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.

2016

Daniel Rosenfeld

Director

Daniel Rosenfeld (Buenos Aires) wanted to be a pianist composer, but ended up making films.

2016

Nele Wohlatz

Director

Born in Hannover, Germany, in 1982, Nele Wohlatz studied Set Designing at the HfG Karlsruhe in that country.

2016

Peter Braatz

Director

Peter Braatz was born in 1959 in Solingen, Germany. He is also creating under the pseudonym Harry Rag. From 1977 to 2012 he has been a singer and songwriter in the punk band S.Y.P.H., one of the first in Germany.

2016

Adam Thirlwell

Writer

Adam Thirlwell is a British novelist born in London in 1978. He is the assistant editor of Areté, a triquarterly art magazine, and a columnist for newspapers ESQUIRE and THE GUARDIAN.

2016

Luc Sante

Writer

Luc Sante was born in Verviers, Belgium, he is the author of several works

2016

Dorota Maslowska

Writer

Dorota Maslowska was born in Wejherowo, Poland, in 1983. At the age of 17, excerpts from her diary were published in the magazine Twój Styl

2016

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Actor

Jean-Pierre Léaud was discovered by François Truffaut, who had him play the young hero Antoine Doinel in the film 400 Blows

2016

Marthe Keller

Actress

Marthe Keller (Basel, Switzerland) is the example of an artist who knows no geographical or artistic borders.

2016

Sophie Semin

Actress

After studying Law at Université de Paris II and at Institut Français de la Mode, Sophie Semin worked for three years with Designer Yohji Yamamoto

2016

Marisa Paredes

Actress

The artistically daring Spanish actress Marisa Paredes has worked with numerous internationally acclaimed directors

2016

Golshifteh Farahani

Actress

Golshifteh Farahani was born in the Iranian capital of Tehran to a family of artists, showing remarkable musical talent from the age of five and taking piano and voice classes.

2016

Valentina Lodovini

Actress

From Umbertide, in the Italian region of Umbria, Valentina Lodovini studied at the School of Dramatic Arts in Perugia

2016

Andrea Renzi

Actor

Director and actor Andrea Renzi (Rome, 1963) began his theatrical activities at fourteen alongside Mario Martone.

2016

Lucie Lucas

Actress

Born in Asnières-sur-Seine, Lucie Lucas is a French model and actress. She revealed a talent for writing early in her life and began to take acting lessons at a mere nine years of age.

2016

Chema Prado

Personality

Chema Prado is one of the most well-known names in the international film scene, he was the director of the Spanish Cinemathèque for almost thirty years.

2016

Miguel Marías

Critic / Essayist

Miguel Marías is a Spanish economist and film critic. Since 1992 he has been head of the Studies Service at the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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