"Dogs Barking at Birds" in Venice

25 July 2019
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"Dogs Barking at Birds" by Leonor Teles, will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival

"Dogs Barking at Birds" is the new short film by Portuguese director Leonor Teles, will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, that will take place from August 28 to September 7.

The film, selected to the Orizzonti Short Films Competition, portraits the summer days of Vicente and his family, forced to leave their house in downtown Porto, due to real estate speculation.

Produced by Uma Pedra no Sapato and promoted internationally by the AGENCIA – Portuguese Short Film Agency, "Dogs Barking at Birds", was entirely shot in the city of Porto. "It captures a city that is not mine, a place that is unknown to me and does not belong to me. It is nonetheless less personal than the previous films. The connection I created with the family I filmed remains and that seems to be the constant in my work: people and my relationship with them", says the director.

A film commissioned and financed by the Municipality of Porto within the scope of the project Cultura em Expansão.

After “Batrachian’s Ballad” (Golden Bear for Best Short Film at Berlinale 2016), this is the second short film by Leonor Teles, director who debuted at the commercial circuit earlier this year the long “Ashore” - Prix International de la SCAM at the Cinéma du Réel, Prix de la Ville d'Amiens at Festival d'Amiens (France) and Mejor Opera International Prima at Mar del Plata Festival (Argentina).

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