Jungle Red

Carlota Lagido's last play serves as a starting point for a short film that follows the process of creating: what is the point? Where you can be and where you are going? What we leave behind and what we want to take into the future?
The film follows the creation of a contemporary dance play. Possible ways of working presuppositions that arise in the table, from a table to a stage and from any stage to a botanical garden or a wild place. We went to this place to figure out how to go to the stage; Lagido often talked of paradise nostalgia - "I close my eyes and i see a flock of birds”. This film is the beginning of a research on portuguese dance in the 90’s, in focus - Carlota do Canto Lagido (Lisbon, 1965).

  • Francisca Manuel
    Director and Image
  • Francisco Moreira
  • Bernardo Theriaga
    Post production sound mix
  • Duplacena
  • Bruno Senune
    Key Cast
  • Flávio Rodrigues
    Key Cast
  • Guilherme Pompeu
    Key Cast
  • Joana Castro
    Key Cast
  • Mariana Amorim
    Key Cast
  • Pedro Melo Alves
    Key Cast
  • Pietro Romani
    Key Cast
  • Raphaela Theodoro
    Key Cast
  • Xana Novais
    Key Cast
  • Carlota Lagido
    Key Cast
  • José Capela
    Key Cast
  • Pedro Melo Alves
    Music Composition
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Uma peça Ornitológica
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2019
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Director Biography

Postgraduate in Multimedia Arts (FBAUL). She studied Architecture and Cinema (2002-2008).
Directed video installations: “Avenida 211” (2018), FUSO 18 VideoArt Festival (PT) - Honor Mention of the Jury, EDP Fundation Art Collection; “Catherine ou 1786” (2017), Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center / Walk&Talk 17 Festival (PT); “Travel Shot” (2015), LOOPS.LISBOA 15 - Museu do Chiado (PT); “Madame” (2013), FUSO 14 - VideoArt Festival (PT); “MUDE” Trilogy (2009), RCJV Arq., Design & Fashion Museum.

In 2009 she directed the documentary "A coragem de Lassie" about the artist Ana Jotta - Best International Art documentary Prize (New York Independent Film Festival 09).

Currently she is in post-production of her first feature film “The valley of doubts”.


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