New Delhi

New Delhi

India

Organised by the Embassy of Portugal Cultural Centre in India, the Lusophone Film Fest brings a taste of portuguese-speaking cinema to New Delhi.

10 SELECTED FILMS FOR NEW DELHI

(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

Ilha dos Espíritos

63

Documentary

min

Ilha dos Espíritos

A small island, a great history. Long before giving its name to the country, the Mozambique island had a fundamental role in the Indian Ocean during centuries. Anchor point for caravels, meeting point for pirates, it is a melting pot of races. It raises its walls in the middle of the sea. Its winding streets full of life reveal small palaces, churches and white houses. Its inhabitants are eccentric characters, proud of the island's past history. As we wander through the streets we meet an historian, a maritime archeologist, a fisherman, the "doorman" of the island, a dancer, many spirits...

Mozambique

Licínio Azevedo

2010

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

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

Gonzaga, de Pai pra Filho

130

Feature Film

min

Gonzaga, de Pai pra Filho

From the backlands of Brazil to the heart of Rio, this is the real story of two great but very different artists: the 'King of Baiao' Luiz Gonzaga and his son Gonzaguinha.

Brazil

Breno Silveira

2012

Lusofonia a (r)Evolução

65

Documentary

min

Lusofonia a (r)Evolução

A Red Bull Music Academy production filmed with the fast-beat of a music video. From Portuguese fado, Angolan kuduro, Cape Verdean morna, Brazilian baile funk, hiphop or rock, this film sheds light on a new movement being born out of the cultural mix of the Portuguese-speaking countries.

Portugal

Red Bull Music Academy

2006

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

Hereros Angola

86

Documentary

min

Hereros Angola

Living in the remote lands of southwest Angola, the Hereros are a bantu people with an ancient tradition passed on from one generation to another. To an external eye a merely exotic tribe, this documentary shows the living knowledge of the Hereros in constant movement, from birth to demise showing daily life along the way. A unique film about a people with virtually no recorded history.

Angola

Sérgio Guerra

2013

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

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