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First-person filmmaking at its most intimate and expansive, Joaquim Pinto’s What Now? Remind Me emerged from a year in which the director—documentarian, producer, sound designer, and Lisbon film scene stalwart—endured an experimental clinical trial for HIV patients. Although the film doesn't flinch at describing the pain and despair of chronic illness, it remains above all a testament to the joys of a fully lived life, and to the inseparability of art and life. Darting between vivid scenes of the present and bittersweet recollections of the past, What Now? reveals Pinto’s day-to-day existence with his beloved husband, Nuno, and reaches back to his artistic coming of age, capturing a love of cinema that led to a wide network of friendships and collaborations. Confessional but never solipsistic, looking beyond individual experience toward history and the world, this moving film becomes an all-encompassing meditation on what it means to be alive. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival and a selection at the 51st New York Film Festival. A Cinema Guild release.
New York Film Festival, 2013
Locarno Film Festival, 2013
“Documentary and personal essay are inadequate labels for this profound autobiographical opus” —Ben Sachs, The Chicago Reader</em>
“Profoundly moving” —Dennis Lim, The Los Angeles Times
“[An] intimate and finely wrought self-portrait” —Richard Brody, The Los Angeles Times