02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII


Schedule: 08 August, 16:00, Lumbardhi Indoor


Portugal, 2010, 30 min

All sympathetic magic is based upon two principles: the first called the Law of Similarity says that "likes produce likes," or that an effect resembles its cause; the second, called the law of contagion or contact says that all things having been in contact with each other continue to react upon one and another at a distance even after they have been severed or disconnected. A fearful man meets a disquiet woman. Do you believe in magic?

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Born in 1974 in Portugal, Sandro Aguilar studied film at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. In 1998 he founded the production company O Som e a Fúria. His films have won awards at festivals, such as La Biennale di Venezia, Gijón, Oberhausen and Vila do Conde, and have been shown in Torino, Belfort, Montreal, Clermont-Ferrand among others. Retrospectives of his work have been programmed at Rotterdam IFF and BAFICI.
Restart Award for Best Portuguese Short Film Director – IndieLisboa 2010. IFF Rotterdam 2011. BAFICI, Buenos Aires 2011. Go Short, Nijmegen 2011. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2010.
AGÊNCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency
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4480-718 Vila do Conde, Portugal
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