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    Doclisboa returns to close its 18th edition with physical screenings

    After an extensive journey of readjustment, doclisboa finally returns returns to Lisbon’s Culturgest with the last screenings of its 18th edition.

    From 5 to 10 May, doclisboa will welcome the renowned filmmaker James Benning with the international premiere of a restored Grand Opera: An Historical Romance. Also of note will be the world premiere of Joana Pontes’ Visions of Empire.

    doclisboa’s closing ceremony will be held on 10 May with the announcement of Fernando Lopes Award winner and the screening of Ulrike Ottinger’s latest film, Paris Calligrammes. Also revealed at the closing ceremony will be new features for the 19th edition, which will take place between 21 and 31 October 2021, and for which the call for entries is running until June 30.

    18th doclisboa closing programme

    • Visions of Empire (dir. Joana Pontes) – Portugal
    • Grand Opera: An Historical Romance (dir. James Benning) – Canada, USA
    • Fé, Esperança e Caridade (dir. Maria João Rocha) – Portugal
    • Enterrado na Loucura – Punk em Portugal 78-88 – A Segunda Vaga (dir. Hugo Conim, Miguel Newton) – Portugal
    • Mata-Ratos Live at the Linda-a-Velha Academy (dir. Patrick Mendes) – Portugal
    • Paris Calligrammes (dir. Ulrike Ottinger) – Germany
    • From My Window (dir. Pedro Cabral) – Portugal
    • Me More (dir. Ángel Montero) – Spain
    • Cristina (dir. Olívia Guerra) – Portugal
    • 42.ZE.66 (dir. Eduardo Saraiva) – Portugal
    • Moving Tide (dir. Francisca Alarcão) – Portugal
    • Terraforming (dir. Ricardo Moreira) – Portugal
    • Watered Plague (dir. Tomás Abreu) – Portugal
    • A Bird Hovering Through the Dancing Trees (dir. Irina Oliveira) – Portugal, UK
    • Recollections of Life (dir. João Pedro Barriga) – Portugal
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