The 19th edition of Doclisboa (21-31 October) launches with the motto of resistance, through a double bill reflecting on the continuity of struggle.
From Serbia, Doclisboa brings Landscapes of Resistance (dir. Marta Popivoda). In the same session, The Earth Is Still Blue When I Get Off Work (dir. Sérgio Silva)is a contemplative look at the cinematographic archive and the ephemeral nature of heritage. Later in the festival, Silva will also present a special session, curated by him, dedicated to the Brazilian Cinematheque.
The Tale of King Crab (dir. Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis) will close this year’s festival. The film, which had its world premiere in Cannes, sits in the folds of the universe of history and mythology, building a fiction upon the legend of Luciano; a complex anti-hero exiled from Italian medieval society, who leaves for Tierra del Fuego in search of treasure.
The opening of the Heart Beat section will be taken on by a-ha The Movie (dir. Thomas Robsahm, Aslaug Holm. It will also welcomes Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Jane by Charlotte. Three Portuguese title will also feature: Everything Must Go (dir. Maria João Guardão), In Eunice or a Letter to a Young Actress (dir. Tiago Durão), and Spread Through Inland (dir. António Aleixo)
The section From the Earth to the Moon will present the three episodes of the documentary Uprising (dir.Steve McQueen, James Rogan, as well as the return of Mark Cousins with The Story of Looking the Argentinian Lucas Larriera’s Channel 54. From The Earth to the Moon also includes two world premieres of Portuguese productions: Jamaika (dir. José Sarmento Matos) and From the Neighbourhood (dir. Diogo Varela Silva), a portrait of the past and present of the historic Portuguese neighbourhoods of Alfama and Mouraria.
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