Amor Fati

Cláudia Varejão

Documentary / HD / 102’ / 2020

Amor Fati seeks out parts that complete each other. These are portraits of couples, friends, families and pets and their owners. They share the intimacy of daily life, habits, beliefs, tastes and even some physical traits. From their faces, from the choreography of their gestures, we unveil the story that binds them. Drawn from everyday life, right before our eyes the film portrays a chorus of affection and the collective memory of a country, evoking Aristophanes’ speech in Plato’s Symposium: Do you desire to be wholly one; always day and night to be in one another’s company? For if this is what you desire, I am ready to melt you into one and let you grow together, so that being two you shall become one?

director and image Cláudia Varejão sound Cláudia Varejão, Takashi Sugimoto, Adriana Bolito editing João Braz, Cláudia Varejão montagem de som Elsa Ferreira sound design Daniel Almada, Elsa Ferreira sound mix Hugo Leitão, Daniel Almada color correction Paulo Américo Design lhas producers João Matos - Terratreme Filmes, Vadim Jendreyko - Mira Film, Jérôme Blesson - La Belle Affaire

    Press CISION - Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'20

    Best Editing - Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'20

    Melhor Sound - Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'20

    Basler FilmPreis, Switzerland'20

    Jean-Loup Passek Prize - Best Portuguese Documentary - MDOC'21

    Public Award for Best Film - Festival Primavera do Cine, Spain'22

    Juryy Award for Best Film - Festival Primavera do Cine, Spain'22

    • Visions du Réel, Switzerland '20
    • Open-Air à Fribourg, Switzerland '20
    • Doclisboa, Portugal'20
    • Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'20
    • Solothurner Filmtage - Journées de Soleure, Switzerland'21
    • ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, Austria'21
    • CPH:DOX, Denmkar’21
    • Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy21
    • Festival Microclima, Portugal'21
    • Shanghai International Film Festival, China'21
    • BioBioCine, Festival Internacional de Cine de Concepción, Chile '21
    • Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands'21
    • PLANALTO - Festival das Artes, Portugal'21
    • MDOC - Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço, Portugal'21
    • Lucania Film Festival, Italy'21
    • Salina Doc Fest SDF, Italy'21
    • Periferias - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Marvão e Valência de Alcântara, Portugal'21
    • Nancy International Film Festival, France'21
    • Frames, Sweden'21
    • Gijón Intl Film Festival, Spain'21
    • 18th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Hungary'21
    • KinoAthens, Greece'21
    • FIDBA- Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires, Argentina'21
    • UTOPIA - UK Portuguese Film Festival, Reino Unido'21
    • Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival, Greece'21
    • Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo, Spain'22
    • Festival Primavera do Cine, Spain'22
    • DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland'22
    • Semana de Cinema Português em Buenos Aires, Argentina'23
    • Cineclube de Santarém
    • Cineclube&Filmoteca [montemor-o-novo]
    • Museu Neo-Realismo [vila franca de xira]
    • SMUP - Cinema do Muro [parede]