Doclisboa announces full 2021 programme

The 19th edition of Doclisboa was unveiled its full programme for the festival taking place 21 – 31 October in Lisbon, Portugal.

The programme consists of 249 films and is composed of competitive and non-competitive sections: International Competition, National Competition, New Visions, From the Earth to the Moon, Heart Beat, Ulrike Ottinger Retrospective, Cecilia Mangini Retrospective, Cinema of Urgency, Green Years and Doc Alliance.

The International Competition features 13 films from 14 different territories. A selection with many world premieres that brings to the festival the most recent works by Elisabeth Perceval and Nicolas Klotz, Thiago B. Mendonça, Sebastian Mihăilescu, Mengqi Zhang, Aline Lata and Helena Wolfenson, Vadim Kostrov, Roberto Santaguida, Clément Abbey, Arantza Santesteban, Aïssata Ouarma, Eva Neymann, Baya Medhaffar, Thunska Pansittivorakul, and Phassarawin Kulsomboon.

Of the 46 Portuguese films selected, 11 make up the Portuguese Competition and 7 are world premieres. Anna Artemyeva, Catarina Botelho, João Lameira, Salomé Lamas, Melanie Pereira, Leonardo Mouramateus, José Oliveira and Marta Ramos, Pedro Figueiredo Neto and Ricardo Falcão, Tiago Afonso, José Vieira and Silas Tiny offer proposals that reveal different ways of thinking and acting on what surrounds us.

Doclisboa also unveils the New Visions programme: to explore the different languages of cinema, placing bold and innovative new propositions and tendencies in filmmaking into dialogue with radical moments from cinema’s past. This year, Colombian filmmaker Luis Ospina is honoured with a program that includes The Eye of the Tourist, a posthumous work, as well as two films that counted on his collaboration and inspiration.

In addition to the thematic programmes, Egyptian Women in Cinema: Perspectives from 1970 to today reflects on the Egyptian people and their struggles, both past and present. A restored copy of Nazaré, Praia de Pescadores by José Leitão de Barros. The session will be accompanied on the piano by the Portuguese composer Filipe Raposo, who will present his own score, in a world premiere.

Doclisboa will also welcome the presence of many directors, who will be in Lisbon to present their films, including Ulrike Ottinger – who will present her retrospective, Avi Mograbi, Vitaly Mansky, Helke Misselwitz, Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval, Marta Popivoda, Sergio Silva, Boris Lehman, among many others.

Find more information on the complete programme and the festival schedule – HERE

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