• RUSSA João Salaviza
16 JUL, 20:00, TEATRO MUNICIPAL ROOM 1
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    João Salaviza
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RUSSA RUSSA
João Salaviza, Ricardo Alves Jr,, 2018
Portugal · Brazil, FIC, 00:19:57
Commissioned by Porto's City Hall project "Cultura em Expansão" (Salomé Lama's film, “Ubi Sunt”, being the first), “Russa” is João Salaviza's foray into Porto's incomerciável housing project. By following Russa, a fearless woman who lives in the Aleixo neighbourhood, out on parole, the filmmaker creates a unique and generous depiction of the neighbourhood, which became famous after two of its five tower buildings were imploded. The film is a tribute to those women who persevered in this harsh environment and puts us in an uncomfortable position, by forcing us to face Portugal's economic and social gap. (DR)  
PRODUCTION João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora - KARÕ FILMES; Ricardo Alves Jr., Thiago Macêdo Correia - ENTREFILMES, Renée Nader Messora - MATERIAL BRUTO COPY CONTACT Liliana Costa - AGENCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency; 351252646683, liliana@curtas.pt, www.curtas.pt/agencia SCRIPT João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Germano Melo, Ricardo Alves Jr. PHOTOGRAPHY Renée Nader Messora EDITING João Salaviza, Ricardo Alves Jr. SOUND Léo Bortolin MAIN ACTORS Alberto Moreira, Helena Campos, Maria Antonieta