Before Night Comes - Antigone Speech

This woman has been following us for twentyfive centuries, since Sophocles introduced her to the Athenian democracy in the Great Dionysians. This version, by Eduarda Dionísio, take us to the intimacy of the woman-heroine-sister. This woman, who dares to challenge a despot in defense of the supreme law of love, reveals us, perhaps, the contours of the Democratic State. How far can we go, in power? When will that power stop serving democracy and begin to destroy the human being?

  • JOAQUIM PAVÃO
    Director
    Mirage, Threads of Time, Drama
  • EDUARDA DIONÍSIO
    Writer
  • A. COSTA VALENTE
    Producer
  • Isabel Fernandes Pinto
    Key Cast
    “Antigone”
    Threads of Time, Miragem
  • Rui Pena
    Key Cast
    “Polinices, Voice”
  • CLAUDINEI GARCIA
    Key Cast
    “Hemon, Coreographer”
  • ALFAIA DINOPARLAR
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • ANGELO CASTANHEIRA
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • BRUNA HERCULANO
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • CAROLINA RODRIGUES
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • CAROLINA FERREIRA
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • DANIELA CARDOSO
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • INÊS LOPES
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • ISILDA MESQUITA
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • IVAN PINHO
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • JOANA MADUREIRA
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • LAURE GIVILY
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • LIDIA ROCA ALMOR
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • LUCIANA SANHUDO
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • NATÁLIA COSTA
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • PAULA SANTOS
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • SANDRA PEREIRA
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • SUSANA SANTOS
    Key Cast
    “Choir”
  • JOSÉ OLIVEIRA
    Key Cast
    “Cinematography”
  • SARA LEMOS
    Key Cast
    “Assistant director”
  • BRUNO BOARO
    Key Cast
    “Sound Operator”
  • TUCHA MARTINS
    Key Cast
    “Costumes”
  • VITOR VALENTE
    Key Cast
    “Make up artist”
  • ANDREYA SILVA
    Key Cast
    “Assistant make up artist”
  • GIL MOREIRA
    Key Cast
    “Art direction, Storyboard”
  • ÍCARO PINTOR
    Key Cast
    “Art direction”
  • ANGELA SALDANHA
    Key Cast
    “Assistant art direction”
  • IVAN PINHO
    Key Cast
    “Assistant art direction”
  • JOSÉ ALBINO B. BAPTISTA
    Key Cast
    “Cenography”
  • MANUEL BAPTISTA BORGES
    Key Cast
    “Assistant Production”
  • DALOTINO F. DIAS NUNES
    Key Cast
    “Assistant Production”
  • JÚLIA ROCHA
    Key Cast
    “Production delegate”
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Antes que a Noite Venha - Falas de Antígona
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Film Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 21º Festival Internacional de Cinema de AVANCA
    Avanca
    Portugal
    July 26, 2017
    World Premiere
    Estreia Mundial
  • AIP Best Cinematography (short) 2018
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    March 10, 2018
    AIP Best Cinematography (short) 2018
  • Sophia 2018
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    March 25, 2018
    Official Selection (short)
  • European Cinematography Awards (ECA) Aug 2018

    August 1, 2018
    Best Cinematography
  • European Cinematography Awards (ECA) Aug 2018

    August 1, 2018
    Best Actress
  • European Cinematography Awards (ECA) Aug 2018

    August 1, 2018
    Best Sound Design
  • European Cinematography Awards (ECA) Aug 2018

    August 1, 2018
    Best Original Score
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2018

    September 17, 2018
    Official Selection (short)
  • Falcon International Film Festival LONDON October 2018
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 1, 2018
    Best Short Film
  • Falcon International Film Festival LONDON October 2018
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 1, 2018
    Best Director
  • Falcon International Film Festival LONDON October 2018
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 1, 2018
    Best Cinematography
  • Caminhos do Cinema Português - Outros Olhares 2018
    Coimbra
    Portugal
    November 24, 2018
  • Red Carpet Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    December 20, 2018
    Best Cinematography
  • Red Carpet Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    December 20, 2018
    Best Actress
  • Paisagens 2019
    Sever do Vouga
    Portugal
    June 1, 2019
    Menção Honrosa
  • Vegas Movie Awards August 2019
    Las Vegas
    United States
    August 13, 2019
    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - Award of Excellence
  • Vegas Movie Awards August 2019
    Las Vegas
    United States
    August 13, 2019
    BEST PRODUCER - Award of Excellence
  • Vegas Movie Awards August 2019
    Las Vegas
    United States
    August 13, 2019
    BEST INDIE SHORT - Award of Prestige
  • Vegas Movie Awards August 2019
    Las Vegas
    United States
    August 13, 2019
    BEST EDITING - Award of Prestige
  • Vegas Movie Awards August 2019
    Las Vegas
    United States
    August 13, 2019
    BEST COSTUME DESIGN - Award of Prestige
  • Vegas Movie Awards August 2019
    Las Vegas
    United States
    August 13, 2019
    BEST ACTRESS - Award of Prestige
  • Vegas Movie Awards August 2019
    Las Vegas
    United States
    August 13, 2019
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Award of Prestige
  • MMP'S Film Festival 2018

    Belgium
    June 1, 2018
    Best International Short Film
Distributor Information
  • Filmografo
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - JOAQUIM PAVÃO

Portuguese movie director, music composer and guitar player.

