Pátio Do Carrasco – The Damned Yard

André Gil Mata
  • Duration : 46' |
  • Language : Portuguese |
  • Screening Format : DCP; 5.1 mix |
  • Shooting format : 16mm

… so that past and future merged in one single present , the strange, terrible life of the Damned Yard.

Ivo Andrić

André Gil Mata

Director, screenwriter, actor and director of photography (São João da Madeira, 1978). He studied mathematics and worked in photography and theater. He was curator of the Luso-Brazilian Film Festival in Santa Maria da Feira between 2001 and 2008. He founded the photography and film laboratory Átomo47 and the film production company Bando à Parte. In 2010 he was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. Arca d’Água, his debut film, won several awards and was selected for numerous international festivals. Casa (2010) was premiered at IndieLisboa’01. Captivity was awarded the DocAlliance prize at Cannes (2013). Kako sam se Zaljubio u Evu Ras received a Special Mention in the international competition at FIDMarseille in 2016. In 2017 he directed the short film Num Globo de Neve (IndieLisboa 2017). He holds a PhD in filmmaking from film.factory in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016). Drvo – The Tree (2018), his latest feature, had its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2018, with commercial release in Portuguese cinemas (2018) and in France (May 2021). His most recent medium-length film “Pátio do Carrasco” premiered in Competition at the Rotterdam Film Festival, co-produced by Rua Escura, a film cooperative he founded in 2020 in Porto.

His work has been the subject of retrospectives at the Batalha Centro de Cinema (February, Porto, 2023), the Doc’s Kingdom Seminar (Arcos de Valdevez, 2019) and the Luso-Brazilian Film Festival (Santa Maria da Feira, 2012). In 2023, the book “The Cinema of André Gil Mata: Some Light in the Darkness”, about his film work was published by the Batalha Centro de Cinema.
He is currently in post-production on his next feature film Sob a Chama da Candeia, a Portuguese-French co-production between Rua Escura and So-cle (FR), and is developing the feature films Frãcisco Dolãda and O Escapulário, all of which are supported by ICA for the writing and development of film projects.
He teaches directing at the Escola Superior Artística do Porto.

  • Production

    Agente a Norte
    Primeira Idade
    Rua Escura

  • Producers

    André Gil Mata
    Frederico Lobo
    Luís Palito
    João Vladimiro
    Marta Lima
    Pedro Fernandes Duarte

  • Script an Direction

    André Gil Mata - Based on "A Fratricide” by Franz Kafka

  • With

    Catarina Lacerda
    David Almeida
    António Júlio
    André Gil Mata

  • Cinematographer

    Frederico Lobo

  • Direção de produção

    Marta Lima

  • Assistant Director

    João Vladimiro

  • Continuity

    Luís Palito

  • Gaffer

    Ivan Castiñeiras

  • Electricians

    Rui Baptista
    Pedro Bernardino

  • Grip

    Adriano Alves da Rocha

  • Grip assistant

    Pedro Bernardino

  • Art assitants

    Carlos Pinheiro
    Pedro Guimarães
    Rodrigo Queirós

  • Camera Department

    Afonso Marmelo
    Maria Inês Rodrigues

  • Make up

    Cátia Gomes

  • Wardrobe

    Marta Lima

  • Editing

    André Gil Mata
    Cláudia Ribeiro
    Fabiano Teixeira

  • Sound editing and sound mixing

    Rafael Gonçalves Cardoso

  • Grading

    Andreia Bertini

  • Visual Effects

    João Pedro Gomes

  • Design

    Pedro Nora

  • English translation

    João Ricardo Oliveira


  • Cinema Batalha | Retrospetiva André Gil Mata


  • Internacional Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands | Competição Internacional


  • IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente, Portugal | Competição Nacional


  • Filmadrid - Festival Internacional de Cinema, Spain | Competição Internacional


  • Curtas Vila do Conde Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal | Competição Nacional


  • International Film Festival NEW HORIZONS | Competição Internacional


  • International Film Festival NEW HORIZONS, Poland | Competição Internacional


  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, Canada | Competição Internacional


  • Lima alterna international film festival, Peru | Competição Internacional


  • Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal | Competição Nacional | Melhor Som