IndieLisboa and Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency, in partnership with Fundação Oriente e a Casa de Portugal em Macau, present yet again a showcase of Portuguese cinema in Macao, de 30 de Junho a 2 de Julho, at Cinemateca Paixão, with nine films, as part of celebrations of the month of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities in Macao and Hong Kong.
The three-day program kicks off with Cinema, Manoel de Oliveira and Me, a feature film by João Botelho, a tribute to a master which premiered in 2016 at IndieLisboa and Locarno.
On Saturday, July 1st, takes place the first short programme that includes the award-winning Macabre by Jerónimo Rocha and João Miguel Real, Campo de Víboras by Cristèle Alves Meira, and Pedro by André Santos and Marco Leão, which recently won the award for best queer short film at the Provincetown International Film Festival. Also on the same day, the evening program is reserved for Sérgio Tréfaut’s fiction/essay feature Treblinka, which won the jury prize for best Portuguese feature film at the IndieLisboa festival in 2016.
On Sunday, July 2nd, the day begins with a second short film program comprised of Ascension by Pedro Peralta, Swallows by Sofia Bost and The Hunchback by Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers, the latter being the winner of the best Portuguese short film award at IndieLisboa in 2016.
The showcase ends at night with the presentation of I Was in Lisbon and Remembered You, by José Barahona, an adaptation of the homonymous novel by the Brazilian Luiz Ruffato.
Margarida Moz, director of Portugal Film, presents all screenings. The afternoon screenings take place at 6:00 pm and in the evening at 7:30 pm, all of free admission and all films are screened with english subtitles.
Friday, June 30th
Cinema, Manoel de Oliveira and Me, by João Botelho (81’)
Saturday, July 1st
Macabre, by Jerónimo Rocha and João Miguel Real (20’)
Campo de Víboras, by Cristèle Alves Meira (20’)
Pedro, by André Santos and Marco Leão (20’)
Treblinka, by Sérgio Tréfaut (61’)
Sunday, July 2nd
Ascension, by Pedro Peralta (18’)
Swallows, by Sofia Bost (15’)
The Hunchback, by Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers (30’)
I Was in Lisbon and Remembered You, by José Barahona (95’)