ANYWHERE, 9min, Panorama/Fantasy, Portugal
Directed by Francisco Ferreira
She believed that places are, above all, a construction of imaginaries. But she also suspected that such imaginaries are just an ability for not establishing limits, thus allowing for places to simultaneously inhabit her and be inhabited by her.
Cast: Joana Antunes
Production: JackBackPack, Susana Grilo
Screenplay: Francisco Ferreira
Production manager: Francisco Ferreira, Bruno Nacarato
Assistant director: Bruno Nacarato
Director of Photography: Bruno Nacarato
Editing: Bruno Nacarato with Francisco Ferreira
Costume design: Anabela Baldaque
Boom Operator: Dinis Henriques
Production assistants: Maria Rui Livramento, Salome Spilder
Color: Bruno Nacarato
Sound Design: Dinis Henriques, Tiago Cardoso
Original Score: The Beautiful Schizophonic
2014 | 9'32" | color | 2.35:1
Francisco Ferreira is a melancholic Portuguese architect by formation, and has been working on and teaching Architecture since he finished Architecture school, back in 1991, in Porto, where he lives with his wife and two children, with whom he is hopelessly infatuated. Since 1997 he has been teaching at Minho University, in Guimaraes, a small but iconic town some 50 miles north of his home city. He eventually got himself to finish a Master thesis on Architecture in Barcelona in 2000 and got his PhD degree five years ago, on a sunny day.
He has been teaching and writing on several subjects, amongst which a Master course entitled Cities and Cinema. He recently participated in an academic investigation project called Silent Rupture - Intersections on Architecture and Cinema. Portugal 1960-74, where he was given the opportunity to write and direct his first short entitled Panorama, a fiction film on Architecture. To his wonder, Panorama was selected in several film festivals - including Clermont-Ferrand - and actually won a Best National Short Fiction Film prize at the Arquitecturas Film Festival, in Lisbon, in 2013. Since then he is also a co-editor of JACK - Journal on Architecture and Cinema, where he tries to dwell on the films he really likes.
In 2014 he enthusiastically repeated the action of writing and directing a short fiction film, from an invitation by fashion designer Anabela Baldaque. The film is called Anywhere.
Francisco has enjoyed cinema and film for most of his conscious life, but now he fears he is becoming obsessed and no longer knows the difference between fiction and reality. Because of that, he is now frequently seen in the process of writing a new film about someone who lost the ability of imagining the Future.