , USA '17
    • Berlinale Spotlight: India, India '17
    • Berlinale Spotlight: Macau, Macau '17
    • Berlinale Spotlight: Hong Kong, Hong Kong '17
    • Berlinale Spotlight: Shanghai, China '17
    • Les Inattendus - Festival de Films (Trés) Indépendants, France '18
    • Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey '18
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