The Shortest Day
December 20th, 11.59 pm.
21st of December is a day full of symbolism: the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, celebrated by many civilizations as a day of renewal. It is the perfect day to celebrate short films, which heavily contribute to the renewal of film production.
“The Shortest Day” is an event that originated in France in 2011 and is currently celebrated in more than 20 countries. Either online, in cinemas or in different public or community venues, the viewing of short films during this short but intense day offers the public the opportunity to discover numerous film directors and their works. In Guimarães, CAAA partners with the Short Film Agency in a celebration that lasts all night long with short film presentations and several DJ sets.
Sunday matinee with Al Lover and Bando à Parte
Sunday, December 15th, 5.30pm.
The supposed symbiosis between Al Lover´s mixtapes, master of ceremonies of the esteemed Austin Psych Fest, and Bando à Parte´s short films is, at first glance, unimaginable. Revolve and Bando à Parte have sought, through this intertextual discourse, to create a unique artistic experience, blending Al Lover´s musical psychedelia with the oneiric and obscure dynamic of the short films by Rodrigo Areias and Jorge Quintela.
Zero Kelvin, by Hans Petter Molland
Hans Petter Molland, 1995
Gard Eisvold is a restless, poor young writer living in Oslo who decides to get a little more worldly by joining an Arctic fur-trapping expedition. Leaving behind his girlfriend, Eisvold travels to Greenland, where he’s confronted with the dual harshness of the elements and his profane station-captain, played with brilliant malevolence by the great Stellan Skårsgard. The captain doesn’t take kindly to having a violin-playing, poetry-writing college boy around the cabin, and he begins to torture Eisvold in a cunning if none too subtle fashion. Soon, of course, they’re at each other’s throats despite each needing the other’s help to survive the wilderness.