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Les yeux de mon amour Rui Silveira

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Os Olhos do meu Amor

Every four years, the residents of Campo Maior, in Portugal’s arid Alentejo region, reinvent their village: each street is lavishly decorated with paper flowers, painstakingly handmade in the months before being put on display. Rui Silveira films this tradition in his birthplace, taking us on a trip out of time. Capturing the smallest details, he conveys the patience and skill that go into a beautiful ephemeral art that brings the community’s spirit to life; meanwhile, questions related to rurality and exile keep cropping up in the conversations. The fragility of the paper flowers, threatened as much by the weather as by souvenir-hungry tourists, is a window on an ages-old world struggling to protect its integrity.

Les yeux de mon amour

  • Country : Portugal, Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Portuguese
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 74 MIN
  • Cinematography : Mariana Veloso, Rui Silveira
  • Editing : Rui Silveira
  • Production : Rui Silveira
  • Music : Hazy Montagne Mystique
  • Sound Design : Marcin Bunar
Filmography of Rui Silveira :

Abrigo (2009)
POLIGRAD (2010)
Oriente, Lisboa (2013)
Les jours avant le printemps (2014)
Venha Chuva, aqui não tem História (2015)

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