Paula Rego, Secrets & Stories / Paula Rego, Histórias e Segredos

by Nick Willing

A unique insight into the life and work of celebrated painter Paula Rego directed by
her son, the film maker Nick Willing.

Screenings

18 March 19h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen
Interview with Nick Willing (by Sabrina D. Marques)

19 March 19h00 | Vasterås | Elektra Folkets Bio
Chat with the festival directors

22 March 18h00 | Göteborg | Akademi Valand (Göteborg Universitet)

Details

Documentary
2017
93min
English (with Portuguese subtitles)

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Coup de Grâce

by Salomé Lamas

Leonor returns from a trip on a day where her dad wasn’t expecting her. In twenty-four hours they will live a crescendoing hallucinated reality, led by Francisco’s unsettling state of apparent normality.

Screening

17 March 19h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen
Director in Focus: Salomé Lamas (interview by Sabrina D. Marques)

This short film will be screened along with two more short films by Salomé Lamas:
The Community and Encounters with Landscape (3x).

Details

Fiction
2017
26min
English subtitles

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The Community / A Comunidade

by Salomé Lamas

A Comunidade (The Community) is a short documentary focused on CCL the oldest camping park in Portugal.

Screening

17 March 19h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen
Director in Focus: Salomé Lamas (interview by Sabrina D. Marques)

This short film will be screened along with two more short films by Salomé Lamas:
Encounters with Landscape (3x) and Coup de Grâce.

Details

Documentary
2012
23min
English subtitles

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Ama-San

by Cláudia Varejão

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The Ama-San have earned their status as collectors and guardians. What they do, calls into question not only the traditional role of women in oriental society, but also the very nature of femininity itself. This film follows the everyday lives of three women of different ages who, for 30 years, have dived together in the sea around a small fishing village on the Shima peninsular. Shot between the silent, underwater world and rural life on land, this film is a unique portrait of a tradition that is not expected to survive much longer.

Screenings

17 March 13h45 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen

24 March 17h00 | Göteborg | Akademi Valand

Details

Documentary
2016
113min
English subtitles

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Encounters with landscape (3x)

by Salomé Lamas

Three unusual paintings played by the director that literally tests her limits in these landscape encounters in São Miguel, Azores. Power emanating from the filmed landscape is as seductive as the risky shape of the encounter between image and sound. A limit-film for an inventive Portuguese artist.

Screening

17 March 19h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen
Director in Focus: Salomé Lamas (interview by Sabrina D. Marques)

This short film will be screened along with two more short films by Salomé Lamas:
The Community and Coup de Grâce.

Details

Documentary
2012
26min
English subtitles

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That's love / É o amor

by João Canijo

In Caxinas, a fishing neighborhood in Vila do Conde, a city on the north of Portugal, the relationship between the fishermen and their wives is based on vital trust and reciprocal and absolute dependence, in order to assure their families survival. The wife trusts and depends on the fisherman to earn their living, and the fisherman trusts and depends on his wife to govern their living. In this film, we follow a group of women from Caxinas in their daily life and labor, and with their families. With the help of an actress who becomes another woman among Caxina’s women.

Screening

17 March 16h15 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen 

Details

Fiction
2013
135min
English subtitles

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Colo

by Teresa Villaverde

In Portugal, a father, a mother and a daughter's daily lives are being subsumed by the effects of the economic crisis.

Screening

17 March 11h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen

20 March 17h30 | Västerås | Elektra Folkets Bio
Followed by Portuguese dinner with live music by Quartet Tango de Corazón, Camerata Arosiensis and Vera Guita, at Culturen.

23 March 18h00 | Göteborg | Akademi Valand

Details

Fiction
2017
136min
English subtitles

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Who is Bárbara Virgínia? / Quem é Bárbara Virgínia?

by Luísa Sequeira

A documentary about the first woman to direct a film in Portugal, in the 1940s, who was also the first Portuguese to compete with a film at Cannes, in 1946 – "Três Dias sem Deus", of which 26 silent minutes are left.

Screening

16 March 19h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen
Interview with Luísa Sequeira (by Sabrina D. Marques)

25 March 15h00 | Göteborg | Akademi Valand

Details

Documentary
2017
77min
English subtitles

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Fleurette

by Sérgio Tréfaut

Do we really know our own family? Do we want to know it? Sérgio tries to understand the troubled past of his mother, Fleurette, 79 years old. Notwithstanding her resistance to his questions, little by little, throughout the film she reveals almost another life where love is closely related to politics. From occupied France and Nazi Germany to the Brazilian dictatorship and the Portuguese revolution.

Screening

16 March 17h00 | Stockholm | Klarabiografen 

Details

Documentary
2002
80min
English subtitles

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