ROBERT PATTINSON in conversation in COSMOPOLIS and GOOD TIME sessions

Robert Pattinson will attend two sessions of films in which he starred. The session of GOOD TIME is sold out but there are still places left for the one of COSMOPOLIS, in Sintra, where Pattinson will be present for a conversation after the screening.

Enrique Vila-Matas: Conference / Performance with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

This edition of LEFFEST – Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival features the presence of the Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas for a conference / performance: Radicalmente No Original [Bastian Schneider], Radically in the original [Bastian Schneider], in the original, with the intervention of the prestigious French artist Dominique Gonzalez- Foerster.

DAVID LYNCH in TWIN PEAKS' tunnel of time

It happened again. Twenty five years later, David Lynch returns to Twin Peaks to walk through the tunnel of time, between the past and the present, both of his characters and of his actors. LEFFEST screens the two parts that form the first of the 18 episodes of this mythical series.

Patrice Chéreau adapts CONRAD in GABRIELLE with ISABELLE HUPPERT

Isabelle Huppert is Gabrielle in a free adaptation of a novel by Joseph Conrad (The Return) by Patrice Chéreau, who films the disintegration of a Parisian bourgeois couple during the Belle Époque.

THE RUSSIAN POETS & The Revolution: films, readings & debates

This 11th edition of Leffest dedicates a Special Session to the Russian Literature after 100 years of the revolution (1917).

MANUEL VILARIÑO: a poetics of photography in SER LUZ

Based on texts by philosopher Alberto Ruiz de Samaniego, José Manuel Mouriño builds a documentary Manuel Vilariño. Ser Luz,
about Galician photographer and poet Manuel Vilariño and the singular poetics of his photographic work.

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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