Porto/Post/Doc unveils the programme for its second edition
by Vitor Pinto
- Nearly 70 titles, including 44 local premieres, are part of the festival, which will be held from 1-8 December in Porto
After the success of the inaugural edition last year, Dario Oliveira and his team have made huge efforts to set up Porto/Post/Doc #2, an edition programming nearly 70 titles, which will be shown in three venues across the city of Porto from 1-8 December.
With no fewer than 12 features in the main competitive section – also hosting 44 local premieres and 11 world premieres – the festival is mostly focusing on emerging filmmakers “with great potential”, according to festival director Oliveira, who spoke yesterday at a press conference held at the Rivoli Theatre.
European titles in competition include, among others, Evangelia Kranioti’s Exotica, Erotica, etc [+see also:
film profile], about the bonds that seemingly tend to link sailors and prostitution, and Sergei Loznitsa’s The Event [+see also:
film profile], a found-footage film about the attempted Soviet coup d’état in 1991, when communist power was questioned for the first time. Two local titles in competition are not exactly novelties but are definitely worth watching: The Wolf’s Lair [+see also:
film profile] by Catarina Mourão, previously seen at IndieLisboa (read more), and Portugal – One Day at a Time [+see also:
film profile] by João Canijo and Anabela Moreira, which has recently been released in theatres (read more).
A section named Teenage, dedicated to films portraying adolescence, is one of the new aspects this year and will allow audiences to discover such movies as Brothers [+see also:
film profile] by Norwegian director Aslaug Holm, who filmed her two children over an eight-year period. The same section also includes Danish title Teenland by Marie Grahtø Sørensen and Iceland’s Artun by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson.
The Transmission section includes the local premiere of Sam Wrench’s Blur: New World Towers and Morgan Neville’s Keith Richards: Under the Influence, whilst the Cinema Falado (lit. Spoken Cinema) section is presenting the world premiere of Bairrismos by Pedro Neves and The Cause and the Shadow by Tiago Afonso, two Porto-based filmmakers. Whilst Neves filmed local neighbourhoods from a social point of view, Afonso has directed a movie on the experiences of Alípio de Freitas, a priest-turned-communist dissident during the Salazar regime.
Lastly, Porto/Post/Doc’s special screenings will programme a retrospective of US director Lionel Rogosin and a tribute to the late Chantal Akerman, which includes the Belgian director’s swan song, No Home Movie [+see also:
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