After last year, a strong relationship with Turismo de Macau was established, with a desire to bring the best films of the territory to an audience that knows it through the work of directors such as Ivo Ferreira, João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata. This year, our intention is to continue this partnership by repeating the Macau Stories screenings, with several short films and a feature film once again.
This time, the programme of shorts was organized in order to show the diversity of cinematographic genres produced in the territory. As a way to retain an independent spirit and the continuous search for new filmmakers, four short films will be screened: a documentary – Pass On, by Benz Wong; a fiction film – Illegalist, by Penny Lam; and two animations – Between the Lies, by Lou Ka Choi and Leong Kin, and KaCha,by Deam Zhou and Sam Kin Hang.
As for the feature length film The Last Roar of a Mother Bear, director Doug Chan exposes his memories of the territory, in a film that puts in perspective the connection between love and tragedy.
This special Macanese culture cycle also extends to the premiere in Portugal of My Macau, a film-performance of Antonio-Pedro, which interconnects cinema, music and the performing arts.