Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Thematic programmes - International Symposium: Resistances

Awards:

Carl Foreman Award for Most Promising Newcomer – BAFTA
FIPRESCI Award in Un Certain Regard Section – Cannes Film Festival
Caméra d’Or – Cannes Film Festival
Discovery Award – Toronto Film Festival Gucci Award – Venice Film Festival

Crew:

Director: Steve McQueen
Screenwriter: Steve McQueen, Enda Walsh
DOP: Sean Bobbitt
Production: Blast! Films, Film4, Channel Four Film

Hunger

A film by Steve McQueen

Back
In 1981, Bobby Sands, a young twenty-seven-year-old man from the Irish Republican Army detained in Northern Ireland’s Maze Prison, begins a hunger strike to protest the British government’s refusal to recognize captured members of the IRA as political prisoners. As McQueen reveals Bobby’s last living days in prison, we witness what a man is willing to endure to make his voice heard.
  • Cast:

    Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw
  • Original Title:

    Hunger
  • Country:

    Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Year:

    2008
  • 96 min Subtitles PT

Awards:

Carl Foreman Award for Most Promising Newcomer – BAFTA
FIPRESCI Award in Un Certain Regard Section – Cannes Film Festival
Caméra d’Or – Cannes Film Festival
Discovery Award – Toronto Film Festival Gucci Award – Venice Film Festival

Crew:

Director: Steve McQueen
Screenwriter: Steve McQueen, Enda Walsh
DOP: Sean Bobbitt
Production: Blast! Films, Film4, Channel Four Film

Schedule

Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval Auditorium Acácio Barreiros

Hunger, Steve McQueen (2008)
Presented by Juan Branco

Director

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen (London, 1969) is a director, screenwriter and artist. After studying art in London, he went into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Meanwhile, he directed short-films such as Bear (1993) and Exodus (1997). His art work was displayed in countless museums, from the Guggenheim to the Tate Gallery, winning the Turner Prize in 1999. With the release of his first feature, Hunger (2008), McQueen won a myriad of awards and was applauded at the most varied film festivals. Since then, he kept directing films such as Shame (2011), internationally renowned, and 12 Years a Slave (2013), earning him three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Recently, McQueen released Widows (2018) and is currently shooting miniseries Small Axe.
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