Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Previous editions guests

2016

Jim Jarmusch

Director

Filmmaker, screenwriter, actor and musician born in Akron, Ohio, Jim Jarmusch is the supreme and ultimate representative of “American independent films”

2016

Jerzy Skolimowsky

Director

Born in the city of Lódz in Poland, director Jerzy Skolimowski has embodied versatile talents as a filmmaker, screenwriter, poet, playwright, painter and actor

2016

Emir Kusturica

Director

Born in Sarajevo, Emir Kusturica is a filmmaker, actor and musician and the author of a singular filmography, marked by an intense magical realism, a celebration of life and cinema

2016

Agustín Diaz Yanes

Director

Spanish filmmaker, screenwriter and writer, with a background in History, Agustín Díaz Yanes begins his path in cinema by writing scripts, later adapted by other directors

2016

Teresa Villaverde

Director

Director, screenwriter and producer, Teresa Villaverde is one of the most important names of a generation of Portuguese film directors that emerged in the 1990s.

2016

Adonis

Writer

A Syrian-born poet, critic and essayist, Adonis is one of the most important Arab poets of our time.

2016

Peter Handke

Writer

Novelist, playwright, poet, essayist and screenwriter, for the last few years referenced repeatedly as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature

2016

Atiq Rahimi

Writer, Director

Writer and filmmaker, Atiq Rahimi was born in 1962, in Kabul.

2016

Martha Argerich

Pianist

A brilliant Argentinian pianist endowed with great technical mastery and a charismatic interpretative personality

2016

Piotr Anderszewski

Pianist

Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. Recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski has been singled out for several high profile awards throughout his career

2016

Pascal Bonitzer

Director

Screenwriter, director, writer and essayist Pascal Bonitzer (Paris, 1946) began his career as a cinema critic for the Cahiers du Cinéma.

2016

Robert Schwentke

Director

Born and raised in Germany, Schwentke studied comparative literature and philosophy before attending the directing program at the American Film Institute.

2016

Ron Padgett

Writer

Ron Padgett grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has lived mostly in New York since 1960. He has been the recipient of several awards

2016

André Saraiva

Artist

André Saraiva is a visual artist of Portuguese origin who began his career in the 80’s by spreading his graffiti art through the streets of Paris. He became known all over the world through his graffiti-artist alter ego, the tag Mr. A

2016

Monica Bellucci

Actress

Monica Bellucci is an internationally acclaimed Italian actress and model. She was nominated for Most Promising Actress at the 1997 César Awards for L’ Appartement by Gilles Mimouni.

2016

Benoît Jacquot

Director

For over thirty years, Benoit Jacquot has been the author of an unclassifiable work, sometimes experimental and minimalist, sometimes classical or academic, but always exciting.

2016

Itamar Golan

Pianist

Born in 1970 in Vilnius, Lithuania, Itamar Golan is a prestigious Israeli pianist.

2016

Natsuko Inoue

Pianist

Natsuko Inoue was born in Osaka, Japan, where she began her musical studies.

2016

Giada Colagrande

Director

Giada Colagrande (Pescara, Italy, 1975), began her career creating video art and directing documentaries on contemporary art.

2016

Sara Driver

Director

Born in 1955, in Westfield, New Jersey, Sara Driver is an independent director who was part of the creative wave in downtown Manhattan from the late 70’s to the 90’s.

2016

Lola Peploe

Director

Actress and director, Lola Peploe was born in England and studied English and French Literature at Oxford University.

2016

Jean Douchet

Director

Jean Douchet, born in France, in 1929, is a filmmaker, historian, critic and cinema professor.

2016

Alex Ross Perry

Director

Alex Ross Perry (1984) is a director, screenwriter and actor. He studied Cinema at New York University.

2016

Stéphanie Argerich

Director

Stéphanie Argerich is the daughter of Martha Argerich and Stephan Kovacevich. Born in Bern in 1975, she holds the Swiss, Argentinian and Belgian citizenship.

2016

Bertrand Bonello

Director

Bertrand Bonello, born in 1968, lives between Paris and Montréal. He came to cinema via music.

2016

Aaron Brookner

Director

Aaron Brookner was born in New York and began his career in the film industry as an assistant to Rebecca Miller and Jim Jarmusch.

2016

Gabe Klinger

Director

Gabe Klinger (1982) is a critic, teacher, archivist, curator, and filmmaker.
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