Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


Starting the week with Looking for Homeland, Abel Ferrara, José Miguel Ribeiro, and many films in Competition!

We start the week at LEFFEST with a busy day, full of unique sessions and premières, bul also of intimate moments with several guest directors. 

The opening of thematic programme Looking for Homeland will take place this Monday, in a very special session featuring the attendance of and a conversation among the programme’s curators Alexey Artamonov, Denis Ruzaev and Ines Branco Lopez. The rare documentaries The House is Black, by Forough Farrokhzad, and Order, by Jean-Daniel Pollet, will be screened in a unique joint session, establishing a parallel between disease and social exclusion. The session will take place in Espaço Nimas at 9h30PM

Additionally, the following screenings happen in Espaço Nimas: Two of Damien Manivel’s films, Takara - The Night I Swam and The Park will be screened in the same session, at 2PM

Grear Patterson’s Giants Being Lonely, inserted in the Official Selection in Competition, will be exhibited at 5PM, followed by a conversation with the director. 

Oliver Laxe’s Fire Will Come, inserted in the Official Selection in Competition, will be exhibited at 7h15PM, also followed by a conversation with the director. 

Meanwhile, Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, in Sintra, will host two sessions for schools (sold out) featuring films by José Miguel Ribeiro within the Educational Programme, and later screen the following films: 

At 3PMAtlantis, by Valentyn Vasyanovych, in Competition. 

At 6PM, The Criminal Man, by Dmitry Mamuliya, in Competition.

At 9PMPatrick, by Gonçalo Waddington, attended by director and cast. 

At 9h30PMAntichrist, by Lars Von Trier, within the tribute to Willem Dafoe. 

Simultaneously, Lusófona University hosts three very special sessions:

At 3PM, Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini, followed by a conversation with the director. 

At 6PMLower City, by Sérgio Machado, is shown as Wagner Moura’s choice, who will attend the session to give a Masterclass. 

And, to finish off the day at Lusófona, LEFFEST screens Otar Iosseliani’s Chant d’hiver at 9PM, followed by a conversation with film critic and historian Bernard Eisenschitz.
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