These are the 103 selected films included in Lusophone Film Fest sessions worldwide.
(shown here in alphabetical order)
Passinho Dance Off
A Batalha do Passinho
The Passinho dance is the newest trend in Brazilians slums. A new way to dance baile funk but also a lifestyle, the Passinho fever is changing young boys' life around Brazil's outskirts. This documentary portrays this phenomena and discovers how the culture around the funk world has expanded beyond funk dance parties, DJs, and favelas.
The Colour of Dreams
A Côr dos Sonhos
A short film about dreams, in particular children living in a world fragmented by the economic crisis also affecting her parents. But, surprisingly, the community is not immune to the suffering of this child, materializing the dream in the real life, an event that will last in her memory.
The Pregnancy is Ours
A Gravidez é Nossa
Four men in a rural Mozambican community who live in very different stages of life, from having their first girlfriend, expecting their first child, or being married for many years. However, they all have one thing in common: they want to change the traditional way in which contraception, pregnancy, childcare and housework are viewed by other men in their community.
David Aguacheiro & Tina Krüger
A Guerra da Beatriz
The first fiction film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest nations in the World. 16 years after Beatriz's husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying forces, she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she had lost or is he an impostor?
Luigi Acquisto and Bety Reis