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Expanding our horizons: Lusophone Film Festival

16 Dec 2018 03:33am IST

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16 Dec 2018 03:33am IST

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The 10th edition of the Lusophone Film Festival saw a diverse selection of films – from a documentary on football legend Eusébio da Silva Ferreira to Peregrination (2017) by João Botelho, based on the book of the Portuguese adventurer Fernão Mendes Pinto

Semana da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa (Goa) along with Institute Camoes, Consulate General of Portugal in Goa and Entertainment Society of Goa organized the 10th edition of the Lusophone Film Festival at Marquinez Palace in Panjim.

Screenings were also held at St.Xavier College, Mapusa, Chowgule College, Margao and CLP-Camões in Panjim between 11 to 15 December 2018.

Dr. António Chrystêllo Tavares, Consul General of Portugal inaugurated the Lusophone Film Festival. He said, “It’s a privilege to be here at the 10th edition of the film festival. This year the festival showcases a wonderful selection of films and documentaries from various Lusophone countries and are a treat to audiences.”

This edition of the film festival organized by Semana da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa (Goa) opened with the film Peregrination (2017) by João Botelho, based on the book of the Portuguese adventurer Fernão Mendes Pinto. Students of Institute Camoes came dressed as characters from the film at the inaugural evening.

Said Delfim Correia Da Silva who was instrumental in curating the selection of films, “This edition of the festival has an interesting mix of fictional films and documentaries which speak about the country they originate from. The documentary on football legend Eusébio da Silva Ferreira in particular was of interest to football fans in Goa.”

The tenth edition of Lusophone Film Festival included five award winning shorts films from the PALOP (Portuguese-speaking African countries), two documentaries ‘Triangle (Brazil, Angola and Portugal, 2013) and ‘Eusébio-The Story of a Legend’ (2017) and seven films which included the award winning film “Beatriz´s War” which was awarded the Best Film Award (Golden Peacock) at the 44th International Film Festival of India 2013.

All the movies have subtitles in English (except the PALOP´s short films which have subtitles in Portuguese).

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