There has been an intense discussion around the place of women in world culture. In a year in which the programs of many world festivals reserve a special place for women and are committed to giving visibility to their work, IndieLisboa brings back to the big screen the visions and stories of different women. From the life stories from entirely different places, to matriarchal utopias, to gender diversity, humor and love, the focus on the work of one of the most important artists of French cinema, there are several stories here that open up space to talk and discover female creation.
Jessica Forever, by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel (in the picture)
4 SATURDAY, 21:30, CULTURGEST GA
6 MONDAY, 18:30, CINEMA IDEAL
Recently, the Cahiers du cinéma magazine published a manifesto signed by Bertrand Mandico, Yann Gonzalez and the Vinel & Poggi duo. It is titled ‘Flamme’ and defends ‘A cinema for dreamers who sweat, monsters who cry and children who burn.’ Jessica Forever burns in this violent romanticism: in a dystopian future, bloodthirsty youths form a matriarchal family led by Jessica, the only one who has ever given them love and understanding. A first feature that mirrors the duo’s work in the short format (which is this year’s Silvestre Focus).
Don’t Work (1968-2018), by César Vayssié
3 FRIDAY, 20:30, CINEMA IDEAL
5 SUNDAY, 20:30, CINEMA IDEAL
Two students in Paris are in a relationship and conduct artistic research together. They become artists in chaotic times. The footage, without dialogue, to the sound of the hypnotic Avia X Orly’s music, combines gestures and world events, 50 years after “May 68”.
A Minha Avó Trelototó, by Catarina Ruivo
6 MONDAY, 21:15, CULTURGEST GA
8 WEDNESDAY, 18:15, CINEMA SÃO JORGE 3
«My grandmother had a strength and a love for life so great that led me to believe that some of us are able to escape death and become immortal.» Ruivo’s film is made of many different times and records about a sweet ghost that has left.
Tragam-me a Cabeça de Carmen M., by Felipe Bragança, Catarina Wallenstein
5 SUNDAY, 21:45, CINEMA SÃO JORGE SMO
7 TUESDAY, 22:30, CINEMA IDEAL
Ana, a Portuguese actress, has come to Rio de Janeiro to play the lead in a mysterious film about Carmen Miranda, the eccentric Portuguese-Brazilian actress and singer who put Brazil on the map for its samba and carnival culture.
3 Faces, by Jafar Panahi
11 SATURDAY, 16:15, CINEMA SÃO JORGE 3
Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.
Alice T., by Radu Muntean
7 TUESDAY, 17:00, CULTURGEST PA
9 THURSDAY, 10:30, CULTURGEST PA
The teenager Alice T. is far from the charming little girl her mother adopted as she was unable to have a child of her own. Alice is an endless source of problems to her mother and one day she discovers she is pregnant.
Treasure Island, by Guillaume Brac
10 FRIDAY, 10:30, CULTURGEST PA
12 SUNDAY, 14:30, CULTURGEST PA
It’s summer on an amusement park in the Paris suburbs. A land of adventures, flirting and transgression for some, a place to hide out or take a break for others. It’s like a childhood kingdom waiting to be explored, resonating with the turmoil of today’s society.
Ela é uma música, by Francisca Marvão
10 FRIDAY, 19:00, CINEMA SÃO JORGE SMO
In this documentary we walk through the forgotten female version of Portuguese rock music history. From the 1950’s to the present days, director Francisca Marvão collects various testimonies to shed light on the women who rock.
Romantic Comedy, by Elizabeth Sankey
8 WEDNESDAY, 18:30, CINEMATECA LP
Musician and writer Elizabeth Sankey investigates the past, present and future of romantic comedies, assisted by a chorus of critics, actors and filmmakers. An essay on film genre and also gender in film, allowing a reflection on idealized amorous relationships.
Donzela Guerreira, by Marta Pessoa
6 MONDAY, 14:30, CINEMA SÃO JORGE 3
11 SATURDAY, 18:00, CULTURGEST GA
Emilia is a writer, living in Lisbon in the year 1959. She is the “Damsel Warrior”, a fictional woman composed from the literary universes of Maria Judite de Carvalho and Irene Lisboa, writers of the city and the characters that inhabit it.
Les Petites Vacances, by Louise Groult
6 MONDAY, 19:15, CULTURGEST PA
8 WEDNESDAY, 19:15, CULTURGEST PA
16-year-old Charlotte meets an engaged young man on vacation, but it’s summer and she is looking for romance.
The Years, by Sara Fgaier
7 TUESDAY, 14:30, CINEMA SÃO JORGE 3
7 TUESDAY, 21:45, CULTURGEST PA
10 FRIDAY, 16:30, CULTURGEST PA
A woman gives voice to a few collected fragments of her life on the shores of Sardinia.
Cairo Affaire, by Mauro Andrizzi
3 FRIDAY, 14:30, CINEMA SÃO JORGE 3
4 SATURDAY, 21:45, CULTURGEST PA
Three spy stories: a suspicious woman in Tehran, killer animals in Cairo and an Al-Qaeda romance.