On our way to Cannes

With the 15th edition of IndieLisboa closure, eyes now turn to Cannes, which celebrates its 71st edition this year.

A good example is the short film Amor, Avenidas Novas by Duarte Coimbra, who after taking part in the national and international competition IndieLisboa 2018 where it won the New Talent award, now will participate in Cannes International Critics’ Week.

The short film, the first of the director, that recently graduated from the Lisbon Theatre and Cinema School, tells the story of the sweet love between Manel and Rita, as well as it exposes some of the current problems experienced in the city of Lisbon.

Duarte Coimbra’s film will not be the only presence in common with IndieLisboa, since two of our team members will travel to Cannes. Margarida Moz, short film programmer, and Michael Gaspar, feature film programmer, will participate in the film festival to make new contacts and above all to find out more about the films and the news this edition will bring to the industry and the public. Cannes International Film Festival ends on May 19th.