Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Institutional Film

Making a research film

The Project

The Agence Nationale de la Recherche entrusted SERENA Productions with a research film in the context of its research programme on cultural crossings between the East and the West since the 16th century.

The challenge: to film decorative pieces, “border-objects” in the palaces of Lisbon representative of these crossed influences, showing their beauty in a short film intended for an audience of researchers.

The answer of SERENA Productions

We chose to film, without comments, the spaces and objects adopting the visitor’s point of view.
After strolling through Lisbon, the visitor/spectator discovers, with a surrounding track by Jordi Savall, the grandeur of the places where the past and the present mix and East meets West.


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