Organised by the Embassy of Portugal Cultural Centre in India and the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation Chennai, the Film Fest brings a taste of portuguese-speaking cinema to Chennai.
1 EDITION IN CHENNAI
(shown here in chronological order)
7 SELECTED FILMS FOR CHENNAI
(shown here in alphabetical order)
Off the Beaten Track
The beats of Angolan Kuduro started appearing in Lisbon clubs in the late 90s. Four musicians started mixing it with beats from all over the world, creating a unique sound called Progressive Kuduro and a band called Buraka Som Sistema that is taking world dancefloors by storm.
João Pedro Moreira
António Lindo António
A documentary about the director’s uncle who left his rural village in Portugal for Brazil 50 years ago at the age of 19 never to return. Over the years, he has promised his mother that he would come back… but half a century later, she is still waiting. Why did he never return?
Ana Maria Gomes
A small island off the coast of Portugal: a seaside resort during the summer, a protected reserve for the rest of the year. Only the lighthouse keepers live there in winter. Along with thousands of seabirds. An immersion into solitude and the natural elements, filmed in a pictorial manner and with a sense of framing that blends man into his environment.
An isolated air-traffic controller in an island of the Azores archipelago receives a transatlantic emergency signal from a lone pilot cut helplessly adrift over the North Atlantic. As their engagement unfolds, it emerges that their new found friendship may not last through the night.