For the first time in its history, IndieLisboa will open and close with portuguese films: The Tree, by André Gil Mata, will be the opening screening, and Raiva by Sérgio Tréfaut will be the closing screening. With this decision the festival reinforces its position in defending the production, freedom and autonomy of portuguese cinema in opposition to commercial constraints, which is only possible by supporting public policies in the cultural sector.
Between the opening and the closing screenings, the program also includes around fifty portuguese films divided in the various sections of the festival. We highlight the work of Rino Lupo, in the documentary by Pedro Lino, and the world of the filmmaker Tonino De Bernardi that can be seen in Galileo’s Thermometer, by Teresa Villaverde. In the special screenings, we hightlight How Many Times Have You Dreamt About Me?, by Júlia Buisel, The Passenger, by Luís Alves de Matos, Edgar Pêra’s film O Homem-Pykante, and A Pedra Não Espera, by Graça Castanheira.