“During the End” by João Trabulo, an interior voyage into the artistic universe of the Portuguese sculptor Rui Chafes, will have its theater release on June 23 in Cinema City Classic Alvalade, Lisbon.
“During the End” is an interior voyage into the artistic universe of the Portuguese sculptor Rui Chafes. It begins with the crossing of an intimate space that is threatened by mystery, by anxiety and by a strange magic that envelopes the artist’s work in his atelier. We enter his studio, in the noise of the machines, in the silence that surrounds the conception of his work. Then we are in a mountain forest and in various European cities (Lisbon, Oporto, Madrid, Munich, Paris) where Chafes’ sculptures are on display. We cross Germany in search of traces of the Romantics: Novalis, Goethe, Kleist are Chafes’ points of reference, as is the Gothic sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider. Images and more images, and the film by Helma Sanders Brahms about Kleist, which Chafes watches in the darkness of a cinema. Finally, the emptiness and the dust, the silence of those who have always known that in the end what remains are work, words and the yearning for supreme ideals.
More info about the film here.