The ruins of an old shipyard threaten by a luxury condominium are the departure point for this film about time and silence.
A simple news, a pretext: the shipyards of São Jacinto, or what remains of them, will be transformed into a luxury condominium. With council approval and everything.
From this observation so common in our time, a narrative was built that focuses on the echoes of individual and collective memories that accompany us throughout history. A crossing of events that are entangled in each other and that in doing so bring another dimension to the present. A gift, inhabited there only by ruins, specters and silence. But, all these elements find us and we meet them, that is, the various dimensions of time: past, present and future, are in this place in the process of disappearing and that, however, and, perhaps because of that, majestically affirms itself as a kind of representative of that past so despised and that deserves, at least, an intense questioning. To realize our present and to prepare for the future. This is his testimony and also ours. At least our attempt to build the film as an active testimony. With everything that this condition contains important. Hence its title “Now (post mortem)”. As you hear in the film: it is not too much to ask, it will not be too little. It is enough for us.
Fernando José Pereira / Rui Manuel Vieira (Portugal)
Fernando José Pereira
Visual artist specialized in time based art.
Last films with Rui:
"Now (PostMortem), 2019
"O laboratório", 2018
"Por i", 2017
Last films as solo artist:
"News of corrosion", 2021
"News of devastation; 2020
"The disobedinet perserverance", 2018
"Holding (on) Time", 2017
Rui Manuel Vieira.
Artist based in Porto. The «Encounter» to Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa. «Ínsua» co-directed with Ana Resende and Miguel C. Tavares; «Antes era Assim»; D.O.P. of «A Encomenda» and «A Limpeza» directed by Manuel Graça Dias; D.O.P. of «Casa do Lado» directed by Luís Urbano; Director of «The Oblivion's Wordless Knot»(2018); «The Same (Obsolete Topologies)»(2020) «Small Scale And Isolated Occurrences»(2020). Directed with Fernando José Pereira: «Por i»(2017); «O Laboratório»(2018); «Now (post mortem)»(2019).