Gypsy 18', red one mx, colour, 2013


FULL FILM: www.indieflix.com/film/gypsy-39104

Synopsis
Sebastian is a wealthy young man.
He finds out he has a flat tyre and ends up accepting help from a Gypsy passer-by.
In return Sebastian will have to give him a ride home... but they won’t reach their expected destination.

Tagline
It's your car but it's my ride!


Cast JAIME FREITAS, TIAGO ALDEIA. Directed by DAVID BONNEVILLE; Written by DAVID BONNEVILLE, DIEGO ROCHA; 1st AD LUÍS LISBOA; Continuity JORGE CRAMEZ; DoP VASCO VIANA; Sound ADRIANA BOLITO; Sound Mix TIAGO MATOS; Props BRUNO CALDEIRA; Costume MIGUEL BONNEVILLE; Make-up, Hairstyling EVA SILVA GRAÇA; Editing MARIANA GAIVÃO, DAVID BONNEVILLE; colourist MARCO AMARAL; Production Manager BÁRBARA VALENTINA; Producer FERNANDO VENDRELL; Produced by DAVID & GOLIAS;
Funded by: MINISTRY of CULTURE • ICA FILM INSTITUTE + RTP




AWARDS and MENTIONS


2016
THE CAMBRIDGE STRAWBERRY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL [Cambridge,UK, 2016]
Cambridge Cinema Shorts Official Commendation

TWELVE MONTHS FILM FESTIVAL [Cluj/Romania, 2016]
Director of the Month Winner February competition


2015
02. ANNUAL AWARDS SHORTCUTZ VISEU [Portugal, 2015]
Best Director Award - David Bonneville
Best Actor Award - Tiago Aldeia

38. ELCHE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT FILM [Valencia/Spain, 2015]
Elche City Award for Best Short Fiction

09. MEXICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL [Mexico, 2015]
Golden Palm Award for Best Narrative Short

06. CINEUPHORIA AWARDS [Portugal, 2015]
TOP Shorts of the Year Award - David Bonneville
Best Cinematography Award - DOP Vasco Viana
Best Actor in a Short Film Award - Tiago Aldeia

FARO SHORTCUTZ XPRESS [Algarve/Portugal, 2015]
Best Short Film March, Jury and Audience Awards

LISBON SHORTCUTZ [Lisbon/Portugal, 2015]
Best Short Award February competition

PORTO SHORTCUTZ [Oporto/Portugal, 2015]
Best Short Award January competition



2014
15. İZMIR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL [Ismir/Turkey, 2014]
Golden Cat Award for Best International Fiction

18. QUEERLISBOA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL [Lisbon/Portugal, 2014]
Best Short Film Audience Award

20. CAMINHOS FESTIVAL DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS [Coimbra/Portugal, 2014]
Best Supporting Actor Award - Jaime Freitas

04. FARCUME ・ FARO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL [Algarve/Portugal, 2014]
Medal for Best Fiction Film

TORONTO WILDSOUND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL [Toronto/Canada, 2014]
Best Global Performance Award - Tiago Aldeia and Jaime Freitas
Best Cinematography Award - DOP Vasco Viana

LONDON SHORTS ON TAP [UK, 2014]
Best Short Film Award
Top 7 Shorts of 2014

SXV SHORTCUTZ XPRESS VISEU, [Viseu/Portugal, 2014]
Best Short Award September competition
Winner of the Fortnight

42. FESTIVAL DER NATIONEN [Lenzing/Austria, 2014]
Lenzing Award in Silver


2013
60. CANNES COURT MÉTRAGE ShortFilmCorner [France, 2013]
_'Coup de Coeur'



OFFICIAL SELECTIONS and SCREENINGS


2017
FILM VAULT PRESENTS [Manchester/UK, 2017]
Shorts Screeenings

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA ARTE [Santarém, 2017]

PORTUGUESE CINEMATHEQUE - FILM MUSEUM [Lisbon, 2017]
"New Visions" programmme

NEWFILMMAKERS NEW YORK [NY/USA, 2017]


2016
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PORTUGAL [UCP, Porto, 2016]
Screening + Guest Lecture - Centre of Investigation in Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR)

OPORTO POLYTECNIC INSTITUTE [IPP, Porto, 2016]
MA degree - SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF MEDIA, ARTS & DESIGN

BROOKLYN Cinema Club [NY/USA, 2016]

57th BRNO16 Film Festival, Special Screening [Czech Republic, 2016]

VILA REAL CAPITAL OF CULTURE IN ATLANTIC AXIS, Shortcutz [Portugal, 2016]

