Category Archives: Travel Film

“Baixa Chiado”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film In Lisbon Directed By Victor Gouhie (2017)

“Baixa Chiado” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film In Lisbon Featuring Poet Eugénio De Andrade Directed By Victor Gouhie.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Victor Gouhie

Baixa Chiado Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed by Victor Gouhie 2017

Poem by: Eugénio De Andrade 

“Someone says slowly:
Lisbon, You know…?
I know. It’s a girl
Barefoot and light,
A sudden and clear wind
In her hair,
Some thin wrinkles
Peaking her eyes.
The open solitude
On the lips and fingers,
Going down and steps
And steps up to the rivers.”

Baixa Chiado Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Directed by Victor Gouhie 2017

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“Waiting Between Worlds”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Goran Jovic (2017)

“Waiting Between Worlds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Excerpts from Robert Penn Warren Poem Directed By Goran Jovic.

Filmed and Directed by: Goran Jovic

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

Music by:  Zack Hemsey (”Waiting Between Worlds”)
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam
Edited by: Josip Boban

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

“True Love” by Robert Penn Warren

In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,

Freckled. In a big black Buick,
Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
In front of the drugstore, sipping something

Through a straw. There is nothing like
Beauty. It stops your heart. It
Thickens your blood. It stops your breath. It

Makes you feel dirty. You need a hot bath.
I leaned against a telephone pole, and watched.
I thought I would die if she saw me.

How could I exist in the same world with that brightness?
Two years later she smiled at me. She
Named my name. I thought I would wake up dead.

Her grown brothers walked with the bent-knee
Swagger of horsemen. They were slick-faced.
Told jokes in the barbershop. Did no work.

Their father was what is called a drunkard.
Whatever he was he stayed on the third floor
Of the big white farmhouse under the maples for twenty-five years.

He never came down. They brought everything up to him.
I did not know what a mortgage was.
His wife was a good, Christian woman, and prayed.

When the daughter got married, the old man came down wearing
An old tail coat, the pleated shirt yellowing.
The sons propped him. I saw the wedding. There were

Engraved invitations, it was so fashionable. I thought
I would cry. I lay in bed that night
And wondered if she would cry when something was done to her.

The mortgage was foreclosed. That last word was whispered.
She never came back. The family
Sort of drifted off. Nobody wears shiny boots like that now.

But I know she is beautiful forever, and lives
In a beautiful house, far away.
She called my name once. I didn’t even know she knew it.

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

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“Anatolia Express”: A Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed By Stanislas Giroux (2017)

“Anatolia Express” is  Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed By Stanislas Giroux.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Stanislas Giroux

Anatolia Express Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed by Stanislas Giroux 2017

Music by: Débruit & Murat Ertel (“Duman”)

“Hop on the Anatolia Express train with us, and imagine what turkey taste like for 3 minutes. We travelled for 2 weeks from West to East and back, most of the time on train tracks, and we discovered a truly inspiring people living in amazing landscapes and cities full of life.

Anatolia Express Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed by Stanislas Giroux 2017

We captured our vision of turkish life crossing by Izmir, Denizli, Konya, Göreme, Kayseri, Batman, Hasankeyf, Van, Erzurum, Ankara, Edinre and Istanbul.”

Anatolia Express Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed by Stanislas Giroux 2017

Website: http://www.stanislasgiroux.com/

“Genoa – More Than This”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev (2017)

“Genoa – More Than This” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Alex Soloviev

Genoa - More Than This Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev 2017

Music by: Tony Anderson

Genoa - More Than This Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev 2017

“Genoa is one of the most underrated cities in Europe. City reveals its charm if you decide to explore it. Here’s a short visual poem revealing feelings left with me after stay in this gem. City that is free of crowds and chaos you may observe in other places.”

Genoa - More Than This Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev 2017

Website: https://www.facebook.com/alexaafilm

“A Sense Of Wonder”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In France Directed By Mathieu Le Lay (2017)

“A Sense Of Wonder” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Mathieu Le Lay

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

Music by: Franck Zaragoza
Audio Mix by: Laurent Mollard
Words and Narration by: Benjamin Dowie

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

“A vast silence swallows the sound. A kingdom of mountains rise majestically toward the heavens. A call of the wild to a wandering soul.”

