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by Tiago Hespanha


The word 'campo' (field) comes from the Latin ‘capere’ (to capture). “Campo de Marte” (The Field of Mars) was in the ancient times Rome’s training arena for war. At the outskirts of Lisbon, “Campo” hosts today Europe’s largest military base. In this place military troops train fictional missions, astronomy aficionados observe the stars and a boy plays the piano for the wild deers lurking in the dark. In here, I saw life manifesting itself with its contradictory and mysterious dimensions. Campo reflects on the nature of the mundane and the transcendental, as they reveal themselves inextricably intertwined.

international title: Campo
original title: Campo
country: Portugal
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Tiago Hespanha
film run: 100'
cinematography by: Tiago Hespanha, Cláudia Varejão, Rui Xavier
film editing: Francisco Moreira, Tiago Hespanha
producer: João Matos, Leonor Noivo, Luisa Homem, Pedro Pinho, Susana Nobre, Tiago Hespanha
production: Terratreme Filmes
distributor: Terratreme Filmes
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