The seventh edition of the Portuguese Language Film Festival (FESTin) will occur between May 4 and 11, at Cinema São Jorge, in the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon.
Contrarily to what happened in previous years, in this edition the festival pays homage to all members of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP, in the Portuguese acronym), instead of choosing just one. According to the information available in the event’s website, the event will screen around 80 films — long and short-features, as well as documentaries — from Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and East Timor.
The event will also feature a reading session of traditional short-stories, as well as a viewing of Brazilian cinema, a social inclusion viewing, a children’s film viewing and the new section FESTin Art, which features “works that are different from the conventional ones”.
The opening film Cartas de Amor São Ridículas (Love Letters are Ridiculous, in a free translation to English) features five brides waiting for their marriage, using the poetry of Fernando Pessoa to tell their stories.
FESTin is co-produced since 2010 by Padrão Actual and EGEAC – Cinema São Jorge, following the initiative of Brazilian journalists Léa Teixeira and Adriana Niemeyer, and the Portuguese physician Victor Serra.
You can see the entire programme here.