Arrivederci Macao

In this film, the architect Manuel Vicente shows us the city of Macao and also some of his most significant works built there.
“My intention was to walk around Macao, the city of MV, in his company. It’s a promenade full of happy conversation, laughter and good food, through which MV, the man, appears little by little. We can also find the traits that characterize the architecture of Macao: an oriental city under Portuguese features or a Portuguese city under oriental traits, a place that we wanted to rediscover in this documentary, since the events that triggered MV to go to that territory. Walking and wandering around town with him, as flâneur, with the camera on our shoulder and following MGD steps, we find and unveil MV’s architectural work.” (Rosa Coutinho Cabral)

  • Rosa Coutinho Cabral
    Director
  • Rosa Coutinho Cabral
    Writer
  • Manuel Graça Dias
    Writer
  • Manuel Vicente
    Writer
  • Cláudia Rita
    Writer
  • João Carreiro, Associação Cultural
    Producer
  • Manuel Vicente
    Key Cast
  • Manuel Graça Dias
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Arriverdeci Macau
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Macao
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Arquiteturas Film Festival
    Lisbon
    September 26, 2013
    Portugal, Lisbon
    Best National Film - Arquiteturas Film Festival
Director Biography - Rosa Coutinho Cabral

Born in Azores, Portugal (1956)
Studies: Cinema (1978), Sociology (1980), History of Art (1994), (Lisbon University).

Works as director (film):
“O Actor Permanente/Polina Klimovitskaya” (The Permanent Actor/Polina Klimovitskaia) – Long feature documentary, 2013.
“Línguas Faladas” (Spoken Languages) - Long feature documentary, 2011.
“Espelhos” (Mirrors) - Documentary, 2010.
“Lavado em Lágrimas” (Melt in Tears) – Long feature fiction, 2006.
“Cães Sem Coleira” (Dogs without a Leach) – Long feature fiction/documentary, 1997.
“Serenidade” (Serenity) – Long-feature fiction, 1986.
“Arábia” (Arabia) – Short-feature fiction, 1982.
“Arrivederci Macau” (Arrivederci Macao) – Long feature documentary, 2013.

Works as director (theatre)
“Jacques, o Fatalista”, (Jacques, the Fatalist) after Diderot.
“Pausa” (Pause) after Harold Pinter.
“Barthes & Mandrake” after Rosa Coutinho Cabral.
“Principezinho” (The Little Prince) after Saint-Exupéry.
“3 Vidas de Sucesso” (The Successful Life of 3) after Irene Fornes.
“Eu, Ninguém e Cem Mil” (One Hundred Thousand, no one and Myself) after Pirandelo.
“Bartleby, um Experimento de Melville” (Bartleby, an Experiment of Melville) after Melville.

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Director Statement

“My intention was to walk around Macao, the city of MV, in his company. It’s a promenade full of happy conversation, laughter and good food, through which MV, the man, appears little by little. We can also find the traits that characterize the architecture of Macao: an oriental city under Portuguese features or a Portuguese city under oriental traits, a place that we wanted to rediscover in this documentary, since the events that triggered MV to go to that territory. Walking and wandering around town with him, as flâneur, with the camera on our shoulder and following MGD steps, we find and unveil MV’s architectural work.” (Rosa Coutinho Cabral)