Monday, 3 November 2008

‘Visions of the South’ 1st Portimão International Film Festival

The 1st Portimão International Film Festival is showing different types of films (fiction, documentaries and animation), with travelling and journeys as a central theme.

The Festival is also inspired by Manuel Teixeira Gomes, politician and writer from Portimão, that travelled widely in the South of Europe and North of Africa in search of different cultures.

13 films are being exhibited over 5 days.

Venue: Museu de Portimão
Portimão Riverside, Rua D. Carlos I, 8500 - 607 Portimão
Tel. (+351) 282 412 238


Tuesday 4th Nov.
21h30 O ADEUS À BRISA, Possidónio Cachapa, documentary, Portugal, 2008, 52 min

Wednesday 5th Nov.
19h00 JELLYFISH, Etgar Keret, Shira Geffen, fiction, Israel, 2007, 75 min
21h30 VOYAGE IN G MAJOR, Georgi Lazarevski, documentary, France, 2006, 54 min
AS THE SUN BEGINS TO SET, Julie Moggan, documentary, UK, 2006, 60 min

Thursday 6th Nov.
19h00 MY MARLON AND BRANDO, fiction, Turkey/Holland/UK, 2008, 92 min
21h30 WWW-WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD, Faouzi Bensaidi, fiction, Morocco /France/Germany, 99 min

Friday 7th Nov.
19h00 YO, Rafa Cortés,fiction, Spain, 2007, 98 min
21h30 TAXI WALA, Lola Frederich, fiction, Spain, 2007, 98 min
OFFSIDE, Jafar PAnahi, fiction.Iran, 2006, 99 min

Saturday 8th Nov.
16h00 NA ARMY OF ANTS, Wissam Charaf, fiction, France, 2007, 23 min
SOUS LES BOMBES, Philippe Aractingi, fiction., France/Lebanon, 2007, 98 min
19h00 BAB SEBTA, Frederico Lobo. Pedro Pinho, documentary., Portugal, 2008,90 min
21h30 THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING, Marwan Hamed, fiction.,Egipt, 2006, 165min

Ticket prices: €2 per film session; €3 for 2 sessions; €12 for all film sessions

Links & Notes

Details of films and film-makers.

'Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portimão, May 27, 1862 - Bougie, October 18, 1941) was a Portuguese political figure. He served as the president of Portugal between 5 October 1923 and 11 December 1925.' (Wikipedia)

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