In collaboration with London-based curator João Conceição, Queer Lisboa organizes in London, at Deptford Cinema, a program consisting of two special screenings of Portuguese short films.
The first program will take place on November 12, at 7:30 pm, and is entitled "Queering Landscapes". The second, "Where We See João Pedro Rodrigues", will be shown the following day, November 13, at the same time. Both sessions will be followed by a discussion about the films with Queer Lisboa Artistic Director, João Ferreira, and curator João Conceição.
November 12th, 7:30 pm, "Queering Landscapes":
- Encounters with Landscape - 3X, by Salomé Lamas (Portugal, 2012, 29')
- Flores, by Jorge Jácome (Portugal, 2017, 26’)
- Onde o Verão Vai (Episódios da Juventude), by David Pinheiro Vicente (Portugal, 2018, 21’)
This screening aims to look at queer ecologies through filmmaking within Portugal. By approaching the land and our relation to it, these films expand on our understanding of a community, nationality, landscape, morality and sexuality. It is when these ulterior ecosystems clash with normative behaviour, that we start to question the way we live.
November 13th, 7:30 pm, "Where We See João Pedro Rodrigues":
- O Que Arde Cura, by João Rui Guerra da Mata (Portugal, 2012, 26')
- O Pássaro da Noite, by Marie Losier (Portugal, France, 2015, 20’)
- Où En Êtes-Vous, João Pedro Rodrigues?, by João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal, France, 2017, 21′)
João Pedro Rodrigues is a Portuguese filmmaker based in Lisbon. His work explores human desire in all its guises and disguises, reflecting the multifarious histories of film, from classic genres to experimental film. Through the lens of different directors, we see how João Pedro Rodrigues impacted the queer imaginary within Portugal and across its borders. Featuring works by Rodrigues’ life partner João Rui Guerra da Mata and French filmmaker Marie Losier, this screening reflects on the themes of queerness and friendship.
More information here.