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.
Nostalgia over lost causes: reflections on Venezuela

Based on his trilogy on memory, filmmaker Andrés Duque discusses some of the problems of his country of origin, Venezuela, “where corruption and capitalism perpetuate themselves under the cover of socialist ideals”. In his films, there are bodies dancing and the hope for utopia.

Andrés Duque is a Spanish filmmaker who was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He works on the fringes of Spanish non-fiction with a strong documentary and essay-like orientation. His films were shown and awarded at major international film festivals such as Cinéma du Réel, Punto de Vista and Buenos Aires. In 2012, he was invited to the Flaherty Film Seminar.


OCT 24 / 9.30 pm, São Jorge 2


Free admittance by picking up a ticket on the same day from 8 pm on. The entrance in the session will be by means of a donation to the firefighters, exchangeable by a ticket for the session.

First Symptoms [Primeros Sintomas], Espanha, 50’ [excerpt], 2015
Dress Rehearsal for Utopia [Ensayo Final para Utopía], Espanha, 75’ [excerpt], 2012
Color Runaway Dog [Color Perro que huye], Espanha, 70’ [excerpt], 2011

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