WILLIAM FRIEDKIN’s cinema Masterclass at the Cannes Film Festival
The American director, producer and screenwriter, William Friedkin, to whom the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival paid a tribute in 2011, will give the Cinema Masterclass of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, on May 18th, at the Buñuel Theatre, Palais des Festivals.
New films by Almodóvar, Guiraudie, Mendonça Filho, Dumont, Serra and the Dardenne brothers in CANNES 2016
Several guests of the LEFFEST present their new films in the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The feature films by Pedro Almodóvar, Julieta, Alain Guiraudie, Rester Vertical, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Aquarius, Bruno Dumont, Ma Loute, and by the Dardenne brothers, La Fille Inconnue, compete for the Golden Palm, to be chosen by a jury presided by Australian director, producer and screenwriter, George Miller.
ISABELLE HUPPERT plays “PHAEDRA(S)” at the Odéon National Theatre in Paris
The French actress Isabelle Huppert, a guest of the LEFFEST in 2008 (named then Estoril Film Festival), plays Phaedra(s) at the Odéon National Theatre, in Paris, until May 13, a play staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski, from texts by Wajdi Mouawad, Sarah Kane and J.M. Coetzee.
MIQUEL BARCELÓ with two exhibitions in PARIS
The Spanish artist Miquel Barceló, painter, sculptor and ceramist, a guest and member of the Jury of LEFFEST’s first edition, in 2007, then named European Film Festival, opened two exhibitions in Paris, at the Picasso Museum and at the National Library, running until August 28.
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.