29 Sep 2023  |   03:37am IST

Lusophone Film Festival opens the first edition of Momentos Indo-Portugueses 2023

Lusophone Film Festival opens the first edition of Momentos Indo-Portugueses 2023

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Momentos Indo-Portugueses 2023 is an initiative of the Consulate-General of Portugal in Goa, Fundação Oriente, CLP-Camões, and Semana da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa (Goa). One of the four main events, the 12th edition of the Lusophone Film Festival will be inaugurated on September 29 at 6 pm at ESG, Maquinez Palace, Auditorium I, Panjim, followed by the screening of the film, ‘A Costa dos Murmúrios’ by Margarida Cardoso at 6.30 pm. The film festival will be held from the 29th of September till the 1st of October, 2023. It includes ten films and documentaries screened over three days, all having English subtitles. The festival will be inaugurated by Isabel Raimundo, the Consul-General of Portugal in Goa.

The film festival will offer some of the most recent and contemporary Portuguese films for film lovers. “The aim of the festival is to depict the perspective of Portugal and Lusophone countries. All the films are in Portuguese with English subtitles except Nalini Elvino de Sousa’s film, ‘The Club’ which is in English,” explains Delfim Correia da Silva, Director, Instituto Camoes.

He further adds, “There are many great films to look forward to. Nalini’s film was chosen because it is a link to the Goan Diaspora in Dar es Salaam and

Zanzibar. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Nalini too. The festival focuses not only on Portugal but also the Lusphone countries. Some of the award winning films that one should not miss is ‘Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos (The Dead and The Others) which is a documentary about indigenous culture explores how ancient traditions have been destroyed by the government due to their lack of public policy for the indigenous lands. The film was awarded the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. Another great film is the closing film of the festival, ‘O Labirinto da Saudade (Saudade’s Labyrinth) which is a biography and docu-fiction of Eduardo Lourenço. Writer and philosopher Eduardo who himself narrates and stars in the film.”


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