International competition

Campo

Tiago Hespanha

2019Portugal100 minColour

The word 'campo' (field) comes from the Latin capere (to capture). “Campo de Marte” (The Field of Mars) was in the ancient times Rome’s training arena for war. At the outskirts of Lisbon, “Campo” hosts today Europe’s largest military base. In this place military troops train fictional missions, astronomy aficionados observe the stars and a boy plays the piano for the wild deers lurking in the dark. In here, I saw life manifesting itself with its contradictory and mysterious dimensions. CAMPO reflects on the nature of the mundane and the transcendental, as they reveal themselves inextricably intertwined.

Director and producer Tiago Hespanha graduated in architecture in Coimbra/Portugal, attended a documentary directing workshop held by Les Ateliers Varan in Lisbon in 2006 and holds a Master’s in creative documentary from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona/Spain. He directed the documentaries: Revolução Industrial (coréalisé par Frede­rico Lobo, 2014), Visita Guiada (2009), O Presente que Veio de Longe (2008), Quinta da Curraleira (2006). 

  • PRODUCTION : João Matos (TERRATREME FILMES), Leonor Noivo (TERRATREME FILMES), Luisa Homem (TERRATREME FILMES), Pedro Pinho (TERRATREME FILMES), Susana Nobre (TERRATREME FILMES), Tiago Hespanha (TERRATREME FILMES)