Daniel Schmidt

New York, NY

Born in USA; frequent collaborators working abroad (Angola, Argentina, Brasil, Haiti, Portugal); exploring and participating in emerging cultures and volatile histories through transformations of cinematic forms. A History of Mutual Respect: top prize at Locarno 2010, numerous other awards, and selected as best short of 2010 by BFI. Palácios de Pena: premiered at Venice 2011, plays around the world. Current work in progress: feature length film concerning the adoption crises and aid politics of Haiti and Brasil through inspirations from Hollywood screwballs and satirical travelogues.

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Palaces of Pity (Palácios de Pena)

(Daniel SchmidtGabriel Abrantes, 2011)

Haunted by their own directionless lives, two pre-adolescent girls reunite while visiting their ailing grandmother. In the midst of her fantasies of a medieval past – one consumed by fear...