Hold Me Tight – Mathieu Amalric's melancholy melodrama premieres at LEFFEST’21

LEFFEST’21 is honoured to have Mathieu Amalric in the first national screening of his eighth and most recent feature film, Hold Me Tight, premiered at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

LEFFEST ‘21 highlights Portuguese cinema

Today more than ever, it is difficult, if not impossible, to give a stable stylistic definition of Portuguese cinema, a cinema that always resisted the domesticating factors of schools, movements, and “waves”. Perhaps the only limits one can impose on Portugal’s cinema production are ultimately the ones already provided by geography. And yet, decades of intense and varied cinematic production have established a fortunate disproportion between the country’s size and its significance in international arenas.

Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta to premiere at LEFFEST on November 15

A divine comedy or a comedy of the divine? One of the most controversial offerings at this year’s Cannes Festival, Paul Verhoeven’s new film has caused uproar almost everywhere. It will now have its national premiere at LEFFEST, on November 15th, at Teatro Tivoli BBVA.

Cristi Puiu to receive retrospective at LEFFEST '21

LEFFEST ’21 will host a retrospective of Cristi Puiu’s work, one of the most remarkable filmographies of contemporary European cinema.

LEFFEST '21 Program Highlights

Celebrating its 15th anniversary with an ambitious program promising to be one of its best editions ever, LEFFEST - the Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival - , will take place between Lisbon and Sintra from the 10th - 21st November.

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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