There's a brave, independent princess-explorer; a self-absorbed tattooed semi-god; and a very dumb, annoying chicken. But what stroke me the most in Disney's feature animation Moana was the sea — so blue, so bright, so beautifully animated you could almost feel drops sprinkling out of the screen.
The International Institute of Macau (IIM) will be hosting a conference on the lusophone world and the importance of Macau to the International Lusophone Movement and the Nova Águia magazine, on March 31, 6 pm, at the Consulate General of Portugal in Macau and Hong Kong. The talk will be given by researcher Renato Epifânio.
Leslie Feist, once again back to the starting point of the cycle of songs, is issuing the successor to 2011 Metals. Pleasure, the new album, will be released on April 28, and an eponymous first single is already up for airplay.
The Percussion Festival will take place on Sunday, March 19, from 11 am, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, marking the world premiere of young Portuguese composer Sara Carvalho for vibraphone solo and audience.
The Portuguese non-profit association Arquivo dos Diários has launched the second edition of its annual competition Conta-nos E Conta Connosco (Tell us and you can count on us, in a free translation to English). The idea is to choose the best autobiographic memories.
After watching A Monster Calls (2016), I was not only left crying, but also left unease, uncomfortable, as if punched in the stomach. For the truth the monster wants to grab hold of is too complex to grasp, too frightening to admit, and too real to feel.