Europa 61 will be part of Porto/Post/Doc program this year

by Porto/Post/Doc / 12 10 2022

After two independent editions, Europa 61 - European Film Week returns in 2022 as part of a special program within Porto/Post/Doc. A selection of twelve films, produced on European soil, which aims to, once again, be a space for a reflection on issues that mark the day-to-day life of European countries and European citizenship.

What unites a pirate radio in a small provincial town in the 80s to the portrait of a difficult adolescence, softened by a talent for drawing, in the rural world of the 60s? Or what is the link between that same portrait of an artist as a youth and a collective album of teenagers, overwhelmed by their illusions and insecurities, today? It will not take much effort to relate a rural tourism experience in a lost corner of Sardinia, the misadventures of a group of volunteers in a remote area of Transylvania, and a modern western set in the desolate landscapes of Lapland, nor the challenges facing contemporary medicine, such as the social consequences of bipolar disorder or the need for palliative care units. Ethnic discrimination was present in that rural adolescence mentioned earlier, just as, real or imagined, it can be experienced in modern workplaces, or in its version of absolute evil, this time by Holocaust survivors in the post-war period. More challenging is to find the link between a legendary pirate-queen of the 16th century and the inventor of science fiction as a popular genre in the early 20th century.

With several newcomers — Vincent Maël Cardona, Adéla Komrzý, Santiago López Jover, Eric Schockmel —, two almost first time directors—Barnabás Toth and Visar Morina —, a handful of more well known filmmakers — Radu Muntean, Veiko Õunpuu, Salvatore Mereu, Joachim Lafosse —, two “repeaters” — Jonás Trueba and Dónal Foreman —, in what begins to be the creation of a group of recurrent authors, Europa 61 reaches its third edition, aiming to do an annual X-ray of the state of the European Union. 

Porto/Post/Doc will take place between the 16th and 26th of November. Already announced are the focus programs We, the Revolution - Cinema and Politics in the works of Márta Mészáros and Miklós Jancsó, Neurodiversity and Translating Across Time: Sierra Pettengill’s Archival Films.

Europa 61 is co-organized by EUNIC Portugal and would not have been possible without the support of Creative Europe — MEDIA Desk Portugal, Goethe-Institut Portugal, Austrian Embassy, Embassy of Belgium, Instituto Cervantes in Lisbon, Estonian Embassy, Institut Français Portugal, Hungarian Embassy, Irish Embassy, Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Portogallo, Luxembourg Embassy, Czech Republic Embassy and the Romanian Cultural Institute.



Assandira, Salvatore Mereu, Italy, 2020, FIC, 126'
Exile, Visar Morina, Germany, 2020, FIC, 116'
Intensive Life Unit, Adéla Komrzý, Czech Reupublic, 2021, DOC, 73’
Intregalde, Radu Muntean, Romenia, 2021, FIC, 104'
Magnetic Beats, Vincent Maël Cardona, France, 2021, FIC, 98'
The Cry Of Granuaile, Dónal Foreman, Ireland, 2022, FIC, 82'
The Last Ones, Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia, 2020, FIC, 117'
The Restless, Joachim Lafosse, Belgium, 2021, FIC, 73'
Those Who Remained, Barnabás Tóth, Hungary, 2019, FIC, 83'
Tune into the Future, Eric Schockmel, Luxembourg, 2020, DOC, 52'
Welcome to Siegheilkirchen, Santiago Lopez Jover, Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Austria, 2021, ANI, 85'
Who's Stopping Us, Jonás Trueba, Spain, 2021, DOC, 220'

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