Documentary about Leonard Cohen in the opening of Porto/Post/Doc

by Porto/Post/Doc / 18 09 2019

Porto/Post/Doc festival returns todowntown between 23 November and 1 December. The Transmission program, devoted to music and pop culture, includes the screening of Nick Broomfield's "Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love" and a special by director Mike Christie.

The premiere of Nick Broomfield's hip documentary about Leonard Cohen's relationship with one of his muses, Marianne, will mark the opening of the festival's 2019 edition, taking place on November 23 at 9:30 pm at Porto Municipal Theater - Rivoli . The session is part of the Transmission program, a section of the festival dedicated to showing documentaries on music and popular culture.

Throughout the week, the festival will also screen "Haut Les Filles" by François Armanet, a documentary about the female figures of French rock music featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy or Vanessa Paradis; David Dietl's "Berlin Bouncer", which proposes a trip through the city's clubbing culture through the stories of three security guards from some of the German capital's most famous nightclubs; and "Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda", directed by Stephen Nomura Schible, about the Japanese composer.

The focus on British director Mike Christie includes the national premiere of three of his latest documentaries: "Hansa Studios: By The Wall 1976-90", about the golden years of one of the best-known recording studios of the city of Berlin, as well as "New Order: Decades" and "Suede: The Insatiable Ones", about the homonymous bands.

In Portuguese, Transmission also includes the screening of the film "Batida de Lisboa" by Rita Maia and Vasco Viana, a documentary shot in the suburbs of the capital that seeks to reveal musicians and producers from different origins - from Angola to São Tomé, from Cape Verde to Guinea Bissau - as well as their identity struggles. The festival will also screen "A Punk Called Ribas", by Paulo Miguel Antunes, and "O Desvio", by Tiago Afonso.

This year, Transmission extends to Braga, with the presentation of two sessions at gnration: Wednesday, November 27, with screening of "Batida de Lisboa", and Thursday, November 28, screening of "New Order: Decades".

Porto/Post/Doc takes place between November 23 and December 1, in several venues of the city (Porto Municipal Theater - Rivoli, Passos Manuel Cinema, Porto Planetarium). A focus on Lithuanian director Audrius Stonys was already announced.

The 2019 edition of Porto/Post/Doc has the support of Câmara Municipal do Porto, Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA) - Ministério da Cultura, CVRVV - Vinho Verde and several other partners.

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