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The Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Tuesday with a short film competition in Portuguese – Observador



The Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Tuesday with a short film competition in Portuguese - Observador

74th Cannes Film Festival, among the entries of which is the Portuguese film by Diogo Salgado “Noit Turva”. starts this tuesday at this location in the south of France

In this issue, 24 films will be submitted to the official competition, including works by directors such as Italian Nanni Moretti, Russian Kirill Serebrennikov, French Jacques Audiar and American Sean Penn. Also distinguished are Frenchman Leos Carax (Annette, opening film), North American Wes Anderson (French Dispatch) and Dutchman Paul Verhoeven (Benedetta).

Participating in the short film competition is Noite turva, the first work by Portuguese filmmaker Diogo Salgado, who won the 2020 National Best Film Prize at the Curtas de Vila de Conde festival. Blurred Night is the result of a long film project by Diogo Salgadaa project that started three years ago, given funding difficulties and an emotional willingness to complete it, he told Lusa.

This short film is the first film by a 26-year-old director from Coimbra, and was started after studying at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, where he graduated in photography. The short film is a story about two boys playing in the forest, one of whom disappears by the pond at night.


Also in the section of short films, in Cannes programs dedicated to cinematic projects that are not yet completed, are in the development and post-production stages, films will be shown to professionals “between light and nothing“Joana de Sousa, produced by Pedro Fernandez Duarte, and“ O end do Verão ”by Marco Veloso, producer at the Graduate School of Theater and Cinema.

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The Quinzena de Realizadores, one of the festival’s parallel programs, will host the premiere of Diários de Otsoga by Miguel Gomes and Maureen Fasendeiro. The film was filmed in 2020, already in the midst of a complete pandemic, with actors Crista Alphaiate, Carloto Cotta and João Nunez Monteiro, and the script was signed by Mariana Ricardo, as well as Maureen Fasendeiro and Miguel Gomes, who signed a joint production for the first production. time.

Who will also be in Cannes is director David Pineiro Vicente., with the project of the first feature film entitled “Between the Past and the Future”, which was developed under the Cinéfondation program, and which will feature Portuguese-French films co-produced by O Som ea Fúria and La Belle. Affaire. Italian director Marco Belloccio will receive the Palme d’Or and screen the documentary “Marx può aspettare”.

This year, the jury headed by American director Spike Lee included Brazilian director Kleber Mendonsa Filho, American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, Franco-Senegalese director Mati Diop, South Korean actor Song Kang Ho, French actor Tahar Raheem. , French actress Melanie Laurent, French singer Mylene Farmer and Australian director Jessica Hausner. The festival will run until July 17, when the winners of the competitions will be announced.

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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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