Freud und Friends
(Portugal 2015, 20:00 minutes)
With the help of the world’s most famous neuroscientists, ‘Herner Werzog’ travels inside the brain of artists and filmmakers from all over the world to document their dreams. In Lisbon, young director Gabriel Abrantes will be the victim. A freewheeling homage to Woody Allen’s Sleeper and reality TV, Abrantes’ Freud und Friends is a headlong dive into the deepest, silliest recesses of the artist’s unconscious.
Gabriel Abrantes― Artist
Gabriel Abrantes (1984) lives and works in Lisbon (PT). He explores cinematographic language in his films and videos – he writes, directs, produces and occasionally also acts in them. His films confront historical, social and political themes through an investigation of post-colonial, gender and identity questions. Abrantes has regularly shown his work at museums such as the Tate Britain (UK), the Palais de Tokyo (FR), the MIT List Visual Arts Center (US), Museu Serralves (PT) and Kunst- Werke (DE). He has presented solo shows in museums and galleries and participated in group shows at ICA (UK), Lincoln Centre (US), Caixa Forum (ES), CAM – Gulbenkian (PT) among others. His films have been distinguished with a number of awards, including the Grand Prix at the Semaine de la Critique, the EFA prize at Berlinale, the Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival, and the EDP Young Artist Award.