Author: André Calvete, Afonso Quintã, Carla Araújo, Francisco Castanheira, José Magalhães, Sara Camponez
University / Institution : Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto
Tutors: Luís Urbano
“Vitória, Vitória” is the name of the short film developed as a 2-week site research for a project exercise located in the Virtudes Garden (Jardim das Virtudes) in Porto. Its purpose was to enhance various and different moods conveyed by this specific location.
It’s the story of a boy who unintentionally kicks his ball inside the garden and goes on a journey to get it back. Small side events suggest that the boy’s imagination takes a part in the construction of the garden itself, almost as if its gates offered the possibility for the interruption of reality inside that territory.
Because of its proximity to Vitória neighborhood and because the current users of those public spaces are mainly people from these quarters, we chose to use children who lived there as part of the cast, along with a professional actor.
The movie was developed in collaboration with the project Ruptura Sileciosa, tutored by the architect, filmmaker and professor Luís Urbano.