THREAD OF DESIRE project
DOCUMENTARY, BOOK, EXHIBITION and FEATURE FILM
Desire has a common place in the collective imagination. It is a force that crosses us, snatches us and takes us to a place where nothing else matters. Like a line that twists and pulls everything through. It deterritorializes us!
The THREAD OF DESIRE aims to expand the boundaries of the understanding of Desire, the confrontations it provokes in the field of subjectivity and how to relate legitimately to it. For this, a documentary, a book, an exhibition and now a feature film, present the story of Ana Thereza a mature woman taken by a rapturous desire that challenges the apparent balance of her life. On her journey, she discovers many women freer than she had 800 years before. In the desire to understand desire, we find an ingredient that illuminates the soul.
THE UNCERTAIN PLACE OF DESIRE
Is a documentary that explores the various faces of desire.
An essay in Paris presents Ana Thereza (protagonist of the feature film Desire Line) and her reflections on the desire - this is the trigger for a series of interviewees, between experts and artists, to present their views on the theme.
THREAD of DESIRE
The feature film - THREAD OF DESIRE - is the final and most important part of a project about desire which already includes a documentary, a book and a photographic exhibition. The latter three will be launched in 2019.
A modern woman who is very sure of herself, who always does what society expects of her, begins to reevaluate her life when she reads about the medieval Beguines of Northern Europe, proto-feminist communities which flourished during the violent and intolerant 13th century. She realizes women 800 years earlier were freer than she is today.
As her castle of certainty begins to crumble, she has an unexpected love affair, and through her desire, layers of her personality, previously hidden, are revealed. This thought provoking dive into the feminine soul helps this previously straight-laced, straight living woman rediscover her curves.
The universe that the protagonist researches in her postdoc thesis will be brought to the screen through a mosaic of images, which incorporates brushstrokes from Medieval Aesthetics to contemporary Paris, mainly by the gardens of the French capital, where the protagonist has a habit of sitting to write.
Although aware of its origin in elements of "art film", "Desire Line" is committed to its audience to make it go through an emotionally rewarding experience, through Aesthetic Emotion, not intellectual discussion. Hence its relevance: we believe that good cinema is made to touch people emotionally, to make them live in the projection room, what in their lives they may not.
The film has a delicate narrative, which accompanies this woman on her journey of self-discovery, at an age when social roles are already defined. Thus, it proposes a dialogue with the contemporary woman, who is expected on so many fronts - mother, wife, professional - but who is often lost in the face of so many challenges. The journey of Ana Thereza reflects this same woman, in a search, without labels, of the possible happiness.
documentary THE UNCERTAIN PLACE OF DESIRE
***launch 15 of august 2019 in CINEMAS***
book THE UNCERTAIN PLACE OF DESIRE
***launch 07 of august 2019 ***
exhibition THE UNCERTAIN PLACE OF DESIRE
***opening 07 of august 2019 in cine PETRA BELAS ARTES ***
feature film THREAD OF DESIRE - raising money.