Private Project


An experimental meditative musical trip to the city of Oporto, video inspired by the film "Douro Fauna Fluvial" directed in 1931 by the Portuguese filmmaker Manuel d'Oliveira.

  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 18, 2017
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - ORLANDA RIBEIRO

Portuguese born filmmaker.

I am living in France, were I worked as a web vidéo journalist, I collaborated on several short as a film assistant and more recently as an editor.

I am in charge of video workshops in at few primary schools and am working on the writing of a new documentary projet.

I studied Audiovisual Design in England at Northbrook College and graduated as a : Bachelor of Arts in Video and multimedia production from Rennes University France.

My first competition award was for the synopsis of the short film "Petits Riens" in 1998.

In 2016 I won an European short film competition for my film "Avant-Après.

Show case of few of my recent films :

In 2017, "Maria au Pays de Marianne" short documentary film about emigration was selected for the national documentary event "Le Mois du Documentaire".

"Eurydice" the clip video, with the Moby's soundtrack "Swear" showed at a local tv station - "TéléNantes" in 2015 and the website

"Hors Format" is a series of twelve vidéo lettres.
Vidéos correspondences between me and the artiste Pierre-Manuel Lemarchand over a year a project produced with "Comptoirs du Doc" of Rennes. My six films were made in collaboration with musicians from France, England, Belgium, Switzerland and Guadeloupe.

The installation was shown at the venue : "Trempolino " in Nantes and as a projection at the "Théâtre de la Parchimerie" in Rennes as an installation in 2017.

"PviP" is a commissioned film project by the organizers of the "Festival Porto via Paris" The film was created for a live cinema music set, performed by SRVTR, and played live at "Studios Albatroz" ( the ancient Pathé Studios )

"Mortel Péché" very short film made for the 1 minute film show case of the "Festival International de Films de Femmes in Créteil France in 2007

"Si près si loin" a vidéo made to sensitize people about the dangers of phoning while driving.

Selected and shown at the cinéma le Connectable in Clisson in France during the "Festival du film court" and on line at the MAIF short-film festival website.

I been also closely working with the French independent film maker Franck Jouneau, directing the makings of his film productions.

An interview about 10 years Franck's film retrospective, at the Parisien Cinéma le Saint André des arts, was shot and edited by me for that occasion and can be seen at "Un château dans la Brume" website.


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Director Statement

Passersby is a voyage, is a chosen solitary trip back home.
Loneliness is my chosen state for that méditation, feels like freedom.

I tried to settle down here and there; went from place to place, went back and forward without ever knowing were I felt the best.
Nostalgia is it "Saudade"

Saudade of what was and is no more ?
What's gone is gone, there is no place for disturbing feelings.
and I convinced my self that the only home is were were are. No place is, exept the present.

Aren't we all Passersby seeking for memories, submerged by souvenirs of past and present, always moving to new horizons, eager to cross bridges, to see further away.