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The UK Portuguese Film Festival

The UK Portuguese Film Festival returns to London later this November bringing fresh and contemporary Lusophone film productions.

The UK Portuguese Film Festival returns to London
later this November bringing fresh and contemporary Lusophone film productions
. The dissemination of Portuguese cinema and its
relationship with different art forms, illustrating contemporary tendencies in
national film-making and stirring up current debates in Portuguese and
Lusophone culture have been the event main focus since 2010.

Following a favourable period of many awards won by Portuguese directors in
renowned film festivals around the globe such as Berlin, Cannes and Locarno,
the 3rd UK Portuguese Film Festival showcases six internationally acclaimed
features and welcomes directors and actors to special screen talks.

This edition promotes a rare opportunity to meet renowned cultural figures such
as Anglo-Portuguese painter Paula Rego and Spanish journalist
Pilar
Del Rio
, former literary agent of the novelist Nobel
prize-winner José Saramago. Other highlights are recent works by young
and acclaimed film director and video artist João Salaviza and
the Lisbon Architecture Triennale films about architecture, with works by Julião
Sarmento, João Onofre

and Filipa César, presented by the curators of the 2013 edition
of the Triennale at the Whitechapel. Portugal’s fascism history is
shown through Susana Sousa Dias’ 48 while Edgar Pêra’s The
Baron
(Main Picture) narrates a neo-gothic satire literary adaptation.

Supported by the Portuguese Embassy in
London and funded by Instituto
Camões, the 3rd edition of the festival is sponsored by TAP and AmplitudeNet and it was developed in
collaboration with the Barbican Centre, the Whitechapel
Gallery
, the Institut Français, the Tricycle
Theatre
, the Foundation José Saramago and the Lisbon
Architecture Triennale
.

Beth Webb - Events Editor

I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice

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