Altas Cidades De Ossadas (High Cities Of Bone)

Synopsis

Karlon, born in Pedreira dos Húngaros (a slum in the outskirts of Lisbon) and a pioneer of Cape Verdean creole rap, runs away from the housing project to which he had been relocated. Nights of vigil are spent under a sweltering tropical heat. Among the sugarcanes, a whisper is heard. Karlon hasn't stopped singing. "High Cities of Bone" is a probing and imaginative exploration of Karlon's memories, the institutional siege, and the submerged stories from a dark time.

Original Title
ALTAS CIDADES DE OSSADAS
Director
João Salaviza
Producer
Pedro Pinho, TERRATREME FILMES
Script
Renée Nader Messora, Carlos Furtado Gomes "Karlon", João Salaviza
Photography
Vasco Viana
Editing
Edgar Feldman, João Salaviza
Music
Karlon
Sound
Rafael Cardoso
Main Actors
Karlon
Original Language
Crioulo
Subtitles
Spanish, French, English, Portuguese

Film Statistics

  • 6612 Spectators
  • 62 Festival Selections
  • 70 Exhibitions
  • 4 Awards

Festivals Selections (in competition)

01.2020
Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media, Germany
10.2019
Family Film Project, Portugal
04.2019
Festival Primavera do Cine, Spain
11.2018
Mostra de Cinema Português na Feira Internacional do Livro de Guadalajara, Mexico
11.2018
FIKE International Short Film Festival, Portugal
Best Fiction Award
11.2018
Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia
10.2018
Festival de Cine La Orquídea , Ecuador
09.2018
Slow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom
Jury Award
07.2018
Tabor Film Festival, Croatia
06.2018
Kino Otok Izola Cinema International Film Festival, Slovenia
05.2018
Festival de Cine y Televisión Reino de León, Spain
05.2018
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Cosquín Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Cosquin, Argentina
Best Short Film
04.2018
Córtex - Festival de Curtas Metragens de Sintra, Portugal
04.2018
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
03.2018
Academia Portuguesa de Cinema - Gala de Prémios Sophia, Portugal
03.2018
Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey
02.2018
Festival Les Inattendus, France
12.2017
FICA - Aguilar del Campo, Spain
12.2017
Festival Internacional de Curtas de Verin, Spain
11.2017
Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal
11.2017
Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival, Nepal
11.2017
International Festival of Documentary and Short Films of Bilbao, Spain
Mikeldi de Oro Ficción
11.2017
International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia
11.2017
PANORAMA Internacional Coisa de Cinema, Brazil
10.2017
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
10.2017
DocLisboa - Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival, Portugal
10.2017
Curt'Arruda - Festival de Cinema de Arruda dos Vinhos, Portugal
10.2017
CineEco - Festival Internacional de Cinema Ecológico da Serra da Estrela, Portugal
10.2017
International Independent Film Festival of La Plata, Argentina
10.2017
Chicago International Film Festival, USA
09.2017
BALINALE - Bali International Film Festival, Indonesia
09.2017
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, United Kingdom
08.2017
ARKIPEL Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Indonesia
08.2017
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil
07.2017
Guanajuato International Film Festival Expresión en Corto, Mexico
07.2017
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal
06.2017
LIMA Independiente Festival Internacional de Cine, Peru
06.2017
NexT International Film Festival, Romania
04.2017
BUSAN International Film Festival, Korea
04.2017
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia
03.2017
Tampere Film Fest, Finland
02.2017
Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
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Other Screenings

01.2020
Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media
10.2019
Ciclo de Cinema - Cidades e Culturas Urbanas
10.2019
Agência 20 anos - DocLisboa
10.2019
Festival Latino-americano de Curtas Metragens Cortópolis
10.2019
Family Film Project
10.2019
Bilbao Arte
09.2019
Hypnos Theatre
03.2019
Medeia Monumental - João Salaviza
02.2019
Special Session Terratreme
11.2018
Extensão Doclisboa - Macau
10.2018
Spanish Cinematheque - Zinebi
04.2018
Mostra - Sesc Palladium
04.2018
CES - Centro de Estudos Sociais
12.2017
Berlinale Spotlight: India
10.2017
Berlinale Spotlight: Hong Kong
10.2017
Berlinale Spotlight: Shanghai
10.2017
Berlinale Spotlight: Macau
09.2017
KUGOMA - Forum de Cinema
09.2017
Há Filmes na Baixa! - Setembro
09.2017
Berlinale Spotlight: Iraq
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