Screenings of Award-Winning Films at LEFFEST’19

There’s still time to watch (or rewatch) our 13th edition Award-Winning films at the Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival!

News: PJ Harvey in A Dog Called Money, by Seamus Murphy

The film marking the latest collaboration among musical icon PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy is A Dog Called Money, which gets its name from one of PJ Harvey’s songs in the album, and brings to Portugal the award-winning photographer and director Seamus Murphy.

Murphy will attend both sessions:
Saturday, 23th, at 6PM, at Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval Sunday, 24th, at 2h30PM at Espaço Nimas, followed by a conversation with the director.

The Whistlers / Official Selection Out of Competition

The captivating noir thriller The Whistlers, by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, will be screened this Saturday, the 23rd, at Espaço Nimas, attended by the director, and on Sunday, the 24th, in Sintra’s Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval.

Les Misérables / Official Selection Out of Competition

Les Misérables, winner of the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and inserted in the Official Selection - Out of Competition at LEFFEST’19, will be screened on Sunday, the 24th, at Lisbon’s Espaço Nimas

“Ladj Ly’s first feature is an urgent and consuming film in ebullition, but also an extremely dense film that must be unfolded.”  
- Cahiers du Cinéma

The Wonders, by Alice Rohrwacher / Tributes and Retrospectives

Alice Rohrwacher is in Portugal as LEFFEST'19 pays a tribute to her work. Her films Corpo Celeste (2011) and  Happy as Lazzaro (2018) have been screened on Friday.

Her second feature, titled The Wonders, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival, will be screened on Sunday, 24th, at 3PM, in Lusófona University. 

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 13th edition, which will take place from the 15th to the 24th of November, 2019, 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 retrospectives 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 2019, 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 2019 LEFFEST places Lisbon, Sintra and the country once more in the tour of the major film festivals in the world.
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