The new book by António Júlio Duarte, shows us a sequence of images shot in the Summer of 2015, on the set of Colo, a film by Teresa Villaverde.
Ensaio – the word in Portuguese means both essay and rehearsal – is a melancholic study about the mechanisms of identity construction. It revolves around a group of teenagers and their need to preserve a sense of purity threatened by a world of adults in crisis.
Desire, uncertainty, a need to take risks are the driving forces behind a quiet angst that only eases in contact with nature.
Like in a rock song, AJD is at the eye of the storm, where things can be observed more peacefully.
Ensaio by António Júlio Duarte
Pierre von Kleist editions | Alce Filmes, 2018
24x30 cm, softcover with dust jacket, 64 pages