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Reborn - A Resilience Story

'Reborn' is a documentary film directed by Filipe Martins, produced by Resize Films, about the resilience story of one of the most iconic nightclubs in Europe during a pandemic time.
Kremlin Lisboa remained closed for 19 months in a row without any income, facing the biggest challenge in its 33 years of history.

Director: Filipe Alexandre Martins
Featuring: Dub Tiger
Special Appearance: Fernando Rodrigues
Music Score: Epidemic Sound
Editor: Filipe Alexandre Martins
Production: Resize Films
Special Thanks: Kremlin Lisboa

  • Filipe Martins
  • Resize Films
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 23, 2021
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    Digital, 4K, S-Log3
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Director Biography - Filipe Martins

Filipe Martins is a filmmaker based in Seixal, Portugal, and grew up in Paris, France.
Passionate about documentaries and new indie films , he started professionally his career in 2018 founding Resize Films, an independent film production company based in Portugal.
Filipe values the freedom to experiment, play and explore new concepts and arts.
The core of his work comes from creative expression, storytelling and cultural involvement, open to being continually re-defined while shifting boundaries.
Filipe's work is characterized by its innovative approach to filmmaking, drawing on a range of techniques and styles to create visually stunning and emotionally engaging pieces. Filipe is highly versatile, having worked on a variety of projects ranging from documentary films to short films and commercials, and is always eager to take on new challenges and push creative boundaries.
With a deep understanding of the filmmaking process from start to finish, Filipe is able to bring a unique perspective to each project, guiding the creative vision from conception to completion.
Through a combination of technical expertise, artistic sensibility, and a collaborative approach, he has earned a reputation as a highly skilled and respected filmmaker.

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Director Statement

I chose to create and direct this documentary film because it was heartbreaking seeing an iconic nightclub of Europe such as Kremlin Lisboa closed since the beginning of the pandemic, without any public or income for so long, and above all seeing the management struggling emotionally and financially.
I came to realize that I could somehow help telling their story through a difficult and unprecedented time.
While watching this film, I wanted the viewer to experience the emotions they sadly went through but also that good things happen to those who don't quit and keep fighting against the odds.
I was so happy for them when they eventually could reopen, watching Kremlin Lisboa to be reborn again, full of people dancing and smiling after so long.
This documentary film will always be very special to me in many ways.