A memorial. A memory. A mirage. The past lives in another house, a house which still stands but no longer exists. A love letter. A shirt. A woman. Taken by time, turned into dust. Taken.

  • Beatriz Peixoto
  • Beatriz Peixoto
  • Beatriz Peixoto
  • Beatriz Peixoto
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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  • Language:
    English, Portuguese
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Director Biography - Beatriz Peixoto

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Beatriz Peixoto started her academic path in Medicine, having a Masters Degree in that area by Nova Medical School (NMS|FCM). She then decided to endeavor in the world of acting, enrolling in ACT-Escola de Atores, a drama school located in Lisbon, Portugal. She’s been part of several plays such as "Causas à Boca de Cena" (a collective creation directed by Um Coletivo, presented at Centro Cultural da Malaposta, 2015), "A Linguagem do Coração" (based on Emanuelle Laborit’s book "The Cry of the Gull", directed by Sofia de Portugal, at Teatro da Trindade and Teatro do Bairro, 2017), "Macbeths" (an adaptation by Luísa Costa Gomes of Shakespeare’s plays, directed by António Pires, at Ruínas do Convento do Carmo, 2018) and "Histórias de LX" (a collective creation about the city of Lisbon, directed by Natália Luísa from Teatro Meridional in a co-production with S.Luiz Teatro Municipal, 2019). Performance wise, she’s also done stand-up comedy, having been part of two all female stand-up groups: "Só Mulheres" and "Marias Cheias de Graça". On TV, she counts with a participation on the show "E se fosse consigo?" by the Portuguese network SIC. In cinema, she’s been part of short-movies like "Delirius", directed by Vanessa G. Silva and "Cipro", directed by Rita Nunes. As a content creator, she’s developed alongside her colleague Margarida Leão a multimedia project entitled "MaBizarras" (Instagram: @mabi.zarras).

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Director Statement

In all the things I create, the one thing I'm always looking for is discovery. The pleasure of a child's gaze onto the world allows a construction directed towards the process itself instead of the result, allowing, thence, an outcome that's not poisoned or limited by a restrictive obsession with it. That's what I've tried to do with "Ode": discovering its own identity.