O PROCEDIMENTO, by director Chico Noras, is a black comedy, shoot in Santarém, which portrays a dystopian reality, exploring the fractured theme of euthanasia and reflecting on the value of life.
The third film by Scalabitan director Chico Noras will be shot entirely in the city of Santarém, with institutional support from the Municipality of Santarém, the District Hospital of Santarém and the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Santarém. Its regional nature is linked to the desire of its creators to mobilize the local artistic community, promoting Ribatejo art and cinema. In addition to the location, the project will have several professionals from the region, both in the casting and in the production team. The film will be starred by Paula Só and Dinarte Branco.
SYNOPSIS OF THE FILM:
In a not-too-distant reality, suicide and assisted death are morally accepted procedures, introduced naturally into our daily lives. And when big capital and productivity are the only morality, then the question arises: What to do when a person stops producing? Well, if you don't earn it, you might as well die.
Maria Eugénia, recently retired, has had her death scheduled for several years. But did he properly prepare for the procedure?
The normalization of the act of dying, combined with the acceptance of its inevitability, takes us to the level of total, almost nihilistic relativism of life and death. We are taking big steps towards a world where the intrinsic value of human life is confused with its capacity to generate capital. Is dying then an act of altruism when one stops producing? Imagining this hypothetical society, strangely familiar, allows us to reflect on where we want to go. Through the look of absurd humor, we managed to have a distant and at the same time assertive view of such a delicate topic.
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