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Portuguese cinema under the spotlight in Seville and Segovia

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- Joaquim Pinto’s What Now? Remind me… is one of the many Portuguese titles to screen in the two Spanish festivals

Portuguese cinema under the spotlight in Seville and Segovia
Joaquim Pinto's What Now? Remind me…

Usually absent from Spain’s theatrical distribution circuit, Portuguese cinema will soon be under the spotlight in two Spanish showcases. The Seville European Film Festival (November 8 – 16) and Segovia’s MUCES (November 13 – 19) will be showing several titles recently produced by the neighbouring country. João Pedro Rodrigues, Joaquim Pinto, João Salaviza, Gonzalo Tocha and João Canijo are just some of the names on the menu.

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After Greece last year, Sevilla dedicates its “Focus Europe” section to Portugal by programming short and feature films made by companies which are still resisting and producing against all odds in this time of crisis: O Som e FúriaMiguel GomesRedemption (review) and Salomé LamasTerra de Ninguém –; Terratreme – João Vladorino’s Lacrau –; Filmes do TejoJoão Salaviza’s Rafa –; Midas FilmesJoão Canijo’s Blood of my Blood [+see also:
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– or Black Maria – João Pedro RodriguesThe King’s Body. The section also includes other titles such us Locarno winner What Now? Remind me… [+see also:
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 by Joaquim Pinto (review) and Historic Centre [+see also:
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, which was directed by established directors Manoel de Oliveira and Pedro Costa along with Aki Kaurismaki and Victor Erice (news).

What Now? Remind me… and Historic Centre will also be part of Segovia’s MUCES official section along with João Pedro RodriguesThe Last Time I have seen Macao [+see also:
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and Portugal’s Oscar entry The Lines of Wellington [+see also:
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by Valeria Sarmiento.

Besides, a sidebar section mixing established and young talents will present Manoel de Oliveira’s Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl [+see also:
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, João César Monteiro‘s Vai e vem, Pedro Costa‘s Colossal Youth [+see also:
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, António Pedro VasconcelosCall Girl [+see also:
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, João Nuno Pinto’s America and Vicente Alves do Ó’s Florbela [+see also:
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, which has recently won 6 Sophia Awards (news).

Miguel Gonçalves Mendes’ documentary José and Pilar [+see also:
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is being shown in a special section (“Saramago and Cinema”) dedicated to late literature Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, while producer Rodrigo Areias is animating a debate about Portugal’s current cinema and its links to Spain.

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