Original Title: Altas Cidades De Ossadas
Portugal / 2017/ 19 min

Director: Joao Salaviza
Producer: João Matos, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, Susana Nobre, Tiago Hespanha, Pedro Pinho
Production Company: Vasco Viana
Cinematography: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Carlos Furtado Gomes (Karlon)
Scriptwriter: -
Editor: Xavier Thieulin
Music Composer: Creole, Portuguese
Language: Carlos Furtado Gomes (Karlon)
Main Cast:Xama Cabral (Xama) Maria do Céu Magalhães (Maria) Leonor Ferreira (Leonor)

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Synopsis
Born in Lisbon, Karlon played an influential role in Cape Verdean Creole rap. He withdraws from the place that society assigned him to and disappears into the surrounding sugarcane fields. Director Salaviza struggles and convinces Karlon to return to the settlement.  Salaviza refrains from lightening the darkness around Karlon, the protagonist is barely recognizable. He doesn’t want to be seen, he wants out of this life. He wants to be alone.

 

Karlon, li bajarê Lîzbon hatiye dunyayê, rolekê mezin di muzîka rap ya bajarokê Cape Verdean hebû. Ew ji wê derê dûrket ya ko civakê wî ji wî re danay, û ber bi zevîyên qesebên şekirê diçe. Paşan Derhêner Salavîza têkoşîna dike ko Karlonî bi derxîne û bi vegere çareseriyê. Lê ew naxwazit kes wi bi bîne, Salavîza hewil dide Karlonî ji tariyatîyê bi derxîne. Lê ew dixaze yê bi tenê be.  

 

Director’s Biography
Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1984, Salaviza studied at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon and the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. His short films Arena, Cerro Negro and Rafa, have screened at over 100 festivals worldwide and have won numerous prizes. 

 

Salavîza, li bajarê Lîzbon li sala 1984 ji dayikbûye. Ewî sînema li “Escola Superior de Teatro” û li zankoya “del Cine” li Boynis Ayrês xwandîye. Kurte fîlmên wî “Arena, Cerro Negro, û Rafa” di pitir ji 100 fêstîvalên cihanî de nişan daye, û jimareka xelatan bi dest xistiye.

 

Filmography
2017 Altas Cidades de Ossadas (High Cities of Bone)
2015 Montanha(Mountain)
2012 Cerro Negro; short film · Rafa; Berlinale Shorts
2011 Strokkur; short Film