DOCLISBOA: Doclisboa is consistent in defending diversity, matching films with audiences and surpassing the rules of the mainstream market
What is the focus of this year’s edition of DocLisboa? Is there a theme for the films selected in the festival?
DocLisboa does not centre on themes. The program has sections, retrospective and focus sections, but they are not linked to a larger theme.
This year, we present a full retrospective of Czech filmmaker Vera Chytilová, and a thematic retrospective entitled Another America – The Unique Cinema of Quebec. We also host an exhibition by Sharon Lockhart, gathering her photographic work and her films with children in Poland, and a side program on Andres Veiel, with 3 films that look at different artistic processes.
Why these and not others?
Vera Chytilová is a major figure in Czech cinematography and a surprising filmmaker, and we find her work inspiring and important.
The retrospective on Quebec cinema covers a period from 1955 until 2016, and it’s a showcase for a filmography full of diversity, with filmmakers largely unknown to the European audiences, but that opened new ways for film and documentary.
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