A seamless blend of both staged and documentary-style vignettes of Lisbon by London-based director João Retorta. What was once a sleepy seaside destination, is more alive than it has been in years, transforming into an international hub of arts and culture. While João is one of the creatives to emerge from the boom currently taking place in the city, for João the project has a different meaning:
“Lisbon is culturally very vibrant and alive at the moment but rather than this piece being a reaction to that, it was purely personal, my love letter to the city. Most of the people featured were friends and family and the locations were places where I grew up.”
Check out “1am” above as well as more of João’s work previously featured here, if you haven’t already!