Screening of Sarmento’s work and a talk by the director
Bush House Lecture Theatre 1,
King’s College London
A special screening of some of Julião Sarmento’s work that openly opposed the Salazarist state repression and the profound cultural conservatism of the era. The screening will be followed by a very special talk with the director himself chaired by Bruno Marques and Érica Faleiro Rodrigues.
Programme of films:
Legs (15*). Fixed frame shooting of a sequence centered on the bare pubis of a female body. A slow and sensual alternation of forward and backward leg movement repeats indefinitely.
Portugal 1975 Dir. Julião Sarmento 3´45´´
Two naked women face each other replicating self-directed gestures and caresses. Near the end, the director steps out of his voyeuristic shadow, to turn his hand to playing the exhibitionist.
Portugal 1976 Dir. Julião Sarmento 14´23´´
Close up of an endless kiss between two women, centered on their mouths and the movement of their tongues.
Portugal 1976 Dir. Julião Sarmento 44´22´´