Experiencing Interruptions?

Drifters of a shadowy dream

X, a film location scout, spend his time travelling from place to place looking for filming locations, at the same time that he's looking for funding for the film he wrote himself. In the middle of nowhere, as in the nowhere of his life, he stumbles on Y, the woman for whom he has been waiting all his life.

  • Paulo B. Menezes
  • Paulo B. Menezes
  • Paulo B. Menezes
  • Cláudio da Silva
    Key Cast
    Filme do desassossego
  • Sofia Dinger
    Key Cast
    António Um Dois Três
  • Catarina Wallenstein
    Key Cast
    The Knot
  • Rui Morrison
    Key Cast
    À jamais
  • Marcello Urgeghe
    Key Cast
    "Max Thor"
    The Lines of Wellington
  • Sara Cipriano
    Key Cast
    "Assistant Director"
    Sol de Inverno
  • Joana De Verona
    Key Cast
    "Import/export Operatrice"
  • Manuel Mozos
    Key Cast
    "Import/export Operateur"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    O que noite rouba ao dia
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 7 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
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Distribution Information
  • Paulo B. Menezes
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Paid TV
Director Biography - Paulo B. Menezes

Born in Portugal in 1976, he enrolled in Film Studies at the Portuguese national film school, Escola Superior de Teatro & Cinema, where he would obtain a bachelor degree in editing and narrative.
His incursions into experimental cinema and video art work began in 2004, with his work being selected for international exhibitions at art galleries and film festivals in countries like Great-Britain, Spain, Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands, Mexico, Peru, France, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, China and Italy. Among them, the 2016 video art piece ‘She got the idea’ which was selected for the Spanish international video art festival Proyector ‘best of’ special program.
In 2015 he produced and directed ‘O último guerreiro romântico’, a piece commissioned for theater, and was the subject of the ’10 years video art retrospective’ at Lisbon’s Adamastor Studios art gallery.
In 2018 he premiered ‘O que a Noite Rouba ao Dia’ (‘Drifters of a shadowy dream’), produced with the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a film that would later win the Maracay International Film & Video Festival (Venezuela) the prize for the Best Experimental Fiction Feature.

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Director Statement

My aim is to control the creative act the least possible so to allow the inner world to imerge through intuition and form to settle according to each work will's.