For the third consecutive year, IndieLisboa and Portugal Film, invited by Fundação Oriente’s Macao Delegation and Casa de Portugal in Macao, with the institutional support of the Portuguese Consulate in Macau and Hong Kong, Instituto Português do Oriente and XCESSU Ltd., brings to Macao a selection of Portuguese films that marked last year’s international film circuit.
This time, the program opens on Wednesday 27, with the film Amor Amor, by Jorge Cramez, a story of friends and promises of New Year. This film, which premiered at IndieLisboa 2017, in national and international competitions, is the director’s second feature film.
On the second day, Thursday 28, the show presents the documentary by Susana de Sousa Dias, Luz Obscura, which starts with photographs of the Portuguese political police to portray the way the dictatorship operated in the familiar intimacy. The film is a key document to reflect on the most obscure aspects of the Estado Novo.
This year the show ends on Friday 29 with a short film screening with four of the most successful films of the last year: Limoeiro, an animation by Joana Silva made at the Royal College of Art in London; O Homem de Trás-os-Montes, by Miguel Moraes Cabral, a fiction that begins with the well-known Guia de Portugal by Raul Proença, an historical edition, known for the literary quality of the country’s descriptions; Flores, by Jorge Jácome, one of the Portuguese films that won the most prizes in the last year in film festivals, a fiction that imagines a scenario of natural crisis in the Azores caused by an uncontrollable plague of hydrangeas; the screening ends with Gabriel Abrantes’ Os Humores Artificiais, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last year, where it won a nomination for the European Film Awards, tells the story of an Indian girl from Mato Grosso in Brazil who falls in love by a robot. Margarida Moz, IndieLisboa programmer, will present the screenings.