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The country of Portuguese cinema crushed Cannes



The country of Portuguese cinema crushed Cannes

Festival director Thierry Fremaux arrived at Buñuel’s small room and greeted the rare presence of the Portuguese in the official selection in a very good mood. team Fragments of wind, written by Thiago Guedes, was all dressed up except for one of the Thiagos, screenwriter Thiago Rodriguez, future director of the Avignon Festival, who came to tennis and was soon kicked off the red carpet. Fremo joked about the incident and apologized, but also made an almost full house laugh when he said that Portuguese producer Paulo Branco always had something to say. Informal mood as opposed to the dryness of the film.

And finally, sincere applause for another Portuguese film, which confirms a new golden moment in the internationalization of our cinema. Fragments of wind it is a Portuguese crime shrouded in mystery, “slow thrillerable to whisper with the wind. In a small village in the interior of Portugal, a teenager is killed, a tragedy that may resonate with the past when, according to tradition, a group of masked boys “attacked” the girls of the city. The tradition does not continue, but on this day of the festival, young a man is killed, presumably by dogs, later revealed to have been stabbed after all, Suspicion falls on Laureano (Albano Jeronimo), the “little fool” of the earth, someone who will be injured at one of these parties of toxic masculinity.

One of the many little marvels of Gedes’ work is that it can be both an actor’s film and a chamber concert, mainly because it is in the group work of the actors that the most intense takes place, but also because each frame contains pleasure and aspiration. to pure cinema, perhaps even more thoughtful than in manor (And these are very different films, it should be noted). From this group of actors, it is a must to go to heaven with the dramatic posture of Nuno López and with the challenge won by Albano Jeronimo in transforming a character with an intellectual disability. It doesn’t matter how much Fragments of wind whether it be the person who directed the Gloria series, there is no doubt: we live in a country and in the time of cinema. It tastes fantastic.

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In the Cannes Classics section, the Portuguese brand’s documentary was another triumph courtesy of Fado Filmes Gonzalo and Luis Galvão Teles. silence Goya – according to Jean-Claude-Carrière, a trip to Spain with the late screenwriter to lecture on the master of painting. José Luis López-Linares directs this touching film, full of boring talking heads but always punctuated by a camera that creatively conveys the scale of Goya’s painting and his Spain. A trip that includes cinematic moments that tried to give the artist a cinematic dimension, as well as painting academics and some artists (like Julian Schnabel). Interesting or not, this is also a film about a Career that died in post-production. And, as a cicerone, he is the one who represents the universe of his friend Buñuel and, intelligently, avoids expiration. goya ghosts, he wrote the work for another friend, Milos Forman. ombre Goya, The original title of this co-production of Portugal, Spain and France is proof that Goya could see in the human condition, that is, everything that we mere mortals cannot…

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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