program 2023


Director Biography – Pedro Bastos
Pedro Bastos was born in Guimarães, Portugal, in 1980, where he lives
and works. He is a visual artist, filmmaker, poet and screenwriter.
His films, “Ao Lobo da Madragoa”, “Cabeça D’Asno” and “Ambulatório Through Poesia de Augusto dos Anjos & António Nobre”, have been presented in several national and international festivals, such as Tyger-Internacional Film Festival of Rotterdam; São Paulo Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, IndieLisboa, Curtas de Vila do Conde, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Oberhausen ISFF, etc.
He was a scriptwriter for films by directors Rodrigo Areias, Jorge Quintela, David Doutel & Vasco Sá and Tânia Dinis.
Exhibits regularly since 2012, in individual and collective exhibitions,
having been selected for the Biennale d’Art Contemporain – Jeune Création Européenne 2015/17.
In 2020 he published his first poetry book, Piche.
In 2021 Collaborated in the creation and videographic realization of the community project in Vale do Ave, “Os Que Nele Habitam” with the artistic direction of Rui Souza for Outra Voz.
He is currently filming “Less than 50km from Home” – a cinematographic project around the industrial region of Vale do Ave, where he lives, based on its oral history and traditions.
In 1981, English actress Kathy Harcourt mysteriously disappeared from the United States.
40 years later, this story unfolds, from an old 35mm copy of the last film Kathy Harcourt stared in.
This film retraces this brief episode of the golden age of adult cinema.