Antonio Da Silva: Short Films

Thursday, June 8, 22:00 Cinematheque 1

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75 min

In association with the Embassy of Portugal and Camões I.P.  

Antonio da Silva is an artist and an esteemed award-winning Portuguese filmmaker who has hundreds of thousands of fans around the world following his website. He shoots his films worldwide and in his home country, Portugal. Da Silva’s short films give a sexy look at gay life in the technological age. In most cases, his films contain (and often emphasize) critical view of the age of applications, turning the male body into an object and almost completely ignoring the human element. The collection of films was taken in his home country and highlights not only the beauty of the Portuguese men but also the magnificent landscapes of Portugal.
The films contain explicit sex scenes, viewing is restricted to ages 18 and older.

 

PENIS POETRY
Dir: Antonio Da Silva and Andre Medeiros Martins
With: Valentin Braun and Anonymous Penises
Portugal, 2016, 14 min. English

A poetic film about The Penis becoming a diary with a unique story to tell. PENIS POETRY is made in collaboration with Andre Medeiros Martins who wrote on his lovers’ penises his personal thoughts.

ECOSEXUAL
Dir: Antonio Da Silva
With: Rowland
Portugal, 2015, 11 min. English

ECOSEXUAL is a poetic monologue set in the Portuguese Atlantic coast in Algarve about loving and making love with nature. It presents the male body as erotic object and as a thinking, feeling subject.

DOGGERS
Dir: Antonio Da Silva and Miguel De Arroja
Portugal, 2015, 16 min. English

Documentary. A a public car park that used to be one of the busiest cruising areas near Lisbon.
A refuge for men of all ages, who take a break from their daily lives and put into practice some of their innermost desires and fantasies.

BEACH 19
Dir: Antonio Da Silva
Portugal, 2014, 13 min. No dialog

BEACH 19 manages to tell through images what happens on Portugal’s most famous gay beach.

DANCERS
Dir: Antonio Da Silva
Portugal, 2014, 10 min. No dialog

Thirty-five Portuguese dancers undress in front of the camera. They become the object of desire with a sensual provocative performance. Eclectic dance disciplines help this film to explore an exhibitionist view of the male nude.

JULIAN
Dir: Antonio Da Silva
With: Julian and Julio
Portugal, 2012, 10 min. English

An experimental biographical piece about two men – Julian and Antonio. It is a slightly voyeuristic love letter about and to Julian – the Swiss man whom the narrator has briefly met in London and, shortly after, invited to a road-trip to Portugal.