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AMA-SAN

Cláudia Varejão | Japan, Portugal 2016 | 113 Min. | OmeU

Sunday, 07.05.2017, 8 pm | tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal

AUSTRIAN PREMIERE

This film is nominated for the Excellence in Visual Anthropology Award (EVA).

 

Sea life begins for the women during the cherry blossom season. Each on their own, yet bound together through sisterly generation-spanning solidarity, they set sail on a small cutter. Without air tanks or other aids, they dive to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean hunting for seafood. Each movement is an artifice, that combines perfection and aesthetics of a 2000 year old tradition. This film offers intimate insights into practices that push their bodies to the limits of their capacities – under water and on land, securing the family income. Self-determination and individuality in Japanese.

Biography

Cláudia Varejão wurde in Porto, Portugal geboren und studierte Film im Artistic Creativity and Creation Program der Calouste Gulbenkian Stiftung, einer Partnereinrichtung der Deutschen Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), und in der International Film Academy in São Paulo. Sie studierte ebenfalls Fotografie im AR.CO, in Lissabon. Sie führte Regie im kurzen Dokumentarfilm Wanting und in der Kurz-Spielfilm Triologie "Weekend", "Cold Day", und "Morning Light". "In the Darkness of the Theater I Take off My Shoes" ist ihr erster abendfüllender Film. Ihr neuer Film, Ama-San 海女さん, feiert 2016 Premiere. Neben ihrer Arbeit als Regisseurin ist sie auch als Fotografin tätig.

Awards

  • DOCLISBOA AWARD FOR BEST PORTUGUESE COMPETITION FILM /INGREME PRIZE - DOCLISBOA 2016
  • BEST FEATURE FILM - EXTRA MUROS COMPETITION, 11TH PRAVO LJUDSKI FILM FESTIVAL IN SARAJEVO
  • SPECIAL MENTION - DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL KARLOVY VARY
  • SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE BELLONA FOUNDATION - IFF MESSAGE TO MAN'16 TEENAGE PRIZE, PORTO / POST / DOC 2016


Website

claudiavarejao.com/ama-san

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