Fiction, Portugal-France-Denmark, 1997, 35mm
With: Vanda Duarte,Nuno Vaz, Mariya Lipkina, Isabel Ruth, Inês Medeiros
Ossos comes from very familiar things, things you can easily recall. It comes from Chaplin, from the melodramas of the beginning of the cinema, a boy with a baby in the streets, speeding dangerous cars, a loaf of bread, a prostitute, two or three kitchens. And a strong desire to be close to reality, to documentary, to be close to these people who are not actors, people that are very similar to the ones they’re depicting. The boy was a poor junky in real life and the housekeeper is a housekeeper. But even if there is a desire to make a sort of documentary, it’s nevertheless fiction that carries the film on, saving it. Fiction is always a door that we want to open or close. A door that keeps us guessing.
Awards:Foreign Film Grand Prix –Entrevues Festival du Film Belfort