After a decade of screening films, IndieLisboa decides to produce one, and invites four filmmakers to shoot in the Portuguese capital. The result is a perfect combination of genres and styles in this eclectic city portrait through the eyes of the four directors.
Film festivals don’t just screen films; IndieLisboa, for example, has also started producing them. For its 10th anniversary, the festival invited four filmmakers Dominga Sotomayor (Chile), Marie Losier (France), Denis Côté (Canada) and Gabriel Abrantes (Portugal) to shoot in Lisbon with no strings attached. The resulting works are really surprising. In their films, each one of them presents a very different vision of the city, and the interesting thing is that they do it through totally different tones. If there’s one common denominator that emerges from this series of works is creative freedom, which is essential and remarkable considering that it’s an initiative that was born out of a celebration of cinema. VB
D, G: Gabriel Abrantes, Denis Côté, Marie Losier, Dominga Sotomayor F: André Santos, Diogo Costa Amarante, Jorge Quintela, Rui Xavier E: Gabriel Abrantes, Catherine Libert, Marie Losier, Nicolas Roy, Dominga Sotomayor S: Marco Leão, Rafael Cardoso, Miguel Cabral P: Miguel Valverde CP: IndieLisboa I: Francisca Castillo, João Canijo, Carloto Cotta, Cláudia Leal, Martinho de Jesus
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He was born in Canada in 1973, and studied film at the Collège Ahuntsic in Montreal. He worked as a journalist and directed the films Drifting States (2005; Bafici ‘06), Our Private Lives (2007, Bafici ‘08), All That She Wants (2008; Bafici ‘09), Carcasses (2009, Bafici ‘10), Curling (2010; Bafici ‘11) and Besti...
He directed Palaces of Pity (2011; Bafici ‘12).
She directed several short films that were screened in the Focus Bafici held on her work in 2010.
She directed Thursday Til Sunday (Bafici ‘12) and Mar (2014; Bafici ‘15).