“China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Film Festival” opens presenting outstanding local productions and closing film

Starry Sky

The “China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Film Festival”, featured in the “2nd Encounter in Macao – Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries” is held from 4 to 17 July, presenting over 20 films from China and several Portuguese-speaking countries. The Film Festival is divided into three sections, namely “Classics’ Review”, “New Vision of China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries” and “Olá Macao”. The section “Olá Macao” features several local productions, while the closing film The Portuguese Woman features beautiful scenes which fully demonstrate the characteristics of Portuguese films. Tickets for the screenings are now available. All are welcome.

This year’s Film Festival specially includes a new section “Macao Animation”. On 13 July, outstanding animation films selected by the Cultural Affairs Bureau in the “Subsidy Programme for the Production of Original Animation Short Films” will be screened, including My Father’s Lunch, The Lighthouse, Starry Sky and Pundusina, as well as hand-drawn animation films Delicious! and Rabbit Meets Crocodile,which are suitable for families. In addition, four outstanding productions selected by the Cultural Affairs Bureau in the “1st Support Programme for the Production of Feature Films”, including Sisterhood, Empire Hotel, Love is Cold and Passing Rain, will be screened between 9 and 13 July. The audience can enjoy these four remarkable productions during the Film Festival, not to be missed.

The closing film The Portuguese Woman from Portugal will be screened on 17 July at the Macao Cultural Centre Small Auditorium. A pre-screening talk by guest curator Clarence Tsui will also be held, during which Tsui will share his review of the production and introduce the development of Portuguese-language cinema. The Portuguese Woman is adapted from the short story by Austrian writer Robert Musil, which has been nominated in the shortlist for Berlin International Film Festival 2019 and Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2018, offering a visual feast to the audience.

Tickets for the “China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Film Festival”, part of the series of the “2nd Encounter in Macao – Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”, are now available at the price of MOP60, with various discount packages and special offers available. More information about the screenings and ticketing can be obtained through the website www.cinematheque-passion.mo or contact the Cinematheque‧Passion. The Film Festival booklet can be downloaded at the website www.icm.gov.mo/FCP or obtained for free at the lobby of the Cinematheque‧Passion and the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building.

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