Taprobana

by Gabriel Abrantes, 2014

– The poem pleases your Excellency?
– I was nodding off the first ten cantos, but these poets are so intelligent. They put a sex scene in the end, and I forget I didn’t understand the rest. Such sophisticated engineering. A profound inspiration.

A sensuous and debauched portrait of Portugal’s national poet Luís Vaz de Camões teetering on the borderline between Paradise and Hell.

Directing:

Gabriel Abrantes

Scriptwriting:

Gabriel Abrantes

Cinematography:

Gabriel Abrantes
Natxo Checa
Lakruwan Withanage

Sound:

Hugo Leitão
Gabriel Abrantes
Daniel Gries

Editing:

Gabriel Abrantes

With:

Natxo Checa
Jani Zhao
Gabriel Abrantes
David Lasantha
João Pedro Vale
André Príncipe
Gonçalo Pena
Alexandre Melo

Excerpt:

Produced by
A Mutual Respect Productions
Vimukthi Jayasundara
CPH DOX:LAB

S16mm transferred to HD, 23 min.
Color / 16:9 / 5.1 Dolby Sound
Language: Portuguese, Singhalese

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