LEFFEST‘21 says goodbye to Lisbon and Sintra – And promises to return

On November 21, we reached the end of our programming in Lisbon and Sintra: LEFFEST’21 says farewell and promises to return. For now, we travel up North: until the 24th of this month, there will be screenings of some of the most decisive works of LEFFEST ‘21 at Cinema NOS NorteShopping. And next year, who knows what surprises our festival has in store for its attendees…

15th Edition of LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival: Palmarés 2021

The winners of the 15th edition of LEFFEST have been announced.

“Culture in prisons” – a conversation with J. M. Coetzee and Ines Branco López

J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and president of the jury for this year’s LEFFEST and Ines Branco López, one of the festival’s curators, come together for a special session on Sunday, November 21st, at 10h00 at Cinema Medeia Nimas.  

The conversation is centered on the topic “Culture in prisons” and will reflect on the opportunities and challenges faced by inmates concerning the access to culture and means of artistic expression.

National premiere of Pathos Ethos Logos at LEFFEST’21

It is imperative that every fifty years an object as unidentified, unaligned and unreconciled as Pathos Ethos Logos (2021) descends to Earth, in order to uncover the mutual irreducibility between words and images. Because what we have here is a cinema that makes a face at our desire to fix it in this or that sentence. A cinema too committed to the totality of the present for an “idea”, or even worse, a synopsis of it.

From November 21 to 24, LEFFEST ‘21 travels to Oporto

This year, our festival travels to the North of Portugal!

From November 21 to 24, LEFFEST arrives in Oporto for the first time, with an extension at NorteShopping. In association with Cinemas NOS, the festival’s 15th edition brings its usual excellent programming to new audiences, with some highly anticipated releases.

Rom Culture Celebration

With this special program, LEFFEST honors and celebrates Roma culture in all its artistic expressions, from dance to literature, cinema to music, and visual arts. We will travel from the Iberian Peninsula to Eastern Europe to discover the richness and deep diversity of this culture, which includes gypsies, sintis, manouche, yeniche, caló.

About LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival

In 2021, LEFFEST will return to Lisbon and Sintra for another surprise-filled edition, from November 10th through the 21th.
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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