SELAR CINEMA [London/UK, 2016]
Showcase + Artist Talk

THE FILM BUNCH / THE ROXY BAR & SCREEN [London/UK, 2016]

NEUROPA SHORTSONTAP ROAD MAP programme [London/UK, 2016]

STRAWBERRY Shorts Film Festival [Cambridge/UK, 2016]

12 MONTHS FILM FESTIVAL [Cluj/Romania, 2016]

LEIRIA Film Festival [Portugal, 2016]

FIBABC Festival Iberoamericano de Cortometrajes [Spain, 2016]


2015
56th BRNO16 Film Festival [Czech Republic, 2015]

INDIAN Cine Film Festival [Mumbai/India, 2015]

ARTRIO – Rio International Contemporary Art Fair [Brazil, 2015]

MAREMETRAGGIO International Short Film Festival [Trieste/Italy, 2015]

ISCHIA Film Festival [Gulf of Naples/Italy, 2015]

DURBAN Gay & Lesbian Film Festival [South Africa, 2015]

CABO VERDE Festival de Cinema GL [Africa, 2015]

SANTANDER PIÉLAGOS EN CORTO Film Festival [Spain, 2015]

RIO Festival Gay de Cinema [Rio de Janeiro/Brazil, 2015]

BERLIN Shortcutz - Special Screening [Germany, 2015]

SGI BUDDIHST SUMMER CONFERENCES - Cultural Programme [UK, 2015]

LAGOS CULTURAL CENTRE: Pluralidades Film Screenings [2015]

ANDANÇAS Festival [Castelo de Vide/Portugal, 2015]

GALLERY HOSTEL Short Film Nights [Portugal, 2015]

SHORTCUTZ Special - Lisbon Open-air screening [Jardim da Estrela/Portugal, 2015]

LISBON Famous Art Fest [Portugal, 2015]

FNAC FARO screening - Best of Shortctz Xpress Faro [Portugal, 2015]

FESTIVAL LUSO-BRASILEIRO FARCUME [Paraíba/Brazil, 2015]

ZURICH PinkApple Filmfestival [Switzerland, 2015]
1 of the 6 Short nominees

BUCHAREST DaKINO International Film Festival [Romania, 2015]

BYRON BAY International Film Festival [Australia, 2015]

FESTIN-Festival de Cinema da Língua Portuguesa [Portugal, 2015]
Film's analysis in the Seminar 'Film as a social, political and educational agent.' Lecturer: Cloves Mendes

GARDEN STATE Film Festival [New Jersey/USA, 2015]

AMSTERDAM ROZE FILMDAGEN [Holland, 2015]

CINEMATHEQUE TORRES NOVAS, Best Of Caminhos Film Festival [Portugal, 2015]

CBA CINEMA BLOGGERS AWARDS [Portugal, 2015]
1 of the 5 CBA Short nominees

SHANGHAI LONG WEEK OF SHORT FILM FESTIVAL [China, 2015]

ISTAMBUL MODERN CINEMA, Special Screening [Turkey, 2015]

ANKARA PinkLife, Special Screening [Turkey, 2015]

LONDON Short Film Festival, Special Screening [UK, 2015]


2014
SXSW SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL [Texas/USA, 2014]
Grand Jury Award nominee

SAN FRANCISCO, Sausalito, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [USA, 2014]

MASSACHUSSETTS, New Bedford, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [USA, 2014]

SÃO PAULO, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [Brazil, 2014]

LUANDA, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [Africa, 2014]

POZNAN, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [Poland, 2014]

WARSAW, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [Poland, 2014]

KRAKOW, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [Poland, 2014]

JOHANNESBURG, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [South Africa, 2014]

SYDNEY, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [Australia, 2014]

LONDON, New York Portuguese Short Film Festival [England,2014]

SHORT FILM NIGHT at The Joiners Arms [UK, 2014]

TURKEY's RED CROSS - Portuguese Arts Night, [Izmir, 2014]

20th LEUVEN Short Film Festival [Belgium, 2014]
Focus on Portugal

'A PORTUGUESE LOVE AFFAIR'
David Bonneville Retrospective [London/UK, 2014]

PALM SPRINGS International Festival of Short Films [USA, 2014]

MIX BRAZIL International Film Festival [São Paulo, 2014]

AESTHETICA Short Film Festival [York/UK, 2014]

THE SHORTEST DAY [Portugal, 2014]

CINEMAJAM [London/UK, 2014]

CINEDAYS Festival of European Film [Macedonia, 2014]

