UM FIO DE BABA ESCARLATE
A postmodern giallo that hijacks our minds and senses to introduce us to the world of Candide, an imperturbable and seductive serial killer who one night comes across a woman who has just jumped off a building and asks for a last kiss before dying. An instant that is captured by a camera and that turns him into a phenomenon in social media, thus starting a forward journey of uncertain end. A film by the subversive, fetishist and surrealist imagination of Carlos Conceição (Serpentário), one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Portuguese cinema, and featuring a cameo by Leonor Silveira, the iconic actress of Oliveira's cinema.
Direction: Carlos Conceição
Script: Carlos Conceição
Cinematography: Vasco Viana
Editing: António Gonçalves
Music: Hugo Leitão
Sound: Rafael Gonçalves Cardoso
Cast: Matthieu Charneau, Joana Ribeiro, João Arrais, Leonor Silveira, Teresa Madruga
Production: Carlos Conceição, António Gonçalves
Production Company: MIRABILIS
Carlos Conceição was born in Angola (1979) during the Cold War and lived between the southern desert and Portugal until he went to Lisbon's Film School in 2002. He had previously majored in English Literature of the Romanticism. His first short film The Flesh was awarded Best New Talent at Indie Lisboa in 2010, while Versailles (2013) premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. Both Goodnight Cinderella (2014) and Bad Bunny (2017) premiered in Cannes at the Critic’s Week, and Serpentário premiered at the Berlinale and was awarded at DocLisboa, among other festivals. Conceição also had complete retrospectives of his work at the French Cinémathèque in Paris and at the Amiens Film Festival. Un fio de baba escalate, his latest film, premiered at Curtas Vila do Conde.