Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Official Selection - Out of Competition

Festivals and Awards:

Venice Film Festival 2022 - Golden Lion for Best Film

Crew:

Screenplay: Laura Poitras and Nan Goldin
Production: Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov, Clare Carter, John Lyons 
Cinematography: Nan Goldin

All The Beauty and the Bloodshed

A film by Laura Poitras

Back
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic and emotional story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin and her efforts to hold Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler Family, accountable for the opioid epidemic.

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, the film interweaves Goldin’s past and present, the deeply personal and urgently political, from P.A.I.N.’s actions at renowned art institutions to Goldin’s photography of her friends and peers through her epic “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” and her legendary 1989, NEA-censored AIDS exhibition, Witness: Against Our Vanishing.

The story talks about P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), a group Goldin founded that specifically targets museums and other arts institutions to hold the art community accountable for its collaboration with the Sackler family and its well-publicized financial support of the arts. At the core of the film are Goldin’s art works The Ballad of Sexual DependencyThe Other SideSisters, Saints and Sibyls; and Memory Lost.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed was the winner of the Golden Lion of 2022, the top prize of Venice International Film Festival. The film is part of the official selection of the 2022 edition of the LEFFEST.
  • Cast:

    Nan Goldin, Marina Berio, Robert Suarez
  • Original Title:

    All The Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Country:

    United States of America
  • Year:

    2022
  • 113’ EN, Subtitles: PT

Festivals and Awards:

Venice Film Festival 2022 - Golden Lion for Best Film

Crew:

Screenplay: Laura Poitras and Nan Goldin
Production: Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov, Clare Carter, John Lyons 
Cinematography: Nan Goldin

Schedule

Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval Acácio Barreiros Auditorium

preceded by the Awards Ceremony
6€

Director

Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1964. She is a filmmaker, journalist, and artist. Citizen Four (2014) her third in a trilogy of films about post 9/11 America, won an Oscar for Best Documentary, as well as awards from BAFTA, the Independent Spirit Awards, and the Director’s Guild of America. Part one of the trilogy, My Country, My Country (2006), about the occupation of Iraq, was nominated for an Academy Award. Part two, The Oath (2010), on the Guantánamo Bay prison, was nominated for two Emmy awards. Poitras is also the recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship. She worked on a series of immersive installations for her first solo museum exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Poitras was a guest of the 2014 edition of the LEFFEST. The director came to present her movie CitizenFour and, in the process, met Nan Goldin who was part of the jury of that year's FEstival. As they both have stated in interviews this was the start of a friendship and collaboration that would result in the creation of Laura Poitras latest work All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (2022). The movie was the big winner of this year's Venice International Film Festival, taking home the Golden Lion prize.
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