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Monte Hellman (1929-2021) - When the director was honored by LEFFEST

“A great cinematic artist and a minimalist poet” - these were the words of Quentin Tarantino when he handed over the Special Golden Lion, in Venice, to Monte Hellman, attributed to Road to Nowhere (2010). Hellman, who was admitted to the Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Desert, California a couple of days ago, died this morning.

About LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival

In 2021, LEFFEST will return to Lisbon and Sintra for another surprise-filled edition, from November 11th through the 205th.
Committed to a selection delivering the best of contemporary film production, the 14th edition of LEFFEST’s program will transcend the limits of cinema by bridging it with other arts and disciplines. As always, the audience may expect varied activities, the presence of important figures in the fields of art and culture, as well as the creation of a debate platform, translating the interdisciplinary engagement which has become the event’s trademark.

From the beginning, LEFFEST has hosted big names such as Francis F. Coppola, David Lynch, Bernardo Bertolucci, Agnès Varda, Emir Kusturika, Lucrecia Martel, James Gray, Lucrecia Martel, Wim Wenders, David Cronenberg, Nan Goldin, Pedro Almodóvar, Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Nanni Moretti, Werner Schroeter, Léos Carax, Abel Ferrara, Piotr Anderszewski, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Teresa Villaverde, Isabelle Huppert, Don DeLillo, John Berger, Peter Handke, Wagner Moura, Maria João Pires, Fanny Ardant, Robert Pattinson, Monica Bellucci, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Alice Rohrwacher, Willem Dafoe, among many others.

Stay tuned for more exciting news!
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