What Now? Remind Me

E Agora? Lembra-Me
Director: Joaquim Pinto

Portugal, 2013, documentary, 164 min., portuguese with english and lithuanian subtitles, N-18

Joaquim Pinto has been living with HIV and VHC for almost twenty years. “What now?” is the notebook of a year of clinical studies with toxic, mind altering drugs as yet unapproved. An open and eclectic reflection on time and memory, on epidemics and globalization, on survival beyond all expectations, on dissent and absolute love. In a to-and-fro between the present and past memories, the film is also a tribute to friends departed and those who remain. 


2013 – FIPRESCI Award, Special Jury Prize, 2nd place in Junior Jury Award at Locarno International Film Festival.
2013 – Best Film, Critics Award at Valdivia International Film Festival.
2013 – Best Film at Lisbon International Film Festival.

About the director:

Born in Porto, Portugal in 1957. Joaquim Pinto was sound mixer in more than 100 films in which he worked with directors as Manoel de Oliveira, Raul Ruiz, Werner Schroeter and André Techiné among others. Between 1987 and 1996 he produced around 30 films, such as Recollections of the Yellow House (Recordações da Casa Amarela, 1989) and God's Comedy (A Comédia de Deus, 1995) by João César Monteiro, both awarded at the Venice Film Festival. Joaquim Pinto’s feature films Uma Pedra No Bolso (1988) and Where The Sun Beats (Onde Bate o Sol, 1989) were part of the Official Selection of the Berlinale – International Film Festival. Together with Nuno Leonel he has founded the publishing company Presente.

Section: Main programme

Screenplay: Joaquim Pinto

Dir. of Photography: Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel

Cast: Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel