Revolverkino at the Gropius Bau

Heal the Living

With “O Movimento das Coisas” by Manuel Serra

Synchronised breathing in the dark of the cinema can have a therapeutic effect, and it is no coincidence that injury and healing – the miracle of regenerating bodies and souls – has been a central motif throughout cinematic history. Diese Auswahl von sechs Filmen, deren Titel an den französischen Film Réparer les vivants (Die Lebenden reparieren) angelehnt ist, bewegt sich zwischen diesen Polen.

Film still from “O Movimento das Coisas”

Film still from “O Movimento das Coisas”

© The Stone and the Plot

  • 89 min
  • Portuguese with English subtitles

Past Dates

O Movimento das Coisa (The Movement of Things, Manuel Serra, Portugal 1985), Portuguese with English subtitles, 21:00

O Movimento das Coisas (The Movement of Things) examines the everyday routines of three families in a small village in northern Portugal: women tell each other stories and prepare food; a father cuts down a tree while his children watch; and young Isabel looks to the future. A film about the passing of time – silence and life – in which changes are only tentatively revealed at first glance.