Kolkata

Kolkata

India

Organised by the Embassy of Portugal Cultural Centre in India and the Cine Central Kolkata, the Film Fest brings a taste of portuguese-speaking cinema to Kolkata.

7 SELECTED FILMS FOR KOLKATA

(shown here in alphabetical order)

Abalar

3

Short film

min

Abalar

A woman waiting on a train station for a fleeting moment with her love. Best Film Award at the Lisbon Super 8 Film Festival and «One Take» Film Festival Zagreb.

Portugal

Miguel Clara Vasconcelos & Fernando Carrilho & Joaquim Mendes

2004

Cabelo de Identidade

14

Documentary

min

Cabelo de Identidade

A documentary on afro hair that is also a documentary on black identity.

Portugal

Sofia Riço Calado

2019

Off the Beaten Track

30

Documentary

min

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.

Portugal

João Pedro Moreira

2013

António Lindo António

42

Documentary

min

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?

Portugal

Ana Maria Gomes

2015

Mar de Sines

72

Documentary

min

Mar de Sines

Three generations of fishermen that know the Portuguese southwest sea like few, its charm as well as its tough reality.

Portugal

Diogo Vilhena

2016

Berlenga Grande

21

Documentary

min

Berlenga Grande

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.

Portugal

Vitor Carvalho

2014

North Atlantic

15

Short film

min

North Atlantic

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.

Portugal

Bernardo Nascimento

2010

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