Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


Highlights of the program of 12th LEFFEST - LISBON & SINTRA FILM FESTIVAL

LEFFEST – LISBON & SINTRA FILM FESTIVAL has unveiled today, in a Press Conference, the highlights of the program of its 12th edition, which will run from the 16th to the 25th of November, in Lisbon and Sintra.

LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival, 12th Edition - First programme announcement on September 17th

Focused on cinema and its relationship with other forms of art, the programme of the 12th edition of LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival will be announced in a press conference on Monday, 17th of September, and made available on the website on the same date.


The 12th edition of LEFFEST – Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival, which will run from the 16th to the 25th of November 2018, will bring again to the cities of Lisbon and Sintra a vast program that will gather directors, actors, artists, musicians and writers to celebrate cinema. It will take place at cinemas Medeia Monumental and Espaço Nimas, and also at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, in Lisbon, and at the Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, Palácio Nacional e Jardins de Queluz, Palácio Nacional de Sintra and MU.SA – Museu das Artes de Sintra, in the town of Sintra, and at a movie theatre of NOS.

WILLEM DAFOE, a «monumental» and «unique» actor

WIILEM DAFOE, whom the Berlinale recognized with a lifetime achievement Honorary Golden Bear in its latest edition, and whom was again nominated for a Oscar this year, has been a regular presence at LEFFEST.

Fantastic Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs will do the opening of Berlin Film Festival on the15th of February. It is Anderson’s return to Berlin, where he was awarded the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize in 2012, for Grand Budapest Hotel.

Jonathan Demme – A Dedication

Jonathan Demme, to whom LEFFEST paid a tribute in 2015, beyond the great and eclectic body of work he left, was always a great enthusiast of the films by other directors, about which he always spoke in a very passionate way. P.T. Anderson, who was a great admirer (it was a reciprocal admiration) dedicates him his latest opus, Phantom Thread.
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