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Miguel Gomes at Curtas Vila do Conde 2015

MIGUEL GOMES

 

Miguel Gomes is, one of the main personalities in Curtas Vila do Conde’s history. The Festival screened most of the filmmaker’s works. His first short film, “Meanwhile” was screened at the 7th Festival (1999) where it won the Best Director and Best Cinematography awards. Later, in 2002, Miguel Gomes received an Honourable Mention at Vila do Conde for his short film “31”, and in 2006, he won the National Competition with “Canticle of all Creatures”. Curtas Vila do Conde also screened “A Christmas’ Inventory”, “Kalkitos” (a film commissioned by the Festival), “Our Beloved Month of August” and, in 2014, “Pre-Evolution Soccer’s One Minute Dance After a Golden Goal in The Master League”.

 

In 2015, Curtas Vila do Conde presented the Portuguese premiere of "Arabian Nights" with the presence of the director and several actors.

 

Born in Lisbon, in 1972, Miguel Gomes studied Cinema and worked as a film critic for Portuguese press until 2000. He belongs, along with other Portuguese directors, to the entitled “Geração Curtas”, an important piece of contemporary Portuguese cinema’s history at the turn of the century. It opened the doors to a new generation of very young filmmakers that have become the banners of Portuguese cinema nowadays. Miguel Gomes showed his iconoclasm since an early point, reinventing himself in every film and forging a method of collective work, alert to the unpredictability of filming. That method was refined and is one of “Arabian Nights” most visible features.