For the final screening of this series showcasing contemporary underground and experimental films we will be presenting the world premiere of Pazúcus: Island of Vomit and Despair, by Brazilian director Gurcius Gewdner!
- Pazúcus: Island of Vomit and Despair (Gurcius Gewdner / 2017 / 107 mins / Brazil)
In the wild island of Pazúcus, everything is hopeless. Oréstia & Omar seek to harmonize their relationship in a camp and find themselves gradually oppressed by nature, which changes from paradisiac to hellish. Simultaneously, inside Carlos’ intestines, fecal monsters plot his demise. This stomachic confusion makes him an easy prey for the obsessive Dr. Roberto. The paranoia, the sorcery, the madness and the prophetic voice lead their destinies to a place where the dissolution of all beings appears to be the only possibility of communion.
Pazúcus: Island of Vomit and Despair will be presented with the short film:
- Good Morning Carlos (Gurcius Gewdner / 2016 / 17 mins / Brazil)
Carlos is disturbed by a potent restlessness. His analyst is obsessed by the idea of having to eliminate him to save his island, Florianopolis. The island is, par excellence, a disturbed territory. A piece of land disconnected from the continent or territory which emerges from the tremors coming from the center of the world: re-integration with the sea is the ghost who haunts all islands. There is, in this tense relationship between sea and island, an opposition between civilization and destruction, form and formlessness, culture and chaos, united in a caring and scatological tribute to Carlos Reichenbach, Lucio Fulci and Andrzej Zulawski.
Film Panic Presents! is a monthly showcase of contemporary underground and experimental films, bringing to Porto a range of unique films, cinematic visions and explorations of bold filmmakers who are challenging and expanding the art of cinema today. These sessions are curated by Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais (The Underground Film Studio) in association with Shortcutz Porto, with the support of Câmara Municipal do Porto.