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.
Round Table

Věra Chytilová’s Moral Farces

Věra Chytilová’s career spans almost 50 years. A founding mother of the Czech New Wave; an avant-gardist and surrealist during the Prague Spring; a social chronicler in the Normalization period that followed the Soviet invasion; an anti-capitalist satirist of the independent Czech Republic. A documentarian, an archivist, a comedian who frequently collaborated with avant-garde theatre actors. A key figure for the cinematic development of the female point of view, who was, however, apprehensive of the “feminist” label. The ever-elusive Chytilová escapes definition, but remains, despite the numerous reinventions of her artistic self (from cinéma vérité to the avant-garde to realism), an enviably consistent filmmaker. How are we to watch her movies now – these idiosyncratic, odd, and outlandish pebbles in everyone’s critical shoe?


In the presence of Boris Nelepo, Carmen Grey and Jasmina Blaževič .
The round table will be held in English, with no translation.
Free admittance. Tickets must be collected on that day.

OCT 24 / 6.00 pm, Culturgest – Forum Debates

Casa do Cinema
Rua da Rosa, 277 - 2º
1200-385 Lisboa
+351 914 570 001
+351 913 672 710