Within one image, another one is always hiding.
Wordless and using only archive footage, “Still Life” aims to rediscover and delve into the opacity of images (news, war footage, propaganda documentaries, photos of political prisoners and never seen before rushes) made during the 48 years (1926-1974) of Portuguese dictatorship in order to foster new interpretations.
«Still life, Susana de Sousa Dias’ first feature film, is filled with unsettling movements and shadows.
By compelling an impressive number of archive footage about the long dictatorship of Salazar in Portugal, the director faces the reality of the authoritan regime (…).
The director found a way to re-enter archive material, making it the basis of a research into memory, a poetic work close to Gianikian and Lucchi. Outstanding.»
1.11GB | 1h 11mn | 720×560 | avi