Doclisboa wants to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematics that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action.

Flights and Falls

Vzlety a Pády

Věra Chytilová
Portuguese Premiere
2000 • Czech Republic • 110’
OCT 23 / 11.00 am, São Jorge 3

Another crucial chapter in Chytilová’s non-fiction treatise on the 20th century Czechoslovakia, this time through the lives of three Czech photographers: Václav Chochola, Karel Ludwig, and Zdeněk Tmeje. Chytilová returns to the locations of Pearls of the Deep.


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