High Cities of Bone

  • João Salaviza
  • Portugal
  • 2017
  • 19'
  • Altas Cidades de Ossadas

Karlon, born in Pedreira dos Húngaros (a slum on the outskirts of Lisbon), is a pioneer of Cape Verdean creole rap. When he runs away from the housing project where he has been relocated, the 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, institutional siege and submerged stories from a dark time.

Subtitles: EN

João Salaviza

His feature debut, Mountain (2015), had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Critics’ Week and was later screened at numerous festivals (Rotterdam, San Sebastían). He is the author of a short film trilogy: Rafa (Golden Bear at Berlinale 2012), Arena (Golden Palm at Cannes 2009) and Cerro Negro (Rotterdam).

High Cities of Bone

João Salaviza
Renée Nader Messora, Carlos Furtado Gomes “Karlon”, João Salaviza
Vasco Viana
Edgar Feldman, João Salaviza
Pedro Pinho
Terratreme Filmes

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