Margarida Paiva



The short film Every Story Is Imperfect is an interrupted narrative which deals with the fictionalization of news reports.
It starts as a common story, we hear news on the radio about a missing woman, but soon there are breaks, interruptions,
unfinished actions, an unraveling of places and voices. The characters remain emotionally distant and unavailable,
wondering around in trains or empty rooms, absentminded. The stories touch on themes such as loss, murder, abuse and rape.
The film approaches the inability to communicate when confronted with random acts of violence.

The series of photos are film stills that suggest a voyeurism about interior moments typical of human existence, seen from the outside.
Using a theatrical simplicity, these tableau images convey a close recognition of places which tell us “something is happening there, with that person”.


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