The Nasser brothers’ second feature film takes place in contemporary Gaza. At 60, Issa is a curmudgeonly, but secretly charming, solitary fisherman. He is in love with Sihma, a woman who works at the market, but he doesn’t have the courage to tell her. Until the day he discovers a phallic statue of the god Apollo and his life changes. A film that combines absurd comedy, magical realism and the spirit of Italian neo-realism in a unique recipe.
A meeting between the artist Welket Bungué and Joacine Katar Moreira, an independent parliamentary member. The focus is on what is essential and revolutionary in their respective works. Includes paintings by plastic artist Nú Barreto and music by Mû Mbana.
Two (but are they two?) beings, with faces wrapped in gauze and clearly out of their own Time and Space, take advantage of their stay in Lisbon to reflect on colonialism, social inequality and other key topics.
A Vermelha/ The Red was Vila Franca de Xira, so named by PIDE, during the time of the Estado Novo. This film brings us echoes of a city that contained a multiplicity of places — whether private or institutional houses — used by the antifascist resistance of the era. These, and those responsible for them, are now revisited and interviewed.
A city is a complex concept. This documentary focuses on the figure of Nuno Portas, one of the great Portuguese urban planners, who believed that an architectural project did not end at a building’s doorstep.
Sérgio Tréfaut returns to Brazil to film the public gardens of the Palácio do Catete, the former official residence of the presidents of Brazil that today houses the Museum of the Republic. Before the pandemic, this place of leisure was also a meeting point for the Seresta guys, a group of elderly people with a love for Brazilian singing and music that this film pays tribute to.
An animated documentary that tells the story of Amin, who, before marrying his boyfriend, decides to reveal a secret he has been hiding for twenty years. Amin arrived in Denmark as a refugee from Afghanistan. In this movie, he deals with his traumatic past.
A look at the intimate writing of the artist couple Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and Árpád Szenes, through an exhaustive documentation of the couple’s life in the period depicted. João Mário Grilo picks up where José Álvaro de Morais left off.
Musician and DJ (and composer and journalist, among others) Questlove signs — in his own name, as Ahmir Khalib Thompson — this documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The festival lasted six weeks and featured performances by Stevie Wonder and Sly and the Family Stone. But it got lost in the collective memory.