Ego Sum Qui Sum

Ego and his conscience Id (Red Woman) and Superego (Yellow Woman), were born. Ego wakes up for his first job interview, he falls in love for the Green Secretary at first sight, the Golden Boss hires Ego. At his first day at work he discovers that the Golden Boss is fucking the Green Secretary, the Boss rejects his work and breaks his favorite pencil. In the next day he is forced to work in a typewriter. The Golden Boss accepts his work and show Ego the black cocaine, Ego takes the black cocaine and enters the void room, in this room the Id locks Ego in a metal archive file. Ego takes the Golden Boss place at the firm, onde day he sleeps and dreams about firing the Green Secretary and killing the Golden Boss, he wakes up, in a blink of an eye he is old. He dies and goes to the purgatory where he has sex with his id (Red Woman) and gets raped by the Golden Boss. He is reborn in Eden, where he is Adam and his Id (Red Woman) is Eve.

  • Ricardo Portas
    A Arte do Refúgio
  • Ricardo Portas
    Agalma, Sobrado,
  • Ricardo Portas
    Há Sexualidade, Agalma, Todos os Contornos, Refugo
  • Ricardo Portas
    Key Cast
    "Ego (young)"
  • Charles Paraventi
    Key Cast
    "The Golden Boss"
    City of God, Man on Fire, Domino
  • Bruno Sperança
    Key Cast
    "Ego (older)"
  • Vanessa Veiga
    Key Cast
    "Id (red Woman), Super Ego (Yellow woman)"
  • Magiu Mansur
    Key Cast
    "Green Secretary"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 6, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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    Digital, 35mm
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Director Biography - Ricardo Portas

Born In Rio de Janeiro, lived in Goiânia, at 8 discovers a eye condition and possibly a Keratoconus on both eyes, the chance to get blind makes him lose the will for cinema. Engaged in Economy University for tow years, as soon as he discovers that the Keratoconus stabilised he drop out Economy and goes to São Paulo to study cinema at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, during the first semester he lives in 3 diferente houses, with no money to pay for the rent, he goes out from couch to couch. At the second semester he gets a room in a hotel and stays there for the rest of the university. Graduated, his first movie is Ego Sum Qui Sum.

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Director Statement

Making movies is my life, I was born in April 16th, the same day as Charlie Chaplin. Since the day I was born I dreamed about making movies and acting in them, Ego Sum Qui Sum is my graduation movie, the star of my career. Making movies for me is more than telling a story, as Gilles Deleuze would say, making movies is transforming a art pice in something that the spectator becomes a part of, something that creates its on life. Its a way to spread information about reality in a abstract form.