The 19th edition of IndieLisboa bets on Portuguese cinema

– Starting tomorrow, the event will present a program where the National Competition section will be more comprehensive than ever

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Indiesboa It is about to return to its original format for the 19th edition that was set between April 28 and May 8. This finally happens two years after the summer editions, a shift made due to the pandemic. The festival has now revealed its full program, after pre-announcing A Doris Wishman Retrospectives in Cinemateca, as well as the composition of the IndieMusic, Silvestre division and international competitions.

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The highlight of this year’s selection of 250 films is the broad national presence that permeates all sections. First, the National Competition will present a total of nine feature films – the highest number to date. This selection includes titles such as dry land burning [+lire aussi :
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Grand Prix Winner at El Real Cinema, directed by Adderley Quiros And Joanna Pimentamore Jorge Jacomi‘s supernatural [+lire aussi :
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, winner of this year’s FIPRESCI Prize in the Berlinale. The list continues, with a selection of films that feature a strong and balanced representation of both emerging and established directors on the Portuguese film scene: Manuel Mozosbehind those wallsAnd Triple Kegelstat [+lire aussi :
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by Rita Azevedo GomezAnd crisp by Pedro HenriqueAnd Paul Carnero‘s oceanic northAnd sunrise blues by Maria Roxo And Renata FerrazAnd Journey to the sunin conjunction with Susana de Souza Dias And Ansgar SchaeferAnd Ines T. ElvisPastaza water [+lire aussi :
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Sixteen short films were also selected for the National Competition. This section will display works Pedro Neves BrandsAnd Echo CostaAnd Agata de PinhoAnd Pedro CapileraAnd Francisco Quimadilla And Mariana CalloAnd Janine GoncalvesAnd Maria Ines GoncalvesAnd Falcao NhagaAnd Mafalda SalgeruAnd Francisco LacerdaAnd Ari ZaraAnd Bernardo de JuricinAnd Duarte Amaral NettoAnd Ines LouisAnd Isabel Aboim English And Francisco Valente.

Furthermore, most IndieLisboa specials highlight Portuguese productions. For example, the festival will boast the world premiere of two films directed by Joao Botelho: Documentary about Alvaro Cunhal (Oh jovum konhal) and a cinematic adaptation of Alexander O’Neill Uma Coisa em Forma de Assim.

The opening and closing films, which are also part of the specials, once again help set the tone for this year’s strong national presence. The festival will start with a double bill: two films restored by the Filmar Project, which he directs Cinematica Portuguesa. These films will take the audience on a journey to several Portuguese regions, through different decades – they are Albufeiraa short film from the sixties directed by Antonio MacedoAnd Jose Alvaro de MoraesZephyrofrom the nineties.

To close the festival, and give the feeling of being on a journey to the event, IndieLisboa . will showcase in Viagem de Pedroand Buriti Filmes (Brazil), Biônica Filmes (Brazil), Oh som e fora (Portugal) Co-production about Pedro IV of Portugal / Pedro I of Brazil, directed by Lys Bodanzki.

IndieLisboa will take place in Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Cinema Ideal and Biblioteca Palácio Galveias.

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