In this segment we will be sharing some of the highlights of our programme. Here are the suggestions for November 22nd.

José Vieira – Stories of Migration

November 22 will see the continuation of the retrospective of José Vieira, the documentarian who focuses on the stories and testimonies of Portuguese immigrants in France. From 6:15 pm at Cinema Monumental, four films will be screened in sessions presented by the director himself: Souvenirs d’un futur radieux and LaPhoto dechirée, and at 9:30 pm., Les Emigrés and Le pays où l’on nerevient jamais.

IN THE WHITE CITY: Lisbon in a film-poem by ALAIN TANNER

In The White City is Alain Tanner's favorite film, the one with which he identifies the most. It will be screened, as part of the retrospective the LEFFEST dedicates to his work, on November 22nd, at 10pm, at Cinema Medeia Monumental, with the presence of Paulo Branco, the producer of the film.

Heaven's Gate: ISABELLE HUPPERT in Michael Cimino's epic

In Isabelle Huppert's career, Heaven's Gate is a key-film, since it was the first big international role of the French artist.

RODRIGO REY ROSA, the brightest living writer, according to Roberto Bolaño

This year LEFFEST is bringing Rodrigo Rey Rosa: one of the most imminent authors of Latin American literature, described by Roberto Bolaño as the most laborious, translucent and glowing writer.

John Zorn & Barbara Hannigan by MATHIEU AMALRIC

Actor & director Mathieu Amalric will be present at LEFFEST for the Three Musical Movies session, about John Zorn and Barbara Hannigan, in her two sides as an artist, soprano and conductor.

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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