:The Artificial Humors / Os Humores Artificiais
Portugal, 2016, 29 min
THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS is a film about humor, anthropology and artificial intelligence. It focuses on how humor is central to human relationships across, used as a form of social control, and one of the most complex forms of communication. The film was shot in Mato Grosso (Canarana and the Yawalapiti and Kamayura villages inside the Xingu Indigenous Park) and São Paulo. Blending a certain Hollywood aesthetic with documentary approaches, the film tells the story of an indigenous girl who falls in love with a robot that is a rising stand up comedian in Brazil. Gabriel Abrantes' films address historical, political and social matters while discussing post-colonial, gender and identity issues. His works create layers of unlikely readings, altering traditional narratives and touch upon the absurd, folklore, humor and politics.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Gabriel Abrantes (b. 1984, USA) is an artist and filmmaker. His work has been shown in exhibitions at the MIT List Center for the Visual Arts, the Palais de Tokyo, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva and Museu Serralves. His films have screened in competition at festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia, the Berlinale, Locarno International Film Festival, and IndieLisboa. He was been awarded prizes at the Berlinale, Locarno International Film Festival, among others.
Berlin Short Film Nominee 2017. BFI London 2017. BIEFF Bucharest 2017. Uppsala IShFF 2017. Aspen FF 2017. Tampere ShFF 2018. FICG, Mexico 2018. Best Portuguese Director – Vila do Conde IShFF 2017.
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