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March 28th – April 2nd, 2017 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului & Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 7th edition


Directed by: 
Cinema Elvire Popesco - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 20:30
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 15:00
Written by: 
Jorge Jácome
Daniel Pizamiglio, David Cabecinha, Deborah Kristal, Ewan Golder, Joana Varajão, Jorge Jácome, Marta Félix, Shirley Bruno, Xenon Cruz
Jorge Jácome
Simon Apostolou
Luis Giestas
Eric Prigent
Le Fresnoy
Romanian Premiere
With the support of

Welcome to Jorge Jácome’s Fiesta Forever, a virtual moon-lit stroll through the post-clubbing landscape haunted by spectral memories of nightlife experiences. Visiting the computer-generated ruined terrain of four clubs, we move freely within their walls, bathed in their abandoned tranquility. These walls can talk, reminiscing about declarations of love, furtive glances and fleeting emotions, pick-up strategies and fateful meetings between soulmates. This sacred ground of the party becomes both a space of solitary refuge and of social gathering and human connection, marked by the experience of its past inhabitants. What we bring, leave behind or take away, as viewers, is entirely up to us. Because by the time the sun comes up, all that remains of it is but a fleeting memory, floating in the realm of humanity’s search for bliss. (Andrei Tănăsescu, BIEFF 2017)

Jorge Jácome

Jorge Jácome was born in Viana do Castelo (Portugal) in 1988 and spent is childhood in Macau. He completed is degree in cinema at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon as director and editor. His work is based on a strongly intuitive and sensorial process resulting in films made of narrative drifts, unexpected relationships and unusual encounters. His short films have been shown at film festivals in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Slovenia, Poland and Israel, and in retrospectives at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, CalArts - California Institute of the Arts and at Georgetown University. He has a scholarship attributed by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and is attending the second year of the Le Fresnoy. He is also developing a new short film, Flores, subsidized by the Cinema and Audiovisual Institute (ICA) in Portugal. He currently lives between Lille and Lisbon.

Festivals, awards: 
Festival Premiers Plans d’Anger 2017
Director's statement:
The dance floor has been a potent symbol as well as a performative enactment of a world better than this one. The floors of dance venues have been repeatedly invoked by the denizens of nocturnal party-worlds as places of self-invention, experimentation, escape, comfort, refuge, transformation and connection. Inasmuch as nightclub dance spaces can serve as rehearsal spaces for modes of being-together that are better, more just, more caring, more fulfilling, or simply less harmful, they are also spaces of utopianism. (Jorge Jácome)