Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


Edition 2018


Edgar Pêra - Director

Edgar Pêra

Edgar Pêra is «different than everything we know about Portugal» (Olaf Moller, Film Comment e Cinemascope). Filmmaker, active for over three decades, (more than a hundred projects for cinema, TV, BD, internet, and trans-media), Edgar Pêra is the director of “personal, ironic, satirical, poetic, controversial and unclassifiable” films, such as A Cidade de Cassiano, Manual de Evasão LX 94, A Janela (Maryalva Mix), Movimentos Perpétuos (Cine-Tributo Carlos Paredes), Punk Is Not Daddy, Rio Turvo and O Barão, amongst others. Pêra was the Independent Hero in Indie Lisboa in 2006 and received the award Pasolini for his career (along with Alejando Jodorowsky and Fernando Arrabal). The Cork Festival organised, in 2011, the most complete retrospective of his work to the date. 
Pêra has regularly written about cinema and comics in the weekly O Dependente, and has collaborated with several newspapers and magazines. The film, O Espectador Espantado, continuation of Cinesapiens, deserved its world premiere in Cannes and continues to be presented in several festivals around the world.

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