Among the 11 features competing on Doclisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema’s 12th edition some are world premieres: Snakeskin, by Daniel Hui, who won the Revelation Prize in 2013 with Eclipses; The Sound Before the Fury, first work by the french Lola Fredrich and Martin Sarrazac, about Archie Shepp’s historical album Attica Blues, created from the riots at Attica prison in the USA, in 1971; and Hit 2 Pass, also an absolute premiere by the canadian Kurt Walker.
Also in this competition, a new version of Lisbon Revisited, by portuguese director Edgar Pêra, will premiere and there will be an international premiere of Father and Sons, by chinese director Wang Bing.
Doclisboa’s public will also be able to see for the first time, on the Portuguese Features Competition, the world premieres of Flor Azul, by Raul Domingues, Pára-me de repente o Pensamento, by Jorge Pelicano, Mio Pang Fei by Pedro Cardeira, Volta à Terra by João Pedro Plácido, A Lã e a Neve by João Vladimiro e João Bénard da Costa – Outros amarão as coisas que eu amei, by Manuel Mozos. Also on the competition, As Cidades e as Trocas, by Luísa Homem and Pedro Pinho that premiered at FIDMarseille 2014 will be featured.
In another competitive section of the festival, “Investigation”, two features will be presented as world premieres and first works: África 815, by the spanish Pilar Monsell and Together, by the russian pair Denis Shabaev and Anna Shabaeva. On the same section, the international premiere of Belluscone. Una Storia Siciliana, by Franco Maresco, winner of the FIPRESCI prize on this year’s edition of Venice Film Festival and Brûle la Mer, by Nathalie Nambot (winner of the Revelation Prize in 2011) and Maki Berchache
On the competition section “Risks”, we highlight the world premiere of Phantom Power, by Piérre Léon and the international premieres of Homo Faber, by the swiss director Richard Dindo, Duras et le Cinéma, by the french Dominique Auvray and I Resti di Bisanzio, by the italian Carlo Michele Schirinzi. Other world premieres are My Other Country, by swedish Solveig Nordlung, with a special feature on our special programme “Our 20th century – Cinema in face of History” and, on the “Heart Beat” section, the world premieres of Fado Camané, by Bruno de Almeida and Ilusão by Sofia Marques.
We should also mention that 18 countries will be represented on the competitive sections of Doclisboa’s 12th edition that also counts with an unprecedented number of 13 first films competing for the First Film Award – Best First Film Award comprising Competition, Investigation and New Visions.