Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


Edition 2015


Barbet Schroeder


Barbet Schroeder was born in 1941, in Tehran, Iran, and he grew up in Colombia.

Luis Miguel Cintra

Actor, stage director

An iconic actor and stage director in Portugal, Luís Miguel Cintra was born in Madrid, in 1949.

Jonathan Demme


The cinematic work of Jonathan Demme (1944, USA) dwells in different areas.

Wim Wenders

Director, writer, photographer

Wim Wenders is one of the most important figures in contemporary German film

Nanni Moretti


Born in 1953, Giovanni Moretti, known in cinema as Nanni Moretti, is one of the most important and awarded contemporary Italian directors

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg


Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, German filmmaker born in Nossendorf in 1935, is the author of truly unique set of works.

David Gordon Green


Green grew up in Dallas, Austin and Longview, Texas. He was “obsessed” with cinema from a very young age.

Laurie Anderson

Producer, Multimedia artist

Laurie Anderson will present at the LEFFEST her new film Heart of a Dog

Andrzej Zulawski


Polish director Andrzej Żuławski studied cinema in France and his directing career was divided between the two countries

Bruno Ganz


Bruno Ganz is a Swiss actor with an internationally acclaimed career

Elia Suleiman


Elia Suleiman is a Palestinian actor and director, born in 1960. Known for his film Divine Intervention (2002), a modern dramedy about life in occupied Palestine

Otar Iosseliani


Otar Iosseliani (1934) is a filmmaker born in Georgia, but a significant part of his career was spent in Franc

Jessica Hausner


Jessica Hausner, director and screenwriter, was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1972.

Amos Gitai


Amos Gitai, born in Haifa, in 1950, is an Israeli author and director.

Bob Byington

Director, actor

Bob Byington (Nebraska,1971) est l’un des réalisateurs du mouvement d’Austin, tout en étant également scénariste et acteur.

Sara Driver


Sara Driver is an independent director who was part of the creative wave in downtown Manhattan from the late 70s

Martín Rejtman


Writer and director Martín Rejtman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1961.

Louis Garrel

Producer, actor

Louis Garrel, born in 1983, is a French actor, son of filmmaker Philippe Garrel and actress Brigitte Sy.

Nabil Ayouch

Director, producer, writer

Nabil Ayouch is one of the most internationally acknowledged Moroccan directors

João Salaviza


João Salaviza é um realizador português premiado em diversos festivais de cinema

Kate Barker-Froyland

Director, writer

Kate Barker-Froyland is a writer and director, who graduated in directing form the University of Columbia.

Don DeLillo


Fiction, drama and essay writer, Donald Richard “Don” DeLillo (1936, USA) is the eldest son of an Italian family.

John Berger


John Berger iis one of the greatest writers of the last 50 years, with a vast work which unfolds into narrative fiction, poetry and essays

Juan Goytisolo


Juan Goytisolo is a Catalonian author and intellectual, born in 1931.

Bernardo Carvalho


Born in 1960, Bernardo Carvalho is a Brazilian writer, journalist and translator

Itamar Golan


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

Daniel Fish


Daniel Fish is an American stage director and artist

Vincent Lindon


Vincent Lindon is a French actor, born in 1959, with a career spanning over thirty years.

Natsuko Inoue


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

Vera Mantero

Dancer and Coreographer

Choreographer and dancer, Vera Mantero studied classical dancing, under Anna Mascolo’s guidance.

Sabine Azéma


Sabine Azéma, French actress, was born in Paris, in 1949.

Yasmine Hamdan


Born in Lebanon in 1976, Yasmine Hamdan is a singer, composer and actress

Laetitia Casta


Born in 1978, Laetitia Casta is a French model and actress.

José Gil


Portuguese philosopher and essayist, born in 1939, in Mozambique.

Teresa Rita Lopes

Writer and Researcher

Teresa Rita Lopes, researcher, essayist and writer, was born in 1937, in Faro.

Andrei A. Tarkovsky


Younger son of the director and Larissa Pavlovna, Andrei Andreievich is the chairman of the Andrei Tarkovsky International Institute

Pedro Gadanho

Architect and curator

Pedro Gadanho (1968) is an architect, curator and writer. He is the author of the blog Shrapnel Contemporary

Peter Pál Pelbart


Peter Pál Pelbart, born in 1956, is a Hungarian philosopher, essayist, professor and translator

Arnaud Villani


Born in 1944, Arnaud Villani is a French philosophy professor and poet.

Marie-Laure Bernadac


Marie-Laure Bernadac, born in 1950, is an honorary general curator, currently responsible for the contemporary art at the Louvre museum.

Lucienne Peiry


Lucienne Peiry was the first woman to obtain a PhD in Art History from the University of Lausanne, her birthplace.

Cédric Villani


Cédric Villani is a renowned French mathematician, born in 1973, who was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010

Louis Black


Louis Black (USA, 1948) is a producer and an important agent in the Austin film scene.

Jean Douchet


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

Françoise Davoine


Psychoanalyst and PhD in Sociology, Françoise Davoine also possesses an “agrégé” in classical languages.

Alain Fleischer


Born in 1944, in Paris, Alain Fleischer is a versatile artist, with works as a writer, director, photographer and visual artist.
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