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

Website: http://www.mathieulelay.com/

“Franconia”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Germany Directed By Jacco Kliesch (2017)

“Franconia” is a Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film In Germany Directed By Jacco Kliesch

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jacco Kliesch

Franconia Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film in Germany Directed by Jacco Kliesch 2017

 

Written and Narrated by: Tommie Goerz
Music by: Ryan Taubert and Tony Anderson

“When another day like this begins
And life is driving you
Then don’t forget that we
Forget way too fast…
To live.”

Franconia Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film in Germany Directed by Jacco Kliesch 2017

“A cinematic love letter dedicated to Franconia and to life.

Last summer I went on a filmic journey in my homeland.
I met new people and old friends, went to places I had never been before and came back with a new way of seeing things.”

Franconia Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film in Germany Directed by Jacco Kliesch 2017

Website:  https://www.jacco-kliesch.com/

“I Like For You To Be Still”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte (2017)

“I Like For You To Be Still” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Pablo Neruda Directed By Camille Marotte.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Camille Marotte

I Like For You To Be Still Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte 2017

Actors : Hannah Appelgren, Alexandre Deschaumes,
James Quéruel and Junko Murakami
Narrated by: Glenn Close
Locations: Iceland, Japan, California, France

I Like For You To Be Still Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte 2017

“I Like For You To Be Still” by Pablo Neruda

I like for you to be still
It is as though you are absent
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not touch you
It seems as though your eyes had flown away
And it seems that a kiss had sealed your mouth
As all things are filled with my soul
You emerge from the things
Filled with my soul
You are like my soul
A butterfly of dream
And you are like the word: Melancholy

I like for you to be still
And you seem far away
It sounds as though you are lamenting
A butterfly cooing like a dove
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not reach you
Let me come to be still in your silence
And let me talk to you with your silence
That is bright as a lamp
Simple, as a ring
You are like the night
With its stillness and constellations
Your silence is that of a star
As remote and candid

I like for you to be still
It is as though you are absent
Distant and full of sorrow
So you would’ve died
One word then, One smile is enough
And I’m happy;
Happy that it’s not true.

I Like For You To Be Still Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Camille Marotte 2017

Website:  http://www.camillemarotte.com/

 

“Word Of The Land”: A Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film Directed By João Sousa (2017)

“Word Of The Land” is a Cinematic Poem  Fashion Short Film For Portugal Flannel Directed by João Sousa.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: João Sousa

Music by: Nzage by N’Gola Ritmos
Actor and Narrator: Dário Pequeno Paraíso

Poem Excerpts:

African Presence by Alda Lara
Afroinsularity by Conceição Lima
Who are We? by Olinda Beja
Roots by: Olinda Beja

Website: https://www.le-joy.org/

“Sunburnt Country”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In Australia By Sam Brincat (2017)

“Sunburnt Country” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In Australia Directed By Sam Brincat.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Sam Brincat

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“I have never really taken the time to travel my own country. I have travelled overseas a fair bit, as I was always more interested it what lay outside my own turf. But there is so much to discover in this rugged land of variation “Australia”.

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“My Country” by Dorothea Mackellar

The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance,
Brown streams and soft, dim skies
I know, but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!

The stark white ring-barked forests,
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon,
Green tangle of the brushes
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops,
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When, sick at heart, around us
We see the cattle die
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the rainbow gold,
For flood and fire and famine
She pays us back threefold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze …

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand
though Earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

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Website: https://vimeo.com/user19223187

“Ivori”: A Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film Directed By Jordi Clusella (2017)

“Ivori” is a Cinematic Poem Fashion Short Film In Spain Directed By Jordi Clusella.

Directed by:  Jordi Clusella

Produced by: FOLEGANDROS
Cinematography by: Pau Muñoz and Josep Pardo
Script by: Marta Luque
Styling by: Ann Laroque
Focus Pulling by: Pablo López
Original Music by: Miguel Arrieta
Sound Postproduction by: Nov25 Studio
Voiceover by: James Humber
Color by: Lluís Velamazán

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“A fine line separates memory from imagination;
I remember places and people that I’ve always imagined.
And sometimes I imagined things I think I remember.”

“IVORI is a short fashion film for the fashion brand from Barcelona with the same name. All the clothes that appear on the video are exclusively made by IVORI.

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The film is a dreamlike and aesthetic travel through the memories of a guy who remembers a girl (Bet Moret) who he met –or thinks he met- long time ago. While the voice of the guy recalls all the places and common experiences he remembers, we discover the girl doing the same things they did together but by herself.”

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Website: http://www.ivoribarcelona.com/