Director

2018 | Dentre
2017 | Antes que a Noite Venha - Falas de Antígona
2017 | Drama (videoclip)

2017 | Manuel Oliveira de Sousa 2017 (institutional)

2016 | Uma Voz (institutional)
2015 | Slan Luz (videoclip)

2014 | Manuel (institutional)

2014 | Nós e a Escola | de olho posto no futuro (institutional)

2014 | Economia do Futuro (institutional)
2014 | Miragem

2013 | Onde o Céu é a Terra que Pisamos (video installation)

2013 | O que é a cultura?

2013 | Eduardo Feio 2013 (institutional)

2012 | O Elefante Vaidoso

2012 | 1 de Maio 2012 (institutional)

2012 | A chávena (dance theatre)
2012 | Threads of Time

2011 | 1 de Maio 2011 (institutional)

2011 | Fiandeira (four mini shorts)

2011 | A Dor Mente

2011 | Celsus Couture

2011 | Alboi - Um canto de Mundo

Scores

2017 | Antes que a Noite Venha - Falas de Antígona

2017 | Sonho Longínquo no Equador, directed by Hamilton Trindade

2016 | Saudade do Futuro, directed by Sara Miguel Lemos

2015 | Joke, directed by Igor Parfenov
2014 | Miragem
2014 | Foi o Fio, directed by Patricia Figueiredo

2012 | O Elefante Vaidoso
2012 | A Nau Catrineta, directed by Artur Correia
2012 | 15 Bilhões de Fatias de Deus, directed by Claudio Jordão

2011 | Alboi - Um Canto de Mundo

2010 | Poema Colagem, directed by Miguel Goçalves Mendes
2007 | A Sesta, directed by Olga Roriz
2006 | Quatro Elementos, directed by Janek Pfeifer

2006 | (re)Volta e Meia, directed by Janek Pfeifer

2005 | Um dia Pizzarte (arrangement), directed by Janek Pfeifer

Audio Compact Disc

2017 | Avenidas
2017 | Antes que a Noite Venha - Falas de Antígona (Original Music Soundtrack)

Digital Video Disc

2006 | Quatro Elementos

Music for Theatre

2017 | Nascer

2013 | Minérios

2011 | Fiandeira

2010 | Bela Dona
2010 | A História do Pescador que Deixou o Coração atrás da Porta e dos Peixes que Choveram
2010 | A Lenda de Gaia

2009 | Animais Nocturnos
2008 | Hypomnemata
2007 | Uma Ilha na Lua
2006 | Medeia

2006 | Um Sargento Louco
2006 | A Lua é de Queijo

2003 | Em Viagem (for the text Absolute Citronné)

Institutional Short Scores

2013 | The Muse Awakens - SOPHIA 2013

2012 | 1 de Maio

2010 | Spot Teatro Aveirense

2010 | Move-te | Esclerose Múltipla

Music with Live Animation|Film Performance|Poetry | Readings

2018 | Ifting Split with Ícaro Pintor
2014 | Tropisme with Pierre Hebert

2012 | Desdita with Isabel Fernandes Pinto and Sofia Lemos

2006 | Manifesto "Uma Vida de Cão" with José Felipe Pereira

2006 | Instantes with Janek Pfeifer and Claudia Stattmiler

2005 | Dona Loba (Francis Kleyjans compositions) with Claudia Stattmiler

Sheet Music

2018 | A hístória do pescador for soprano
2017 | Avenida for guitar
2017 | A Sesta for guitar
2017 | Tropisme for guitar
2017 | Miragem for guitar
2017 | Animais Nocturnos for 2 two guitars

2010 | Concerto para Cesariny for guitar and orchestra
2007 | Um ilha na Lua for soprano, bass and orchestra
2006 | Quatro Elementos for string orchestra

Photography Exhibitions

Onde o Céu é a Terra onde Pisamos

2014 | Museu do Ferro de Moncorvo
2013 | Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis

Photography Books

2013 | Onde o Céu é a Terra onde Pisamos

Printed Scores

2008| A Sesta, Ed. AvA Musical Editions

2008 | Animais Nocturnos, Ed. AvA Musical Editions

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Director Statement

Remarks for a curriculum

I am recalcitrant. I do not really know why. At first I could argue that I did not do anything worth mentioning. Later with time, facts and events pile up. Primordial matter for the building of a text that in some way allows a formal presentation. Chronologically, it builds a pathway, through its relevance it builds a discourse and yet it seems to be void of meaning.

In a talk during dinner, I attentively heard : -“I would like to receive music sheets with just the notes, no indications”. Wise sentence here translated, highlighted from its context, without copy right. Thus, I am just what I do, without omission. Perhaps it will make more sense to only place what I’d like to do. Vital information. For what more can I be, what more can I expose, than a simple succession of wishes.

I would like to never stop writing, playing. I would like to die at an advanced age, enjoying good health while breathing. Just that...

Joaquim Pavão, 2008