BRATISLAVA International Film Festival [Slovakia, 2014]

FRINGE Film Festival [United Kingdom,2014]

MADRID Festival Cinematográfico Internacional El Ojo Cojo [Spain, 2014]

BARCELONA Festival Cinematográfico Internacional El Ojo Cojo [Spain, 2014]

FICG GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, [Guadalajara/Mexico, 2014]
Iberoamerican Short Award nominee

TOFIFEST International Film Festival [Poland, 2014]

FESANCOR CHILEAN Short Film Festival [Santiago de Chile, 2014]

KONSTANZER Kurz Film Spiele [Germany, 2014]

IRIS PRIZE AWARDS [Wales, 2014]

SEATTLE Latino Film Festival [USA, 2014]

TIMISHORTS Film Festival [Romania, 2014]

TANGIER International Film Festival [Morrocco, 2014]

BUDAPEST International Short Film Festival [Hungary, 2014]

AVVANTURA Film Festival Zadar [Crotaia, 2014]

AYVALıK International Film Festival [Turkey, 2014]

OPUZEN Film Festival [Croatia, 2014]

WEITERSTADT Open-Air Filmfest [Germany, 2014]

RHODE ISLAND International Film Festival [USA, 2014]

CINEMA CITY International Film Festival [Serbia, 2014]

ROTTERDAM Film in de Buurt [Holland, 2014]

ATHENS Psarokokalo Film Festival [Greece, 2014]

INDPANDA International Film Festival [Hong Kong/China, 2014]

KINEMASTIK International Short Film festival [Malta, 2014]

ARKADIA SHORT FEST [Romania, 2014]

MUNICH International Film Festival [Germany, 2014]

TAMPERE Film Festival [Finland, 2014]

NEW YORK Portuguese Short Film Festival [Tribeca-Lisbon-Cascais 2014]

CINERAMA.BC International Film Festival [Santa Catarina/Brazil, 2014]

LARISSA Mediterranean Festival of New Film-makers [Greece, 2014]

SARASOTA Film Festival [Florida/USA, 2014]

11th LONDON Short Film Festival [England, 2014]


2013
HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL [New York/USA, 2013]
1 of the 5 Golden Starfish Award nominees

19th LEUVEN International Short Film Festival [Belgium, 2013]

ISTAMBUL International Short Film Festival [Turkey, 2013]

BREST EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL [France, 2013]

CORK Film Festival [Ireland, 2013]

CINEMED MONTPELLIER Mediterranean Film Festival [France, 2013]

PALESTINIAN International Young Filmmakers Festival [Palestine, 2013]

ADANA GOLDEN BOLL Film Festival [Turkey, 2013]

BRISTOL ENCOUNTERS International Film Festival [England, 2013]

KOLKATA Shorts International Film Festival [India, 2013]

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL [Switzerland, 2013]
International Premiere

VILA DO CONDE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL [Portugal, 2013]
National Premiere


FILM MARKETS

BERLINALE EFM [Berlin/Germany, 2014]

AIX EN PROVENCE Short Film Market [France, 2014]

DRAMA Shorts Market [Greece, 2014]

CLERMONT-FERRAND Short Film Market [France, 2014]


COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION

FILMDOO, Worldwide

INDIEFLIX*, Worldwide
*"Trending Now" Top Views & Top Ratings (2015)


TELEVISION BROADCAST

TV CULTURA
Brazil

EUROCHANNEL TV
Europe, Africa and America

OUTTV
The Netherlands, Sweden, Baltic States, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Belgium and Canada



RATINGS

"5 STARS"
CinemaJam (UK)

"4 STARS"
The Short Guide To Movies (PT)

"4 1/2 STARS"
When Cultures Collide (USA)

"9/10"
CinEuphoria (PT)

"NUMBER 1 FAVOURITE"
Cultural magazine Espalha-Factos (PT)

"TOP 5 PICKS FOR THE IRIS PRIZE"
Editor, Reviewer Philip Wyn-Jones @ Buzz Magazine (UK)

"TOP 10 SHORTS OF 2013"
Journalist Nuno Galopim (PT)

"BEST SHORT at CINERAMA.BC"
Journalist Ronaldo Bressane (BR)

"TRENDING NOW"
IndieFlix (NET)



LINKS
www.david-golias.com/cinema/curtas-metragens/o-cigano/
www.imdb.com/title/tt2179612/


Still Images

© film stills by Cláudia Varejão, 2012



REVIEWS


“Cigano, one of the most awarded films of Portuguese cinema.”

