Film

Banda da Casa (House Band)
HD, 90min, 2018 BR (In development)
produced by LºATITUDE and BOULEVARD FILMS
screenplay ROBERTA MARQUES
A successful rock singer-songwriter learns that her estranged father is terminally ill. Conflicted, she returns to her childhood farm in Brazil to confront the dying man and the secrets of the patriarchal family she left behind.

Roberta Marques' new screenplay, "Banda da Casa", is a poetic and musical journey of self-discovery.

​The project was partially developed at the BINGER FILM LAB in Amsterdam with the support of the AFK - Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and ANCINE – Agência Nacional do Cinema.







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Looking Forward Manhattan
HD, 20min, 2015 BR/NL/USA
produced by LºATITUDE and DA.VISUALS​​
director ROBERTA MARQUES
director of photography ARTUR RATTON
editing LUISA MARQUES and ROBERTA MARQUES
with MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
A lone man walks the streets of New York City and 
gets lost amidst other pedestrians and confusing directions. 
The city noise, a piano solo, a Buddhist poem and an 
old jazz tune enhance his search and lead his footsteps
 through the city that never sleeps.

The third film in a trilogy that plays with the reversal of movement and time in film and dance to create mind-bending illusions.
 
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World Premiere at CINEDANS at EYE  Amsterdam 2015
International Premiere TANZRAUSCHEN  Wuppertal 2015
U.S. premiere Anthology Film Archives New Filmmakers New York  2016​


MANHATTAN was made possible by the support of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK)


Looking Back
i-Phone 12min 2013-15  BR/NL
​Single-channel video at Gallery Josilda da Conceição, Amsterdam 2015​​​
​​director, voice over, images and editing ROBERTA MARQUES

A lonely film director praises her muse, the absent performer, while confronting confusing and guilty thoughts about her home country, Brazil, and its massive political protests in June 2013. In an attempt to overcome her confusion, and sense of guilt she feels for not being "home", she writes and speaks obsessively, while a small crowd dance together in a summer evening in Central Park, New York City.
Rânia
35mm, 85min, 2012 BRAZIL
produced by LºATITUDE
in co-production with JURUBEBA and TRIO FILMES
director ROBERTA MARQUES
director of photography HELOíSA PASSOS
screenplay LUISA MARQUES and ROBERTA MARQUES
editing BERNARDO BARCELOS, LUISA MARQUES, ROB DAS
and ROBERTA MARQUES
with GRAZIELA FELIX, MARIANA LIMA and NATALY ROCHA
RÂNIA was made possible by the support of MinC SAV - Ministry of Culture of Brazil, Governo do Estado do Ceará and Banco do Nordeste do Brasil (BNB).   
Rânia (16) dreams of a successful career as a dancer. That’s not a dream easy to realise, because Rânia lives in the slums of the northern Brazilian town of Fortaleza and has to work hard to survive.
Alongside her school career, she helps her mother with the housekeeping and has a part-time job in a beach bar. When she meets the choreographer Estela, who selects her for an international dance company, her life goes into top gear. Can Rânia realise her plans and maybe even earn her living dancing?
Best Film Rio Int. Film Festival – New Trends 2011
Best Film FEMINA Int. Women´s Film Festival 2012
BNB prize Cine Ceará 2012
Best Actress Cine Ceará 2012
Official Selection Int. Film Festival Rotterdam 2012
Looking Forward - Man and Woman
HD, 13min, 2009 BR/USA/NL
DANCE MOViES Premiere EMPAC, Troy, NY 2009
Int. Premiere: Cinedans Film Festival, Amsterdam 2009

*Looking Forward – Man and Woman is na EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission 2008.
produced by LºATITUDE and DA.VISUALS
director ROBERTA MARQUES
director of photography POPY RIBEIRO
editing LUISA MARQUES and ROBERTA MARQUES
with MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
Looking Forward – Man and Woman is a love letter from a man to his wife at the end of their long lives, and simultaneously a portrait of a younger couple at the beach, where both the waves and time run backwards in opposition to the drift of fate. The second film in a trilogy that plays with the reversal of movement and time in video and dance to create mind-binding illusions.
Looking Forward
DV, 8min, 2007 NL
Award for Best Film ACT Festival, Bilbao Spain 2008
Official Selection Competition IMZ Dance Screen 2008
LA Dance Camera West Festival special outdoor 2008
Opening film Springdance Festival 2007 Utrecht, NL
produced by DA.VISUALS
in co-production with Studio Entre Nous and Spring Dance Festival
director ROBERTA MARQUES
director of photography MICHA DOUWES
editing ROBERTA MARQUES
with MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
A man walks forward while the world around him, goes backward. "Looking Forward" is the first film of a trilogy that investigates the reversing of movement and time. The experiment influences the way we perceive the notion of backwards and forward / past and future.
Deixa Ir
directed, written, shot and co-edited by Roberta Marques
produced by LºATITUDE and DA.VISUALS
director ROBERTA MARQUES
director of photography ROBERTA MARQUES
editing VIVIANE R. DE BRITO and ROBERTA MARQUES
with CLARICE LIMA and ROSANA PINHEIRO 
DV, 61min, 2005 BR/NL
 A docudrama about two young Brazilian girls, Rosana and Clarice, who moved to Europe with the dream to study dance. They are in Amsterdam studying at Modern Dance School. As the girls are developing both as dancers and as individuals, their dream is being confronted with realistic problems like immigration laws, lack of money, physical and emotional stress. With commentaries of the director the film makes a parallel between her own experiences as a Brazilian immigrant in Europe for more than 10 years and the fresh experiences of the two girls.
Official competition Rio International Film Festival 2005
Amá-la
16mm, 13min 1998 BR/NL
produced by ROBERTA MARQUES
director ROBERTA MARQUES
director of photography ROBERTA MARQUES
editing ROBERTA MARQUES
with LUCIANA MARQUES and DANIELE ELLERY
Impressionistic dance-film about a woman returning to her homeland as a foreigner.
Jury Prize Mix Brazil 1997
Official Selection Int. Film Festival Rotterdam 1998
Acorda (wake up)
produced by LºATITUDE and DA.VISUALS
director ROBERTA MARQUES
director of photography ROBERTA MARQUES
editing ROBERTA MARQUES
with EDERSON XAVIER
super8, 16min, 2007 BR/NL
Sidney is a 16 years old boy from the northern Brazilian coast who dreams to fly away from his provincial hometown. He sell birds on the Fortaleza beach where, one day, he meets a foreigner man who wants more from him than to just buy his birds. That can be Sidney chance to fly away.
Award for Best Film For Rainbow 2007
Award for Best Actor (Dic van Duin) For Rainbow 2007