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RIO CORGO

RIO CORGO

Silva has trodden many paths over the course of his life, paths that crisscross the north of Portugal. He has made ends meet as an umbrella repairman, a farmer, a shepherd, a barber, bricklayer, miner, gardener, clown, and magician. So many peaks and troughs. Now his steps echo in the narrow streets of a remote village, where he has moved into an empty house. He wears a suit and cuts a striking figure with his richly embroidered sombrero, the white bundle over his shoulder, his cowboy boots, walking stick, and the rings on his fingers. He could be a character in a picaresque novel. The locals avoid this strange wanderer, except for a young girl …

MAYA KOSA, born in Geneva in 1985, is a Swiss writer, director, and editor. She holds a degree in film directing. SÉRGIO DA COSTA, born in Lausanne in 1984, is a Swiss director, editor, and director of photography. He majored in film studies. Following the midlength documentary Aux bains de la reine, Rio Corgo is their second collaborative film. It premiered at Doclisboa in 2015 and won the Liscont Award for Best Portuguese Film. // Films (selection): Aux bains de la reine (2012, doc), Rio Corgo (2015, doc)

Competition Documentary 2016

MAYA KOSA, SÉRGIO DA COSTA

Switzerland / Portugal 2015
DCP / color
95 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Sérgio da Costa
Editing
Telmo Churro, Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa
Sound
Miguel Martins
Producers
Joëlle Bertossa (Close Up Films, CH), Lui Urbano, Sandro Aguilar (O Som e a Fúria, PT)

Trailer

Production

Close Up Films
4 rue des Marbriers
1204 Geneva, Switzerland
info@closeupfilms.ch
www.closeupfilms.ch
World Sales

Close Up Films
4 rue des Marbriers
1204 Geneva, Switzerland
info@closeupfilms.ch
www.closeupfilms.ch

Festivals
Pascale Ramonda
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75020 Paris, France
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Doclisboa 2015

Internat. Premiere / International Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Award Winning Film 2016:
CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary