Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today, at the IndieLisboa'12 (2/5)

My major highlight is the third Talks and Debates session, Portuguese Cinema as Seen by Young Talents – Reflection on the Current State of the Portuguese Cinema, 6.30pm at Cinema São Jorge. The speakers will be Filipe Melo, writer of the awarded horror short I'll See You in My Dreams, co-author of the internationally successful comic series Dog Mendonza and the Pizza Boy, and jazz musician; Filipa Reis, co-writer/director of the surprising Portuguese short Cat Craddle (my review here); Gabriel Abrantes, Locarno-winner with the short A History of Mutual Respect; and Jorge Jácome, one of the six young investigators that built a fundamental compendium to understand the paradigms of the Portuguese Cinema, The New and the Old practices of the Portuguese Cinema (my translation).

New Talents session with short films, 7.15pm at Cinema São Jorge, from the Portuguese directors Diogo Sequeira, Tiago Ferreira, Filipe Afonso, Gonçalo Robalo, Filipe Pinto & Pedro Pinto, Catherine Boutaud & Rafael Morais.

East Punk Memories (2011), a documentary about the discovery of the punk in Budapest as a way into the socio-political context of the former USSR. Fat Cat (2011), a Belgian B series thriller that seems promising, 9.15pm at Cinema Londres and Still Life (2012), a suspense story about a pedophile father, in competition, 9.45 at Cinema São Jorge. Let's not forget the International Shorts 4 that, among others, will have two animated shorts, The Great Rabbit (2012) and The Centrifuge Brain Project, that seem very interesting, 9.45 at Culturgest.

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