BUÔN

BUÔN is an experimental/ficcional short-film. Talks about being rootless in a place squared by ideas of a specific sense of freedom, related to our way of living in the structural cities and societies.

  • Welket Bungué
    Director
  • Welket Bungué
    Writer
  • Welket Bungué
    Producer
  • Miguel Munhá
    Producer
  • Welket Bungué
    Key Cast
  • Silvana Pinto
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    BUÔN
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Biopic, drama, experimental-short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FUSO - International Video Art Festival 2015
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    Lisbon Premiere
    Official Selection
  • XIX Avanca Film Festival - 2015
    Aveiro
    Portugal
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • II Mostra Itinerante de Cinemas Negros - Mohamed Bamba
    Salvador da Bahia
    Brazil
    August 14, 2019
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
  • X KUGOMA Mozambique Film Forum
    Maputo
    Mozambique
    August 31, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 14th CineBH International Film Festival
    Belo Horizonte
    Brazil
    October 30, 2020
    World Premiere
    MOSTRA Welket Bungué
  • 14th Cine Esquema Novo – Arte Audiovisual Brasileira
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    April 10, 2021
    Mostra Artista Convidado Welket Bungué
  • Shortcutz Lisboa
    Lisboa
    Portugal
    February 9, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Shortcutz Viseu
    Viseu
    Portugal
    March 11, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Kova M Festival 2017
    Lisboa
    Portugal
    Official Selection
  • São Tomé Fest Film 2015
    São Tomé
    African Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • KUSSA Productions
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Welket Bungué

Welket Bungué is originally from the Balanta tribe, was born in Xitole (Guinea-Bissau) on February 7th, 1988. He is a Portuguese-Guinean actor and film director based in Berlin, a co-founder of Kussa Productions. He holds a degree in Theater from the Actors branch (ESTC / Lisbon) and a postgraduate degree in Performance (UniRio / Brazil). He is a Permanent Member of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema, the Deutsche Filmakademie, and a member of the European Film Academy since 2021. Its films have been screened on several international film festivals, such as Berlinale, ABFF (US), Africlap (France), Zanzibar Intl. Film Fest., Afrikamera (Berlin), IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, Rio de Janeiro IFF, and the Stockholm Dansfilmfestival. He also directed the short films 'Mudança' (2021), 'I Am Not Pilatus'(2019), 'Arriaga'(2019), and 'Bastien'(2016) in which he was distinguished with the “Best Actor Award” and “Best First Film Award” by Shortcutz Awards 2017. In 2019 he was awarded with an “Angela Award - On The Move” at the Subtitle Festival in Kilkenny (Ireland), by Richard Cook and Steve Cash. Welket Bungué starred the cast of 'Joaquim', by Marcelo Gomes (Intl. Competition Berlinale 2017), 'Body Electric' (IFFR 2017), 'Kaminey' (2009), by Vishaal Bahardwaj, 'Letters From War' (Intl. Competition Berlinale 2016), by Ivo M. Ferreira. In 2020 Welket won the "MAAT Grand Prize - FUSO Intl. Festival of Video Art of Lisbon" with his film 'Metalheart', also starred Franz Biberkopf in 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' (Berlinale 2020), directed by Burhan Qurbani, which lead him to a nomination as “Best Male Lead” at the LOLA awards of the German Film Academy (Deutscher Filmpreis), and grant him a “Aluminum Horse Prize” for “Best Actor” at the Stockholm Intl. Film Festival. In 2021, he won the 'Cinema Industry Prestige Award' at the 25th RDP Africa - Prestige Award Cerimony (Portugal). Welket is part of the main cast of the new film from David Cronenberg, 'Crimes of the Future', among the actors Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart.
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Welket Bungué é artista transdisciplinar, de etnia balanta. Considera-se de origem guineense-português, tendo nascido na Guiné-Bissau (região de Xitole) a 7 de Fevereiro de 1988. Reside em Berlim, mas trabalha artisticamente ao nível internacional. É co-fundador da produtora KUSSA, faz locução para entidades internacionais, desenvolve Escrita Dramática, Argumento de Cinema, Performances e Teatro. É licenciado em Teatro no ramo de Atores (ESTC/Lisboa) e pós-graduado em Performance (UniRio/RJ). É Membro Permanente da Academia Portuguesa de Cinema desde 2015, membro da Deutsche Filmakademie desde 2020, e membro associado da Academia Europeia de Cinema desde 2021. Os seus filmes têm circulado internacionalmente por inúmeros festivais de cinema tais como Berlinale, ABFF (EUA), Africlap (França), Zanzibar Intl. Film Fest., Afrikamera (Berlim), IndieLisboa, DocLisboa, Fest. Intl. de Cinema do Rio de Janeiro ou o Stockholm Dansfilmfestival. Welket realizou as curtas-metragens 'Eu Não Sou Pilatus'(2019), 'Arriaga'(2019) e 'Bastien'(2016) no qual foi distinguido com os prémios “Melhor Ator” e “Melhor Primeira Obra” nos prémios Shortcutz 2017 em Viseu e Ovar respetivamente. Em 2019 foi distinguido com o prémio “Angela Award - On The Road” no Subtitle Festival em Kilkenny, na Irlanda. Em 2020 Welket é o protagonista de 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' (Comp. Intl. Berlinale 2020), realizado por Burhan Qurbani, em que a sua interpretação lhe valeu uma indicação ao Urso de Prata, uma nomeação como “Melhor Ator Principal” nos prémios LOLA da Academia Alemã de Cinema (Deutscher Filmpreis), e ainda o prémio “Cavalo de Alumínio” para “Melhor Ator” no Festival Internacional de Cinema de Estocolmo. Welket está a terminar a escrita do seu primeiro livro 'Corpo Periférico', um ensaio autobiográfico sobre a produção de cinema de autor com base no conceito homónimo de "cinema de autorrepresentação".

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