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 Executive Producer Pedro Pinho Editing João Salaviza, Edgar Feldman Sound Editing Rafael Cardoso Sound Mix Xavier Thieulin Colour Andreia Bertini

film developed under URB (Partis FCG) project:
production coordination Inês Luz artistic cordination Pedro Pinho project development António Guterres, Luhuna Carvalho, Andreia Farinha, João Melo and Carla Galvão

producers Pedro Pinho, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, João Matos, Susana Nobre and Tiago Hespanha production Terratreme Filmes | OCT Terratreme Oficina

    • Fiction Gold Award - Zinebi - International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao '17
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    • Internationale Filmfestpiele Berlin / Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale Shorts Competition, Germany '17
    • Tampere Film Festival 2017, Finland '17
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    • Há Filmes Na Baixa, Portugal '17
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