Saturday, February 18, 2012
Salaviza strikes again
After the surprising outrun with the Golden Palm for Best Short Film with Arena in 2009, Portuguese young filmmaker João Salaviza walks passed the German gates with a Golden Bear, also for a short film, for his most recent Rafa. The accomplishment grows his curriculum even chunkier as he currently works on a now even more expected feature film Mountain.
"At six in the morning, Rafa finds out his mother is being held by the police. On a friend's motto, crosses the bridge and goes to a police department in the center of Lisbon in order to visit her and await her release. The hours pass. And Rafa doesn't want to come back home alone." (translated)