Os Humores Artificiais

Portugal 2017

Synopsis

The Artificial Humors, is a film about humor, anthropology and artificial intelligence. It focuses on how humor is central to human relationships across, used as a form of social control, and one of the most complex forms of communication. The film was shot in Mato Grosso (Canarana and the Yawalapiti and Kamayura villages inside the Xingu Indigenous Park) and São Paulo. Blending a certain Hollywood aesthetic with documentary approaches, the film tells the story of an indigenous girl who falls in love with a robot that is a rising stand up comedian in Brazil. Gabriel Abrantes' films address historical, political and social matters while discussing postcolonial, gender and identity issues. His works create layers of unlikely readings, altering traditional narratives and touch upon the absurd, folklore, humor and politics.

Biography

Gabriel Abrantes (b. 1984, USA) is an artist and filmmaker. His work has been shown in exhibitions at the MIT List Center for the Visual Arts, the Palais de Tokyo, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva and Museu Serralves. His films have screened in competition at festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia, the Berlinale, Locarno International Film Festival, and IndieLisboa. He was been awarded prizes at the Berlinale, Locarno International Film Festival, among others.

Filmography:
2017 - THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS, short
2016 - THE HUNCHBACK (co-directed with Ben Rivers), short
2016 - A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X, short
2015 - FREUD UND FRIENDS, short
2013 - TAPROBANA, short
2013 - ENNUI ENNUI, short
2012 - ὌΡΝΙΘΕΣ (ORNITHES - BIRDS), short
2011 - PALÁCIOS DE PENA co-directed with Daniel Schmidt), short
2011 - FRATELLI, short
2011 - BABY BACK COSTA RICA, short
2011 - LIBERDADE, short
2010 - A HISTORY OF MUTUAL RESPECT (co-directed with Daniel Schmidt), short
2009 - TOO MANY DADDIES, MOMMIES AND BABIES, short
2008 - VISIONARY IRAQ (co-directed with Benjamin Crotty), short
2008 - ARABIC HARE, short
2008 - GUGG ‘N’ TATE, short
2008 - OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT, short
2006 - OLYMPIA I & II, short
2006 - DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE ME, short
2006 - ANARCHIST KING, short
2006 - THE RAZOR THIN DEFINITION OF PUNK, short
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Gabriel Abrantes

Written by : Gabriel Abrantes

Produced by : Gabriel Abrantes

Director of Photography : Jorge Quintela

Editor : Margarida Lucas

Production Design : Dayse Barreto, Tatiane Takahashi, Diogo Hayashi

Composer : Ulysse Klotz

Sound Design : Marcel Costa, Carlos Abreu

Main Cast : Margarida Lucas (Andy Coughman), Amanda Rodarte (Jo Yawalapiti), Gilda Nomacce (Claude Laroque), Ivo Müller (Hans)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2017