The Hunchback

A delirious sci-fi riff on the Arabian Nights' Tale of the Hunchback that submerges us in a technological dystopia reigned by, a mega-corporation that forces its employees to 'relax' at company-run medieval reenactments.

  • Portugal, France
  • 2016, 29 min
  • Director: Gabriel Abrantes, Ben Rivers
  • Director of photography: Jorge Quintela
  • Editor: Margarida Lucas
  • Screenplay: Gabriel Abrantes, Ben Rivers
  • Cast: Carloto Cotta, Gustavo Sumpta, Norman MacCallum, Mariana Mourato
  • Contacts: Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency
  • Art Director: Maria José Branco
  • Coproduction: Les Films du Bélier
  • Producer: Gabriel Abrantes
  • Production: A Mutual Respect Productions

24.1. 21:15 Praha | Kino Pilotů
26.1. 15:30 Praha | Světozor - Small Hall
27.1. 14:30 Praha | Světozor - Grand Hall

Gabriel Abrantes, Ben Rivers

Gabriel Abrantes, Ben Rivers

Gabriel Abrantes (b. 1984, USA) studied at The Cooper Union in New York, ENSBA in Paris and at Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing. Gabriel’s activities involve not only movies, but artistic experiments and videoinstallations as well. His artistic oeuvre includes dozens of individual and group exhibitions and more than twenty short movies. His film work was presented at film festivals all over the world and awarded with many prestigious awards. The Artificial Humors was selected for the main competition at Berlin IFF and nominated for European Film Academy Award. His latest project, the feature movie Diamantino (co-directed with Daniel Schmidt), won the Semaine de la Critique prize at Cannes.