O Que Arde Cura

At dawn on August 25th, 1988, Portugal wakes up with the largest fire ever since the Great Earthquake of 1755. In Lisbon, Chiado district burns. Across the city, away from the smoke and fire, Francisco receives an unexpected phone call…

O Que Arde Cura

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At dawn on August 25th, 1988, Portugal wakes up with the largest fire ever since the Great Earthquake of 1755. In Lisbon, Chiado district burns. Across the city, away from the smoke and fire, Francisco receives an unexpected phone call and flames from the past burst though his bedroom, suffocating his life.

O Que Arde Cura (As The Flames Rose) directed by João Rui Guerra da Mata, 2012,Portugal, FIC, 26′

Awards:
Pardi di Domani, Concorso internazionale, The Film und Video Untertitelung Prize – Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland’12
Best Editing – Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil’12
Best Short Film – Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal’12
Best Director – Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania’13

Festivals Selections:
International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany’20
Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil’19
Black Movie Geneva International Independent Film Festival, Switzerland’18
FICA – Festival Internacional de Cinema Arte, Portugal’17
Mix Brasil Festival Culture of Diversity, Brazil’17
Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan’15
In&Out – Festival du Film Gay & Lesbien de Nice, France’14
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania’13
Sevilla Festival de Cine – Cine Europeo y Contemporáneo, Spain’13
Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil’13
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil’13
The Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, USA’13
Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival, Canada’13
D’ A Festival Internacional de Cinema d?Autor de Barcelona, Spain’13
Filmfest Dresden – International Short Film Festival, Germany’13
NexT International Film Festival, Romania’13
Black Movie Geneva International Independent Film Festival, Switzerland’13
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal’12
Torino Film Festival, Italy’12
Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil’12
Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal’12
PinkScreens festival – Genres d’à côté, Belgium’12
Mix Brasil Festival Culture of Diversity, Brazil’12
Leeds International Film Festival, United Kingdom’12
Slovak Queer Film Festival, Slovakia’12
Lisbon Queer Film Festival, Portugal’12
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal’12
IndieLisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente, Portugal’12

More info: https://agencia.curtas.pt/films/show/293

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