The program for the ninth edition of Porto/Post/Doc is out!

by Porto/Post/Doc / 26 10 2022

The final program of the 2022 edition of Porto/Post/Doc is out. A total of over one hundred films will mark the ten days of the festival, offering a transversal look at contemporary cinema and the works of filmmakers who have marked the history of cinema. A special highlight goes to the eight feature films that are part of this year’s international competition, in a panoramic view of political and social issues that mark our present. PPD’22 International Competition will screen films directed by Adnane Baraka (Fragments from Heaven), Antoine Cattin (Holidays), Claudia Müller (Elfriede Jelinek - Language Unleashed), Gastón Solnicki (A Little Love Package), Jenifer Malmqvist (Daughters), Maria Kaur Bedi and Satindar Singh Bedi (The Curse), Sergei Loznitsa (The Natural History of Destruction) and Simon Lereng Wilmont (A House Made Of Splinters).

Opening the festival at Coliseu Porto Ageas, Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song, a film directed by Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine about the history of Leonard Cohen's timeless song. The film will also be part of the Transmission Competition, that also includes, among others, Na Sombra (a documentary about Véspera, the latest album from Portuguese pop group Clã), Sonic Fantasy (a film about the recording of Michael Jackson's Thriller), Meet Me in The Bathroom (that visits the history of DFA Records and bands such as LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes or Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Viagem do Rei (a journey into the creative universe of portuguese pop icon Rui Reininho) and God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines (about the founders of Detroit techno). The awards ceremony will screen All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, a film directed by Laura Poitras about artist and activist Nan Goldin. This film is shown in partnership with LEFFEST.

The Cinema Falado Competition, focused on works produced in Portuguese-speaking countries, will include, among others, the premiere of the new film by Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela (Águas e Espelhos), Ery Claver (Nossa Senhora da Loja do Chinês), Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade (Solmatalua) or Ricardo Leite (As Maçãs Azuis), as well as the exhibition of Viagem ao Sol directed by Susana De Sousa Dias and Ansgar Schaefer, Águas do Pastaza directed by Inês T. Alves and Mangrove School directed by Filipa César and Sónia Vaz Borges.

The Fórum do Real conversation program will be marked by the festival's central theme, Neurodiversity. The four conversations will address the specific issues on the representations of mental health in film and creative works with the participation and contributions of neurodiverse people. The panels will include, among others, conductor Martim Sousa Tavares, director Jorge Jácome, psychiatrist Adrian Gramary, writer Hugo Van der Ding, photographer Paulo Pimenta and director Jorge Pelicano.

New at the festival is LABCeuta, a film laboratory that proposes to develop complementary activities around the Cinema Novo Competition, where the main motto is the reflection around cinema as a means of artistic expression and exploration of realities. This section will include a Carte Blanche to journalist Teresa Vieira, conversations and activities aimed for filmmakers.

The 2022 edition of Porto/Post/Doc will also feature a children's program (School Trip), with proposals aimed at schools and families, the traditional Cinema Novo Competition (with school films), as well as its Industry program, designed for national and international cinema professionals. Also back are the immersive cinema sessions at Oporto’s Planetarium, as well as the program focused on new talents in European cinema (this year dedicated to Swiss directors) and Cinefiesta.

Programs focusing on the works of Márta Mészáros, Miklós Jancsó and Sierra Pettengill were already announced, as well as Europa 61 and the Neurodiversity film program.

The entire schedule can be checked HERE.

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