“Goddesses & Demonesses”: BLANCA LI’s show at the New York City Center

The Spanish choreographer, dancer, actress and filmmaker, Blanca Li, a guest of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in its 2013 edition, presents her show Goddesses & Demonesses at the New York City Center in three performances, on March 30, 31st and April 1st.

ENRIQUE VILA-MATAS’ new novel just released in Spain

The Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas, a guest of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in 2012 and 2016, has just released a new novel in Spain, Mac y su contratiempo / Mac and his drawback [title translated freely].

PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI: Mozart, Schumann and his film “Warsaw is my name” in the new work “Fantasies”

In the new CD and DVD, Fantasies, Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski interprets Mozart and Schumann and releases his film Warsaw is my name, which was screened in a world premiere in the 2016 edition of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival.

JEAN-PIERRE LÉAUD: Career Retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Jean-Pierre Léaud, from Antoine Doinel to Louis XIV is the title of the 20 film career retrospective the Film Society of Lincoln Center dedicates, from March 29 to April 6, to Jean-Pierre Léaud, the iconic actor and spirit of the nouvelle vague, a guest of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in 2016, which paid him a tribute.

BARBET SCHROEDER: Complete Retrospective at the POMPIDOU CENTRE in April

The Pompidou Centre will dedicate a complete retrospective to the work of Barbet Schroeder, in his presence, from April 21st to June 11. Schroeder was a guest of the 2015 edition of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, which paid him a tribute.

BULLE OGIER and MARIA DE MEDEIROS in the play “An Impossible Love” at the Odéon Theatre in Paris

Bulle Ogier and Maria de Medeiros will share the stage of the Odéon Theatre in Paris, from February 25 till March 26, in the play Un Amour Impossible / An Impossible Love, a theatrical adaptation of Christine Angot’s novel, adapted by the author herself and staged by Célie Pauthe.

YASMINE HAMDAN’s new solo album out in March

The Lebanese singer, songwriter and actress, Yasmine Hamdan, a guest of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in two editions, will release a new solo album, Al Jamilat (“The Beautiful Ones”), on March 17, through the prestigious Belgian label Crammed Discs.

PHILIPPE PARRENO: “A Time Coloured Space” at the Serralves Museum

The French artist Philippe Parreno, a guest of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in 2014 and 2016, presents A Time Coloured Space, a major exhibition occupying the entire building of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, in Porto, between February 3rd and May 7.

About LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival

We take great pride in our past, but we make a clear commitment to the future, with a high quality programme, that is innovative as always. And on its 11th edition, which will take place from the 17th to the 26th of November, 2017, the LEFFEST is about to bring together, once more, the best of the Seventh Art. But that’s not all. The Festival is, as always, is invested on the interconnection of different cultural offers - from cinema to literature, music or the plastic arts – and asserts itself as a favorable environemnt for the reflection and discussion of the main current topics.
More than displaying films, the LEFFEST wants to offer the audience the chance to confront ideas, to make their voices heard, by participating in the reflections and life experience of the filmmakers, thinkers and writers.

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 2017, 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.

With a programme that was carefully selected by people who live and breathe cinema, the 2017 LEFFEST places Lisbon, Sintra and the country once more in the tour of the major film festivals in the world.
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