Tributes to GODARD and SKOLIMOWSKI on the 10th Lisbon Estoril Film Festival
The work of director JEAN-LUC GODARD will be in evidence during the 10th edition of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, which will take place this year from November 4 to 13.
GODARD and SKOLIMOWSKI circa 1965
Godard and Skolimowski, to whom the LEFFEST’16 pays tributes, had both two films in the line-up of the 1965 New York Film Festival. In the paragraph transcribed ahead, Michal Oleszczyk writes about that double presence, mentioning a significant detail revealing an already long elective affinity between the two filmmakers.
GOLDEN LION for Lifetime Achievement to JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI at the Venice Film Festival
The Polish director, producer and screenwriter (and also actor) Jerzy Skolimowski, a guest of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in two editions and whose most recent feature, 11 Minutes, won the Best Movie Award Jaeger-LeCoultre at the LEFFEST’15, will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival, which will take place between August 31 – September 10.
“THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ”, the new film by WIM WENDERS, in competition at the Venice Film Festival
The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, the new film by the renowned German filmmaker, producer, photographer and author Wim Wenders, a guest of the LEFFEST’15, is one of the titles running for the Golden Lion at the 73rd edition of the Venice International Film Festival.
BENOÎT JACQUOT presents his new work, "NEVER EVER", out of competition at the Venice Film Festival
The acclaimed French director Benoît Jacquot, a guest of the LEFFEST in the last two editions, presents his new film, Never Ever, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel The Body Artist, out of competition at the 73rd edition of the Venice International Film Festival.
About Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival
The LEFFEST provides these reflections and experiences both on the screen – through a diverse programming that includes both prestigious and emerging film productions – and live, in the several artistic displays, masterclasses, debates and symposiums programmed for each edition. The Festival ensures the best movie selection for the competition and the projection of fundamental authors in the history of cinema and young emerging filmmakers.
The LEFFEST innovates, but it also keeps what defines it: unveiling new talents, paying tribute the notable personalities, through restrospectives or complete displays, and giving voice to rare filmmakers, those who kept their production immune to the pressures of the film industry; exhibiting creations by artists whose works are strongly associated with cinema; opening new roads and audiences for the Portuguese film industry.
In 2016, the LEFFEST will have, as always since its first edition, the presence of international stars - renowned figures in the current world of cinema, arts, literature, music, thought – who will share their knowledge and experience with the audience, through conferences, masterclasses, workshops, performances, debates, exhibits and shows.
This year we’ll actively use venues such as Centro Cultural de Cascais, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Casino Estoril, CCB, the Medeia Monumental and Nimas movie theaters, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Mãe d’Agua and the D. Maria II National Theater, whose quality and versatility ensure the success of this event and allow the festival a closer engagement with the dynamics of both cities, their inhabitants and those who visit us.
With a programme that was carefully selected by people who live and breathe cinema, the 2016 Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival places Lisbon, the Estoril coastline and the country once more in the tour of the major film festivals in the world.