The first two films to pass on this third day of the festival, at 2.30 pm, are Futures Market by Mercedes Alvarez (Culturgest's Small Auditorium), a documentary brilliantly composed with an environment of extraordinary art by Michelangelo and a post-modern composition of spaces which opens with the abandonment and demolition of an old house, and Beauty by Carolin Schmitz (Screening Room 1 of Cinema Londres), which brings together a series of interviews with several people who share a common denominator: plastic surgery.
The session World Pulse Shorts 2 takes place in São Jorge Cinema's Screening Room 3, at 4 pm. International Competition Shorts 4 will be screened at 5.15 pm in Culturgest's Small Auditorium and National Competition Shorts 2 in the Large Auditorium at 6.15 pm.
Today begins the Swiss Cinema – A Band Apart with Emile From 1 To 5 and Stupid Boy by Lionel Baier. The Special Sessions' Focus: Happy Birthday Viennale – Five Decades Within Five Films opens with Vera Chytilová's Daisies, representing the 60's and screening at 7.45 pm, in Culturgest's Small Auditorium.
In the IndieMusic section, Neil Young Journeys by Jonathan Demme screens at 6 pm, at Manoel de Oliveira Screening Room, at São Jorge Cinema. Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes Of Sigridur Níelsdóttir byIngibjörg Birgisdóttir, Kristin Björk Kristjánsdóttir and Orri Jónsson screens with R. Stevie Moore - Tape to Disc by Nuno Monteiro, will be São Jorge Cinema, Screening Room 3, at 9.45 pm. At midnight, in the same room, you can watch Wild Thing by Jérôme Missolz - a rock documentary that is both a re-invention of memory as a lonely and pathetic parade of stars from Elvis to Sid Vicious.
Screening in Londres Cinema, Screening Room 2, at 6.45 pm, Rua Aperana 52 by Julio Bressane, last year's Independent Hero, is a musical landscape on a street corner in Rio, which uses photographs taken by Bressane's parents and from his own films, covering a period of nearly a century fiction. "Aperana" means "wrong road". A fiction about a fiction.Totem by Jessica Krummacher (Film London, Room 2, at 21.15) tells the story of young Fiona, 23-years-old, hired by a German family as a maid because of the unstable emotional state of Claudia, the mother of family.
At 9.30 pm, at Culturgest's Large Auditorium the end of the world happens with Abel Ferrara's 4:44 Last Day on Earth. Shanyn Leigh and Willem Dafoe are the protagonist couple, who accept the end of their days, but choose to enjoy the last moments their own way.