World soundtrack awards
Film Fest Gent - Taprobana
Archived: Taprobana (2014)

director: Gabriel Abrantes

With: Gabriel Abrantes, Natxo Checa, David Lasantha, Alexandre Melo, André Principe, a.o.

duration: 24 minutes
Comedy, Short

Shorts – EFA-nominated European Shorts

In this short comedy, Luís Vaz de Camões, 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 Lusíadas. 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.


director: Gabriel Abrantes
producer: Gabriel Abrantes
screenplay: Gabriel Abrantes, Vimukthi Jayasundara & David Lasantha (story), based on the poem by Luis Vaz de Camões
Editor: Natxo Checa
Cinematography: Gabriel Abrantes
sound: Hugo Leitão & Daniel Gries

production company: DOX:LAB

More info

Country: Portugal - Sri Lanka - Denmark
year: 2014


GABRIEL ABRANTES: Olympia 1 (2007, Short), Olympia 2 (2007, Short), Arabic Hare (2008, Short), Too Many Daddies, Mommies and Babies (2009, Short), Visionary Iraq (2009, Short), A History of Mutual Respect (2010, Short), Liberdade (2011, Short), Baby Back Costa Rica (2011, Short), Fratelli (2011, Short), Palaces of Pity (2011), Zwazo (2012, Short), Ennui ennui (2013, Short), Taprobana (2014, Short)

Technical Specs

format: DCP
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