By the ACADEMY of PORTUGUESE CINEMA (PT)

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“His Cigano (Gypsy), shot in Portugal, is an exciting combination of sexual promise and imminent terror. You may not want to hitch a lift ever again after seeing it.”

By Philip Wyn-Jones, IRIS PRIZE Jury Selector (WALES)

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"Cigano is easily one of the best films that has ever been submitted to Cinema Jam. It left me speechless, which is unusual for me. We don't even use a star system here, but I'm making an exception for this film: 5 out of 5 stars!"

By Jared Fryer, founder of CINEMAJAM (UK)

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“(David’s) work is both traditional narrative storytelling, but also contemporary in form and content. It’s complex and innovative. He’s able to create extreme tension and hold the audience’s attention with a masterful hand. Gypsy is a unique piece of filmmaking that I believe demonstrates his directing prowess."

By SXSW Senior Film Programmer Claudette Godfrey (USA)

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"The evening became more exciting with the screening of the Portuguese short “Gypsy” (David Bonneville) – where a wealthy young man has an issue with his car’s tire and is helped by a Gypsy passer-by. The Gypsy then impels the young man to give him a ride in exchange for his help. Throughout the entire journey there is tension hovering between the two characters, and an obvious social abyss dividing them. The way the Gypsy imposes himself reminded me, at first glance, of Paulo Miklos in the “The Tresspasser” (Beto Brant). The unusual ending subverted the expectations and did not limit the work to a mere social statement. An excellent choice."

By Joyce Pais in CINEMASCOPE magazine (BRAZIL)

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"With the taut pacing of a Patricia Highsmith story, ‘Cigano’ is relatable. We have all been in situations when someone has forced their presence upon us and brings out sides to our character that we don’t want to air. It is not about the tension between Portuguese and gypsies per se but between any group of haves and have-nots. The confined space and empty roads add to the atmosphere. Bonneville’s film (...) was shot over four days on a RED camera, with very professional production values"

By Larry Oliver in FILM ANNEX (UK)

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"A situation comedy filled with "portuguesisms", David Bonneville does not hesitate to use some stereotypes (eg, the social classes represented by the protagonists) to drive his story, unpretentious and humorously, towards an open ending that may not be that predictable."

By Samuel Andrade in THE SHORT GUIDE TO MOVIES (Portugal)

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"David Bonneville presents us with Cigano. With an impressive curriculum (it has been selected by festivals in cities like Locarno, Toronto and Cannes), this is one of the top favourite winners of the Best Fiction Award at Faro Int. Short Film Festival. Technically impeccable, Bonneville gives room for the actors to create suspense and allows for character development. The director attains an extraordinary result by inciting the audience through his camera work. Exploring social and moral implications, the film’s ending is thought-provoking to any kind of audience. Cigano is undoubtedly one of the best films that has screened at FARCUME."

By Diogo Simão in ESPALHA-FACTOS (Portugal)

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“the film toys in a very intelligent way with clichés. The story is simple, yet subtextual.”

By Ion Indolean in FILMSENSE (Romania)

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"Bonneville has culled together a masterful wee tale of “Will he or won’t he?” as wealthy Whitebread Sebastian’s (Jaime Freitas) flat tire is expertly replaced by an extra-alluring local whose hot gypsy blood becomes increasingly hard to resist.
Refusing cash for the errand of mercy (no better way to demonstrate a different sort of intent than merely quick commerce), the olive-skinned Good Samaritan (Tiago Aldeia) quite literally steals his way into the passenger seat (curiously akin to Bahar, it appears that this road trip might also involve identity loss…).
Magically, intriguingly—after an “oh, that’s too predictable” brush with the law thankfully becomes just a clever red herring—three cheers for the smart script!—Sebastian takes a possibly rare, deep toke on the shared joint then completely turns the tables and shifts into high gear. Now, will that be a Thelma and Louise exit, a touch of Flesh heat or a full helping of Sebastiane martyrdom? Can’t wait for the full-length sequel." JWR

By James Wegg in WHEN CULTURES COLLIDE (USA)

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" David Bonneville signs the screenplay of this complex and seductive narrative (...) that makes us think (imagine) about the inevitability of certain relationships, people we cross paths with and friendships, and how in one way or another they change our destinies. "

By Paulo Peralta in CINEUPHORIA (Portugal)

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“ Tiago Aldeia's stellar performance in the brillant short film "Cigano" by David Bonneville, won the hearts and minds of an enthralled audience. “

By Luís Veríssimo in DEZANOVE (Portugal)












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