camera obscura

experimental film

through a unique approach to the works of french writer and director marguerite duras, bonneville crafted an immersive film at the intersection of writing, film, and sound. inspired by tenebrism, the film explores minimalist aesthetics, drawing a parallel with primordial filmmaking techniques, and delving into the poetic realms of madness, love, and death – all of which fracture our supposed coherent identities. camera obscura blurs the lines between seen and unseen, evoking ghostly, hypnotic, and sensual imagery.

dcp, color, 57′

director, writer, d.o.p. and art director: miguel bonneville. cast: bruno senune, oak kristopher, tânia pena. voice-over: afonso santos, vanda cerejo. sound design and original score: mestre andré. composer of “marguerite’s lament”: rodrigo duran. editing: joana linda. lighting support: nuno patinho. prop makers: blue & júlio alves. artistic residencies: campus paulo cunha e silva, citemor. executive producer: miguel bonneville/teatro do silêncio. co-production: teatro do silêncio, teatro viriato. acknowledgements: renata sancho.

august 2023, hercules independent film festival, seville, spain

12th of may 2024, istanbul international experimental film festival, turkey
29th of february 2024, filmaporto sessions, batalha – centro de cinema, porto, portugal