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Na, jeigu man nepasiseks, tai tiesiog bus galas.

In this film Salome Lamas is recalling Kant's ideas on the topics of the immense beauty and sublime. While the eye of her camera is leaning on the graphical landscape of the mountains and theses of a venerable philosopher, she outlines that to experience the sublime sensibility, a body, being human and being finite are preconditions.

Encounters with Landscape 3x was an attempt to formalize the landscape, but the landscape did not give in.


2015 - Tampere Film Festival, Finland
2014 - Lima Independiente Festival Internacional de Cine, Peru
2013 - Cinéphémère-FIAC Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, France
2013 - 24ºFID International Film Festival - Marseille, France
2012 - 26th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
2012 - Media 10-10 International Short Festival, Belgium
2012 - 10º Indie Lisboa: International Film Festival, Portugal

New Talent/FNAC Award 10º Indie Lisboa;
Best Short-Film (OVNI) Media 10-10 International Short Film Festival

Salomé Lamas

Salomé Lamas has studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts (MFA) in Amsterdam and is a Ph.D candidate in film studies in Coimbra. Her works challenge the apparent boundary between documentary and fiction in the moving image. The director analyses the relation between the narrative, memory and history, she also tries to give an insight of the traumatic experiences, invisible history and colonial violence, always focusing on the human being.


The length of her films vary, and her work has been showcased both in art venues and film festivals such as the Netherlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, BAFICI, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Rome Film Festival, Documenta Madrid, Guggenheim Bilbao, Harvard Film Archive, Cinéma du Réel, etc. Lamas was awarded fellowships at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Bogliasco Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, etc.