Organised by the Embassy of Portugal Cultural Centre in India, the Lusophone Film Fest brings a taste of portuguese-speaking cinema to New Delhi.
3 EDITIONS IN NEW DELHI
(shown here in chronological order)
10 SELECTED FILMS FOR NEW DELHI
(shown here in alphabetical order)
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...
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.
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
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.
Red Bull Music Academy
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.
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.