La 19ma edizione di IndieLisboa punta i riflettori sui film portoghesi
- A partire da domani, il festival presenterà un programma che vanta il maggior numero di produzioni portoghesi nel suo Concorso nazionale fino ad oggi
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IndieLisboa is about to return to its original format for a 19th edition set to unspool between 28 April and 8 May. This is finally happening after two years of summer editions, a shift that was made owing to the pandemic. The festival has now revealed its complete programme, following the prior announcement of a Doris Wishman retrospective at the Cinemateca, as well as the make-up of the IndieMusic section and the Silvestre and International Competitions.
The highlight of this year’s 250-strong film selection is the extensive national presence that permeates all sections. First off, the National Competition will present a total of nine feature films – the highest number to date. This selection includes titles such as Dry Ground Burning [+leggi anche:
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Sixteen short films have also been selected for the National Competition. This section will present works by Pedro Neves Marques, Ico Costa, Ágata de Pinho, Pedro Cabeleira, Francisco Queimadela and Mariana Caló, Janine Gonçalves, Maria Inês Gonçalves, Falcão Nhaga, Mafalda Salgueiro, Francisco Lacerda, Ary Zara, Bernardo De Jeurissen, Duarte Amaral Netto, Inês Luís, Isabel Aboim Inglez and Francisco Valente.
Further to this, most of IndieLisboa’s Special Screenings highlight Portuguese productions. For example, the festival will boast the world premiere of two films directed by João Botelho: a documentary about Álvaro Cunhal (O Jovem Cunhal) and A Film Like This a cinematic adaptation of Alexandre O’Neill’s Uma Coisa em Forma de Assim.
The opening and closing films, also part of the Special Screenings, once again help to set the tone for this year’s strong national presence. The festival will start off with a double bill: two films restored by the Filmar Project, run by the Cinemateca Portuguesa. These movies will take the audience on a trip to several Portuguese regions, during different decades – they are Albufeira, a short film from the 1960s directed by António Macedo, and José Álvaro de Morais’ Zéfiro, from the 1990s.
To close the festival, also imbuing the event with a feeling of embarking on a journey, IndieLisboa will screen Pedro [+leggi anche:
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IndieLisboa will take place at the Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Cinema Ideal and Biblioteca Palácio Galveias.
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