Paulo Carneiro | Portugal, Uruguay, Switzerland 2022 | 72 Min. | French, Portuguese with Engl. subtitles

THURSDAY, 11.05. | 9pm
Votiv Kino, Gr. Saal | TICKETS

Austrian Premiere

© Paulo Carneiro

Paulo Carneiro travels to Switzerland to meet some of his fellow countrymen far away from Portugal. Like him, they are big fans of cars. In nightly conversations at gas stations, in front of garages, and in parking lots, Carneiro and his interlocutors explore questions of identity, belonging, and community through their common love for cars. And the car is more than a commodity: on the one hand, they seem to find a form of home in it, on the other hand, it becomes a status symbol of a successful life in a faraway place.   

In PÉRIPHÉRIQUE NORD, Carneiro himself steps in front of the camera and, in carefully set up and clear images, conducts conversations about distance, connection, tire treads and horsepower.

Director: Paulo Carneiro
Camera: Laura Morales
Editing: Paulo Carneiro, Luciano Scherer, André V. Almeida, Alex Piperno
Sound: Ricardo Leal, Joana Niza Braga

[2022] Visions du Réel – Festival International de Cinéma Nyon [Switzerland]
[2022] IndieLisboa – International Film Festival (Special Mention of the Award for Best Director in a Portuguese Feature Film) [Portugal]
[2022] MDOC – Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço [Portugal]
[2022] Lima Alterna International Film Festival [Peru]
[2022] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2023] Dhaka International Film Festival [Bangladesh]
[2023] DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival [Finland]
[2023] Liberation Docfest Bangladesh [Bangladesh]


Paulo Carneiro
Born in Lisbon, 1990 and raised in Pontinha (suburbs). He graduated in Sound and Image from ESAD.CR and later from the National Film School and HEAD – Genève (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation fellow). Work as assistant director and editor since 2011. Lectured Cinema as visiting professor at FLUC in ’21 (University of Coimbra). In 2018 directs his first feature film BOSTOFRIO, OÙ LE CIEL REJOINT LA TERRE (IndieLisboa), multi-awarded and shown in more than 40 international film festivals around the world. In 2019 it was released in Portuguese cinemas in several cities and is acclaimed by the critic’s as “top 10 films of the year” for Jornal Público (most cultural newspaper in PT). BOSTOFRIO reached more than half a million spectators globally (festivals, TVs, cinemas, streaming, etc). In 2021 his project MY LAND MY STRENGTH is selected for Doc Station/ Berlinale Talents.