A Brief History of Princess X

Portugal | 2016 | 7 minutes | Gabriel Abrantes

A supercharged history of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s infamous sculpture, Princess X.

Director Biography

B. 1984 in USA – Lives and works in Lisbon and Geneva. He studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art , at L'Ecole National des Beaux-Arts (Paris) and at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains. He has directed 18 short films over the past eight years, often setting his provocative narratives in diverse contexts such as Sri Lanka, Haiti, Angola, Brazil, Argentina, France and Portugal. The films have premiered at festivals such as , La Bienale di Venezia, the Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival as well as in museums such as MIT List Center in Boston, Palais de Tokyo and MAMVP in Paris, Kunst-Werke in Berlin or Serralves in Porto. His films have been awarded a number of prizes such as "A History of Mutual Respect" (co-directed with Daniel Schmidt) which as awarded the Pardino d'Oro for best short film at Locarno 2010 or Taprobana which was awarded the EFA short film nomination at the 2014 Berlinale.

  • Director: Gabriel Abrantes
  • Principal Cast: Joana Barrios, Francisco Cipriano, Filipe Vargas
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Portugal, France, United Kingdom
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 7 minutes
  • Producer: Gabriel Abrantes, Justin Taurand, Benjamin Cook
  • Screenplay: Gabriel Abrantes
  • Cinematographers: Jorge Quintela
  • Editors: Margarida Lucas
  • Music: oo
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: AGENCIA - Portuguese Short Film Agency

This film is playing as a part of Women on the Verge

Women on the verge! On the verge of what? Breakups, breakdowns, brilliance, or becoming themselves. However they get to where they are going, you cannot stop a woman on the verge.

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