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Figures and facts about Portuguese cinema

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I consult the most recent Portuguese cinema box office releases published by Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (ICA). Weekend October 7-10 007: No Time to Die 59,683 tickets sold; in the same period a portuguese film Metamorphosis of birds 1206 viewers – round accounts: 50 times less than the new James Bond adventure. However, the movie 007, which premiered a week earlier, has already been watched by 246,478 people.

I believe that this data satisfies nothing thinkers who cyclically try to convince us that the dramas of Portuguese cinema can only be viewed on the basis of what the public “wants” to see … I knew this sociology out of my own pocket. decades. There is a poorly disguised indifference to the commercial life of Portuguese films: it will only be a matter of establishing a “fair” match between supply and demand, provided that all responsibilities will always be on the side of those who are looking for it, that is, the audience .. The proposal, in truth, does not exist: films arrive at night accompanied by storks – no one chooses, programs or promotes them.

A mandatory variant of this ideology includes the cynical accusation of “criticism” that is always viewed as a herd (including in certain forms of advertising), hiding the radical heterogeneity of the critical space. One film is said to have been “critically acclaimed,” but “no one” watched it … For such a demagogy, Katarina Vasconcelos’s film makes an excellent guinea pig, not least because it has won several awards on the international festival chain. In other words: he works very well “there”, but in his own country “nobody” is interested in this subject.

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The same cynicism will remind you that “critics” think that the market does not work well when “their” chosen films are not successful … In this regard, I can note the sympathy that I have already expressed publicly 007: No Time to Die how to put Metamorphosis of birds… But I know that in doing so, I am shooting myself in the foot: the question is not to think about the public life of films (Portuguese or not) based on the value judgments they can generate, but to remember the need to problematize the circulation of these same films aside from such judgments. My point is that even if I rated these two films completely negatively, the problems I am listing here would be strictly the same.

What then? It starts with the problem of knowledge and perception – sometimes it needs to be acknowledged by approving forms of journalism that only seek “excitement” or “disagreement” – a problem that starts with a systematic ignorance of (other) market figures.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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Marseille in California.  ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support



Cristiano Ronaldo got a cut on his nose and needed a bandage (Photo: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP)

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Gratitude. It seems that the attacker Cristiano Ronaldo shared his social media with Portuguese fans after a clash with Czech goalkeeper Vaclik. In the auction, the assailant received a cut on his face and needed a bandage to stop the bleeding.

“Great game, important team win! We remain focused on our goal. Thanks to the Portuguese public for the fantastic support,” the striker wrote on his Instagram account.

The match was marked by a great performance Portugal national team, who beat the Czech Republic 4-0 to take the lead in Nations League Group 2 with ten points with one matchday to go in the group stage of the tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo ended up losing to his team.

After the match, the leader of the Portuguese national team appreciated the result achieved on the road. “It was a very important victory and all teammates should be congratulated on the result,” commented the 37-year-old striker.

With three wins, one draw and one defeat, the Portuguese team has the best attack in their group with eleven goals scored and a net difference of nine. The team is one draw away from qualifying for the tournament series. The next match against Spain is next Tuesday in the city of Braga.

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Tournament of the second European circuit.

Thomas Gouveia solidified his status as the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge this Saturday by finishing the penultimate day of the second European round robin in a group of 31st placed golfers.

Thomas Gouveia hit the card with 73 shots, one over par on the course, after two birdies (one under par hole) and three bogeys (one over), after making 71 shots in the previous two days for a total of 215.

Thomas Bessa needed 75 hits, three over par and tied for scarecrows, he finished 48th with 218 total, five short of Vitor Lopez, 60th with 223, after today needs 78, with just one bird . to fit five scarecrows and a double scarecrow.

The Swiss Challenge, which concludes on Sunday in Folgensburg, France, is still led by France’s Chung Veon Ko with a total of 206 shots, one short of Denmark’s Martin Simonsen in second place.

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