COMMEMORATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE AND LUSOPHONE CULTURE – “SPREAD-WORLD” CINEMA AND LUSOPHONY
4th, 6th and 8th of May | 6:30 pm
Location: Lagos Municipal Library
Org .: CM Lagos
Class. Age: M12
Free participation, but subject to the limit of 16 mandatory previous registrations by calling 282 767 816, the Library’s Facebook page or email Biblioteca@cm-lagos.pt
May 4th | 6:30 pm
“The Architect and the Old City”, by Catarina Alves Costa. Portugal, 2002. Documentary. Color, 72 ’. M / 6
An architect, Álvaro Siza, and his team, are called to coordinate the renovation project for Cidade Velha, on the island of Santiago, in Cape Verde. The final objective is the candidacy of this city for UNESCO World Heritage. Cidade Velha is a historic place: previously called Ribeira Grande, it was the first city founded by the Portuguese in Cape Verde (1462). This whole process raises high expectations among the local population regarding the improvement of their living conditions. This film tells the story of the encounter between these two worlds, that of the architect and that of the population, following over the course of three years some of the stories that happened … Displayed at numerous film festivals, he was awarded the Audience Award for the Best Documentary at the Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival, 2004
May 6 | 6:30 pm
“Cartas da Guerra”, by Ivo Ferreira. Portugal, 2016. Drama. B&W, 105 ’. M / 12.
Based on the book by António Lobo Antunes “D’este Viver Aqui In This Paper Descripto, Cartas da Guerra”, organized by Maria José and Joana Lobo Antunes. Don Quixote, 2005.
Based on the correspondence between a young soldier, doctor and aspiring writer, António Lobo Antunes and his first wife, Maria José, when he was deployed between the years 1971 and 1973 in Angola, during the Portuguese Colonial War, Ivo M. Ferreira leaves a portrait of “the greatest Portuguese tragedy of the 20th century”.
AWARDS: 5 awards at the Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival 2016; SPA Awards / Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores 2017 for the Best Film and Best Actor; 9 Sophia Awards 2017.
May 8 | 15:15
“Alda e Maria – Por Aqui Tudo Bem”, by Pocas Pascoal. Portugal, 2011. Drama. Color, 94 ’. M / 12
Summer of 1980. Alda and Maria, aged 16 and 17, arrive in Lisbon in flight from the Civil War in Angola. Full of hope for what the future holds, they settle in an old pension, left to themselves, waiting for the moment when their mother joins them. However, time goes by without the mother giving news … With the money and the breath running out each day, the two teenagers have to find a way to survive in a city where everything seems terrifying to them. “Alda e Maria, Por Aqui Tudo Bem” is a story of emigration, affection and the construction of identity that Pocas Pascoal, the Angolan director who lives today on the Paris-Lisbon air bridge, brought to our intimacy, despite our fears and our intellectual and emotional fragility.
AWARDS: 2014 – Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland; 2014 – Les Arcs International Film Festival, France; 2013 – FESPACO Film Festival, Burkina Faso; 2012 – IndieLisboa, National Competition, Emerging Cinema – TAP Award for Best Portuguese Fiction Feature; 2012 – African Film Festival Cologne, Germany; 2012 – Dubai International Film Festival, United Arab Emirates; 2011 – Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil.