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13th
World Cinema
Palaces of Pity
Director_ Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Portugal 2011 59min HD color shorts
Review

Margarida and Ana, who are cousins, come to see their sick grandmother at her big palace. One of them will inherit their grandmother’s property if she dies. While the movie shows how the teenage girls’ sensitive reactions even to small affection or scolding of grandmother have serious impact on the issue of inheritance in a witty way, it also includes a dream that the grandmother has: a scene of a religious trial in the Middle Ages where two Moorish gay men are burned alive at the stake. Having gay men juxtaposed with the girls, the movie is hinting that the role of a medieval judge, enthusiastically played by the grandmother in the dream, has continued until today. The succession of property, symbolizing the grandmother’s desire to live forever through the girls despite her death, means the succession of power. However, the very property is destroyed by the girls in a very special way. The hypothesis of this movie - that maybe we are unconsciously accustomed to power and oppression because of subtle conflictthat arises in a small unit called “the family” - gradually becomes clear evidence as the movie ends.

CREDIT
  • DirectorGabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
  • ScreenplayGabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
  • EditorGabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
  • SoundGabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
  • CinematographyEberhard schedl, Natxo Checa
CastAndreia Martins, Catarina Gaspar, Alcina Abrantes
DIRECTOR
Gabriel ABRANTES
born in 1984, USA. The short films they directed together includes A History of Mutual Respect (2010) and Palaces of Pity (2011).
Daniel SCHMIDT
born in 1984, USA. The short films they directed together includes A History of Mutual Respect (2010) and Palaces of Pity (2011).
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