Directed by Joaquim Pinto & Nuno Leonel (Portugal, 2013) 164min
Introduction by Professor David Caron (University of Michigan)
Joaquim Pinto has been HIV positive for almost twenty years and recently participated in experimental testing on new antiviral drugs that are not yet approved. “What Now? Remind Me” focuses on this heavy experience but presents it only as a part of Pinto's life, which by no means can be defined by the conditions of his body. There is something else there: true love between Joaquim and his husband (and co-author) Nuno, absolute devotion displayed by their friends and - especially - dogs, Joaquim's memories about the past that are indestructible despite the fact that it is difficult for him to remember things that just happened.
Actually, this film is another experiment that Pinto courageously undertook with himself. An experiment to prove that any life is indefinable and indefinite, even if depicted in all its physiological details and impartially filmed under the microscope. (International Film Festival Rotterdam). Considered one of the best films in 2013 by critics of Cahiers du Cinéma and Portuguese daily, Público. FIPRESCI Award, Special Jury Prize at Locarno IFF.
Co-sponsored by: Brazil Initiative / Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies • LSA • International Institute • African Studies Center • Department of Afro-American and African Studies • Institute for the Humanities • Department of Romance Languages and Literatures • Sheldon Cohn Fund / Department of Screen Arts and Cultures • Center for European Studies.
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