About the film
historical figure historical fiction exotic locale curta portuguese discoveries
Release Date: February 10, 2014
|Production Companies||:||DOX:LAB, A Mutual Respect Productions|
|Producers||:||Vimukthi Jayasundara, Gabriel Abrantes, Gabriel Abrantes, Natxo Checa, Natxo Checa, Jani Zhao, Marta Furtado, Joana Botelho|
|Writers||:||Vimukthi Jayasundara, Gabriel Abrantes, David Lasantha|
In this short comedy, Luis Vaz de Camoes, the greatest Portuguese renaissance poet, struggles creatively while engaging in a hedonistic, coprophagic, and drug addled lifestyle. The film follows the poet, and his lover Dinamene, as he writes his masterpiece, the epic poem "Os Lusiadas." He travels from the cacophony of the Indic jungles, surrounded by allegorical elephants and rhyming macaques, to the frontier of Heaven and Hell, where he is confronted by his fantasy: fame and immortality.