Maria do Mar (1930)

José Leitão de Barros / Bernardo Sassetti

Maria do Mar (1930)

© Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema

November

20/11 sat 22:00

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Film concert
Interpretação da Orquestra Sinfonietta de Lisboa e direção musical de Vasco Pearce de Azevedo
Porto/Post/Doc opening session
Price 9€ (single price)
Duration 1:46min
Age recommendation 12+
The 8th edition of Porto/Post/Doc opens with a cine-concert, a magnificent tribute to Portuguese cinema and which symbolically introduces the theme "Ideas to postpone the End of the World", a theme transversal to the entire programming of this edition of the Festival in a collaboration only possible with the collaboration of Cinemateca Portuguesa, Casa Bernardo Sassetti and Teatro Municipal do Porto.


Maria do Mar
is a remarkable work of integrating the maritime landscape and the life of fishermen in Nazaré in a fiction built around the hatred between two families over the death of a fisherman, caused accidentally by another. Although it is the children who, in the first instance, become the greatest victims of this hatred, it will eventually be in the wake of their loving union that reconciliation will take place. Its editing work clearly marked by the influence of the Soviet avant-garde of the time, where there are still many other signs of European and American cinema from the twenties of the last century.
In 1999, on the occasion of the restoration of the film Maria do Mar, in what would be the first restoration project of the National Archives of Moving Images laboratory, the Cinemateca Portuguesa commissioned Bernardo Sassetti with a score with original music, orchestrated by Vasco Pearce de Azevedo, Bernardo Sassetti and Luís Tinoco.
Representing the inventiveness of his musical writing and attentive to the emotional changes in the making of Leitão de Barros, it is a composition that the musician continued to work on, in successive refinements, throughout the decade following that debut, having been presented with the film , in your life, in countless other places.
This copy, which is now being premiered at Porto/Post/Doc, 125 years after the birth of Leitão de Barros and the first cinema sessions in Portugal, originated from the 4K digitization of the film's original camera negative.


José Leitão de Barros was born in Porto on October 22, 1896. In 1918, he made his first films (MALMEQUER, MAL DE ESPANHA). His reputation was consolidated with the making of A SEVERA (1931), the first Portuguese sound film, and was linked to the creation of Tobis Portuguesa. He directed films such as LISBOA, ANEDÓTICA CRÓNICA (1930), ALA-ARRIBA! (1942) and CAMÕES (1946), marking the national cinematography of the Estado Novo period. He died on June 29, 1967.

Bernardo Sassetti was born in Lisbon on June 24, 1970. After studying classical piano, he dedicated himself to jazz, having started his musical career in 1987. He composed for different formats, collaborating regularly with many musicians, not just in concerts and recordings, but theater and cinema. Of his compositional works for cinema Quaresma by José Álvaro Morais, O Milagre Segundo Salomé and Um Amor de Perdição by Mário Barroso, Alice and Como desenhar um círculo perfeito by Marco Martins, 98 Octanas by Fernando Lopes. Bernardo Sassetti passed away in Cascais on May 10, 2012.

November

20/11 sat 22:00

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Film concert
Interpretação da Orquestra Sinfonietta de Lisboa e direção musical de Vasco Pearce de Azevedo
Porto/Post/Doc opening session
Price 9€ (single price)
Duration 1:46min
Age recommendation 12+
By José Leitão de Barros
With Adelina Abranches, Alves da Cunha, Oliveira Martins, Rosa Maria
Piano Pedro Burmester
This session is organized within the scope of the FILMar project, operated by the Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema, under the EEAGrants 2020-2024 program.