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José María Riba (1952-2020)

José María Riba (1952-2020), who for many years was a member of LEFFEST’s selection committee, has passed away last Friday, in Paris, where he lived.

Luís Noronha da Costa (1942-2020)

Back in 2012, LEFFEST kicked off at Estoril Congress Center with an exhibition by Luís Noronha da Costa: The Representation of Images, a series of paintings and an art installation paying tribute to Cézanne, delivered by the plastic artist and painter for the occasion. Several of the festival’s guests attended the exhibition opening, such as actresses Fanny Ardant and Ingrid Caven, and fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro.

World Piano Days: Great Pianists at LEFFEST

For some
years now, World Piano Day is celebrated on the 88th day of the year. The chosen date refers to the number of keys on the instrument, and this year – a leap year – it takes place this Saturday, on the 28th of March.

Pierre Guyotat: Literature as Total Artwork

The French writer Pierre Guyotat (1940-2020) is one of the greatest authors in twentieth French Literature, with a unique voice. He died in Paris through last Friday night. As Azzedine Alaïa wrote (Pierre Guyotat, La matière de nos oeuvres), Guyotat “ennobled French language: with his unique writing he achieves to speak of things we don’t speak of with an enormous beauty. His writing is powerful, subtle, and different from any other writing. It is the French language in all its splendour: at the same time, popular and elaborated.”

About LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival

In 2020, LEFFEST will return to Lisbon and Sintra for another surprise-filled edition, from November 13th through the 22nd.
Committed to a selection delivering the best of contemporary film production, the 14th edition of LEFFEST’s program will transcend the limits of cinema by bridging it with other arts and disciplines. As always, the audience may expect varied activities, the presence of important figures in the fields of art and culture, as well as the creation of a debate platform, translating the interdisciplinary engagement which has become the event’s trademark.

From the beginning, LEFFEST has hosted big names such as Francis F. Coppola, David Lynch, Bernardo Bertolucci, Agnès Varda, Emir Kusturika, Lucrecia Martel, James Gray, Lucrecia Martel, Wim Wenders, David Cronenberg, Nan Goldin, Pedro Almodóvar, Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Nanni Moretti, Werner Schroeter, Léos Carax, Abel Ferrara, Piotr Anderszewski, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Teresa Villaverde, Isabelle Huppert, Don DeLillo, John Berger, Peter Handke, Wagner Moura, Maria João Pires, Fanny Ardant, Robert Pattinson, Monica Bellucci, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Alice Rohrwacher, Willem Dafoe, among many others.

Stay tuned for more exciting news!
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