LISBON, happy and sad city

João Trabulo

IndieLisboa 2022 •

Portugal, Documentary, 2022, 90′

In the 1950s, Victor Palla and Manuel Costa, two architect friends, portrayed the city of Lisbon in more than 6000 photographs. These are published in an eponymous book circulated in installments, during Salazar’s regime, but forgotten during the following half century. After their deaths, it became the Portuguese photobook with the greatest international reach ever and this film is a tribute to the work of these two figures, which is now 100 years old.