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Movie "Aires Mateus: Matter in Reverse"

Arte Institute supports the screening of the movie "Aires Mateus: Matter in Reverse" by director Henrique Pina at Architecture & Design Festival
Cinépolis Chelsea- Theater 9
260 West 23rd Street
November 4 and 5, 4.45 pm
On November 4, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and a talk about portuguese architecture.
The work of the architects Aires Mateus clearly shows contemporaneity - in its complexity and contradiction -, a difficult condition to express in the realm of architecture.
The extent of the work that they've been developing for many years confirms this. Their proposals develop a language with a strong universal impact.
From this universality, emerges an adaptation to the territory rooted in a clear Portuguese tradition. One finds in the interpretation of the work of Aires Mateus architects an appetite - almost a desire - for a cinematographic appropriation: by the invention of a place; By the confrontation between body and matter; For the clarity of games of shadow; For the search of a silence of its own.
The matter is found in reverse.
Henrique Pina (b. 1987) graduated from the University of Roehampton, London, in 2008. 
After returning to Lisbon, he worked for two years in Krypton Productions, a TV commercials company.
His directorial debut came in the meantime, in 2010, with the short film "Tejo" - awarded in the ZON Awards: Creativity and Multimedia. In the following year, he directed the short-documentary “Passerby”, screened at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival.
In 2013, Henrique directed the short film "The World Falls Apart (and still people fall in love)", which received the award for Best National Fiction, in Oporto International Short Film Festival. 
He founded his own production company in 2016, called Moonway Films, focused on feature Films and Commercials. “Aires Mateus: Matter in Reverse” is its first feature-length documentary, premiering in New York, at the Architecture and Design Film Festival.
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