Lisboetas / Lisboners

by Sérgio Tréffaut

Lisboners (people of Lisbon) celebrates the ancient notion of citizenship, the right to the city in the making, in each migrant’s daily life, living and working. The Lisboners are people from Brazil, Guiné-Bissau, Nigeria, China, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, Ukraine, Moldavia, Russia, and Estonia.

Screening

19 February 16h00 | Göteborg | Hagabion

Details

Documentary
2014
1h45m
English subtitles

Trailer

Cama de gato / Cat's cradle

by Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra

When we first met Joana she seemed a ceramic doll, small, fragile, with a ribbon on her head. Slowly she started to deconstruct herself, revealing a charming complexity. The duality between strength and fragility, freedom and imprisonment, joy and sadness... completely overwhelmed us. The intimacy and complicity raised between us allowed us to fictionalize about her life, and make this special, unclassifiable film.

Screening 

18 February 14h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen

21 February 20h30 | Göteborg | Capitol

Details

Documentary / Fiction
2012
0h57m
English subtitles

TRAILER

Dreamocracy

by Raquel Freire, Valérie Mitteaux

In recession-hit Portugal, Pedro and João – two young idealistic graduates seeking out a living – look to political activism for their energy and optimism. Buoyed by the success of a demonstration they organized to protest austerity measures, and which mobilized 500,000 people, they now want to convert this popular energy into real social change.

Screenings

18 February 19h30 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen

22 February 20h30 | Göteborg | Capitol

Details

Documentary
2015
80m
English subtitles

Trailer

Cavalo Dinheiro / Horse Money

by Pedro Costa

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 HORSE MONEY is a mesmerizing odyssey into the real, imagined and nightmarish memories of the elderly Ventura, a Cape Verdean immigrant living in Lisbon. The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces… and suddenly it is also then, the mid ’70s and the time of Portugal's Carnation Revolution, when Ventura got into a knife fight with his friend Joaquim. HORSE MONEY is a self-reckoning, a moving memorialization of lives in danger of being forgotten, as well as a piercingly beautiful work of modern cinema.

Screenings

18 February 17h00 Stockholm | Klarabiografen

Details

Fiction
2014
1h44min
English subtitles

Trailer

Bela Vista

by Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra

Lives being lived, words, gestures, gazes cross our paths, amidst a chaos en framed by a rectangular grid of windows and balconies. Rows of buildings interconnected by corridors perched over courtyards. Each ones property off their private slice of the view. The geometry of the life of a neighborhood: Bela Vista.

 

Screenings

18 February 14h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen

21 February 20h30 | Göteborg | Capitol

Details

Documentary / Fiction
2012
0h57m
English subtitles

Trailer

Balada de um batráquio / Batrachian's ballad

by Leonor Teles

Like the Gypsies, the frogs, made of china, don't go unnoticed to a careful observer. "Batrachian's Ballad" comes about in a context of ambiguity. A film that immerses itself in the reality of Portuguese everyday life, as a form of fabling about a xenophobic behaviour.

Screenings

19 February 13h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen
(This short film will open the Competitive Section in Stockholm.)

18 February 18h00 | Göteborg | Bio Roy

Details

Documentary
2016
0h11m
English subtitles

Trailer

Fora da vida / On the side

by Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra

It's a possible portrait of Portugal in 2015. A time when, for some, it looks like we don’t have jobs and for others that there’s no more “free time” when we’re not working. Or is there?

Screenings

18 February, 14h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen

21 February, 20h30 | Göteborg | Capitol

Details

Documentary
2015
0h35m
English subtitles

Trailer

Um fim do mundo / The end of the world

by Pedro Pinho

A portrait of the daily lives of young people living in a new-built estate on the outskirts of Lisbon, Um fim do mundo unspools its day-in- the-life observations in an incidental and unpredictable fashion with improvisations and open-ended storytelling creating authenticity.

Screenings

17 February 17h30 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen

24 February 18h00 | Västerås | Bio Elektra

Details

Fiction
2013
63m
English subtitles

Trailer

São Jorge / Saint George

by Marco Martins

Jorge is an unemployed boxer on the verge of losing his son and his wife, who has decided to return to Brazil. As a means of paying off his debt and persuading his wife to remain in Portugal, Jorge accepts a job with a debt-collection agency, which will drag him into a world of violence and crime.

Screenings

17 February 19h15 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen

20 February 20h30 | Goteborg | Capitol

Details

Fiction
2016
1h52m
English subtitles

Trailer