Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival



To finish off the last LEFFEST weekend in full, we are joined by famed British director Stephen Frears! LEFFEST’19 will screen three of his works, and Paulo Branco will join Frears in talking about “Where is Great-Britain going? Brexit and its consequences on artistic and cinematographic production”. 

To enjoy our whole weekend, we can start by heading to Sintra on Saturday, the 23rd, at 2h30PM, to watch, at Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, the British director’s series A Very English Scandal (2018), detailing the real story of Jeremy Thorpe, former leader of the British Liberal Party, and his lover Norman Scott in the 1970s.
The series, which deserved several international awards, consists in 3 60 minutes episodes, screened in the same session

Shortly after, in the same venue, at 6PM, we can continue getting to know Frears’ work through The Grifters (1990), a film inspired by Jim Thompson’s novel of the same name about Roy Dillon, a professional con man trapped between his mother and girlfriend. 

Lastly, on Sunday, the 24th, we bring Frears to Lisbon’s Espaço Nimas just at 11h30, with the screening of the classic My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), following a homossexual couple in a South London Asian community during the 1980s. 

My Beautiful Laundrette, which introduced Daniel Day-Lewis to the world and was nominated for the Academy Awards, will also introduce the talk “Where is Great-Britain going? Brexit and its consequences on artistic and cinematographic production”, between Stephen Frears and Paulo Branco, attended by other guest directors at LEFFEST’19. 

We hope that, through this retrospective, you can discover and remember one of the screen’s best directors throughout the last decades! 

Enjoy the last days at LEFFEST’19! It won’t be back for a year!

Info on tickets here.
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