Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


A great last day at LEFFEST’19!

Sunday’s our last day at this 13th edition of Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival. 

And for this very special day we gather performances, talks and unique special sessions, attended by Stephen FrearsSeamus MurphyTeresa SalgueiroWagner Moura and Fanny Ardant

At this festival where we celebrate the meeting of cinema with other arts, don’t miss Teresa Salgueiro’s concert dedicated to Wenders and the play Hiroshima, My Love, by Fanny Ardant. An unforgettable day…

Our Sunday morning finds an early start with the screening of Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) just at 11h30! This film, which introduced Daniel Day-Lewis to the world, is a subversive comedy detailing the life of a young homossexual man in a South London Asian community. 

This session will encompass a conversation with Stephen Frears himself!

Frears will join us in a conversation with Paulo Branco entitled “Where is Great-Britain going? Brexit and its consequences on artistic and cinematographic production”, attended by other guest directors at LEFFEST. 

Later, at 2h30PM, we screen A Dog Called Money, a film joining iconic artist, singer and composer PJ Harvey with award-winning photographer and director Seamus Murphy, who we have the pleasure of receiving as our guest at LEFFEST’19. This session, also at Espaço Nimas, will give our audience the opportunity of meeting Seamus Murphy and ask him questions on his very interesting artistic and journalistic work

The Official Selection Out of Competition / Premières continues in Espaço Nimas at 5PM, with Les Misérables, Ladj Ly’s new film inspired by the director’s own past and showing life in suburban Paris. 

We close our night at Espaço Nimas at 9h30PM with Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse. This session is already sold out

Meanwhile, at Lusófona University, you get to watch Alice Rohrwacher’s second acclaimed feature, The Wonders, at 3PM

Still at Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, in Sintra, you will find the following sessions: 

At 4PM, we host a very special session of Wagner Moura’s film Marighella, giving you a second chance to watch this film, forbidden from Brazilian and world releases, which sold out Teatro Tivoli last week! Marighella will be presented by Wagner Moura, guest director and member of the jury at LEFFEST’19. 

At 5h30PM, we close LEFFEST’19 at Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval with the second and last screening of The Whistlers, encompassed in the Selection Out of Competition / Premières, the latest film by our dear director Corneliu Porumboiu

Besides all these singular sessions, we still have two unmissable moments at Teatro Tivoli BBVA

At 6PM, we gather to watch Teresa Salgueiro’s reunion with Wim Wenders. The singer and songwriter, ex-vocalist for the band Madredeus, will perform a concert dedicated to the German director, with whom she collaborated in his iconic film Lisbon Story. The concert will be attended by Wim Wenders in an unrepeatable, moving moment of nostalgia and remembrance

This performance will also encompass the moment when we award the prizes to the LEFFEST’19 winners, with festival director Paulo Branco and several of the festival’s international guests. 

Lastly, we close the night off at Teatro Tivoli BBVA at 9PM with Fanny Ardant’s Hiroshima, my Love. As the title points out, Ardant’s play is inspired in the “effulgent and absolute” Durasian universe which the artist has come to explore throughout her work in the last several years.

The Award-winning films chosen by the Jury will be screened in the following sessions throughout Lisbon and Sintra:

At 7PM, in Espaço Nimas, we screen the winner of the Best Film Award of LEFFEST.

At 7PM, in Lusófona University’s Sala Fernando Lopes, we screen the winner of the Jury Special Prize.

At 7h30PM, in Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, we screen the winner of Grand Jury Prize João Bénard da Costa.

With so many special events to see during our closing Sunday, it will be impossible to choose!

See you next year!

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