Queer Lisboa 22 will be attended by a significant number of film professionals, including directors, producers and actresses.
From the Feature Film Competition, Queer Lisboa 22 will receive Brazilian filmmakers Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher, who return to the Festival to present their latest feature film, Tinta Bruta, one of the most acclaimed titles of recent Brazilian queer cinema and that had its world premiere at the last Berlinale. Also premiered in the most recent edition of the International Film Festival of Berlin, the film Marilyn will be represented by its director, the Argentine Martín Rodríguez Redondo.
From the Documentary Competition, we will receive from the USA Jordan Schiele, who will be presenting The Silk and the Flame, a beautiful black and white portrait of Yao, a young Chinese gay man who visits his family during the Chinese New Year. Filmmaker Nicoletta Nesler and producer Susi Monzali will also be present with Lunàdigas - ovvero delle Donne senza Figli, a playful but serious approach to the issue of women who do not want to have children.
In the context of the Queer Art Competition, legendary Brazilian actress Helena Ignez and Djin Sganzerla (main actress of Ignez's A Moça do Calendário and daughter of her and famous director of Cinema Marginal Brasileiro Rogério Sganzerla), will be in Lisbon. Actor Yuri Yamamoto and producer Rogerio Mesquita will also be present in this competition, dedicated to more challenging narratives, with the film Inferninho, by Guto Parente and Pedro Diogenes; also from Brazil, Jean Santos will be present for the world premiere of Superpina (alongside a big part of the movie' team); and Mònica Rovira will introduce us to her melancholic and avant-garde documentary Ver a Una Mujer.
In the Short Films Competition, Queer Lisboa 22 will be visited by several representatives of international films: Carolina Markowicz returns to the Festival, this time, and after suceeding in Cannes, with O Órfão; Jerry Carlsson is also returning to Queer Lisboa, and will present Shadow Animals accompanied by his producer Frida Mårtensson; Thomas Hakim competes with the hypnotic En Attendant, Ana Galizia with the documentary Inconfissões, María Vera will represent La Flaca as distributor, and from Russia will arrive Vsevolod Galkin (actor) for presenting It.
Also within the Short Film Competition, we will welcome portuguese filmmaker and critic Ricardo Vieira Lisboa, winner of the In My Shorts Competition in 2016, who will present Os Motivos de Reinaldo, and José Magro, winner of 2016' Queer Porto's In my Shorts Competition, and that will tell us everything about his new movie Letters from Childhood.
Other five Portuguese filmmakers will also be present at Cinema São Jorge to present their latest works, this time out of Competition: André Santos and Marco Leão (Self Destructive Boys), Francisco Mira Godinho (producer of Anjo, by Miguel Nunes), Jorge Jácome (Flores) and Gabriel Abrantes, whose Diamantino, co-realized along with Daniel Schmidt, opens this edition.
From the European School Film Competition In My Shorts, the festival will receive Night Owls' director Samuel Auer, Anča Jesenská, sound designer for Days Off, Mauro Soares (actor in Daniel Donato's Hello Cinta Pertamaku, Câmbio e Desligo) and Clara Stern, responsible for Mathias.
The complete Guests List can be checked here.