Filming Literature at Lisboa 5L

From the short story to the novel, the Cinema Cycle Filming Literature presents a selection of films adapted from different works and literary genres. An exclusive programme created in partnership between IndieLisboa and the festival Lisboa 5L, which starts today, May 5.

Lisboa 5L is a literary festival that takes place in Lisbon between May 5 and 9 and proposes to celebrate  Language, Literature, Books, Bookshops and Reading. Our collaboration with Lisboa 5L started during last year’s edition of IndieLisboa, where films related to the the 5 Ls that give name to the festival (in Portuguese) were presented.

This year, we extend our partnership and program the cinema cycle that is part of the 2021 edition of the literary festival. Sessions take place between May 5 and 9, at Cinema Ideal, at 6:15pm, with presentations by specialist guests. 


5 May | Uma abelha na chuva

By Fernando Lopes, Portugal, 1971, 76’

Adapted from a Romance by Carlos de Oliveira

Presentation: João Botelho 


May 6| Apocalypse Now

By Francis Ford Coppola, USA, 1979/2019, 182′

Adapted from a Novella Coração das Trevas de Joseph Conrad

Presentation: Mário Avelar


May 7  | Chicken with Plums

By Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud,France, 2011, 91′

Adapted from a Graphic Novel by Marjane Satrapi

Presentation: Joana Mosi


May 8 | Suddenly, Last Summer 

By Joseph Mankiewicz,USA, 1959, 114′

Adapted from a Play  by  Tennessee Williams

Presentation: José Bertólo


May 9 | Blow-up

By MichelangeloAntonioni, Italy, Great Britain, 1966, 111’

Adapted from a Short Story  by Júlio Cortázar 

Presentation: Patrícia Portela


Tickets and further information: Lisboa 5L e Cinema Ideal