«Maybe we have to wait until 2022»

    Porto/Post/Doc: Festival Director Dario Oliveira speaks on the 2020 adaptation of the much loved Porto-based film festival.

    The 2020 Porto/Post/Doc meets in hybrid form between 20 – 29 November 2020. From Porto, Portugal and the world, Porto/Post/Doc holds the usual competitions (International Competition and Cinema Novo Competition), which aim to reveal the most hidden pearls of contemporary cinema, as well as supplemental programming covering local cinema, music, and more

    Before launching, Modern Times Review spoke with its Director, Dario Oliveira on the challenges and opportunities faced in the year of COVID-19.

    Can you discuss the themes present at this year’s festival?
    The festival presents a special program around the theme of the life and death of cities, discussing ideologies, social problems, all that in the program «The After City», with a selection of films that aims to reflect some of the problems about the city, from modernity to the present day and including two beautiful Portuguese gems The Invention of Love from António Campos and Colossal Youth from Pedro Costa. A shortlist that runs through both visions of filmmakers consecrated to the history of cinema and other filmmakers still to be discovered, and events as striking as rural exodus, migration, war, or ghettofication. Along with films, we have like in previous editions the «Forum of the Real», an international meeting that aims to think and discuss contemporary cinema. In 2020, the forum will present three roundtables with guest speakers that will discuss in 3 panels The After City: Historie(s) of City, Imagined Cities, . . .

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