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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2019 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

39th edition of the Festival to be celebrated from February 22 to March 2, 2019. 2018 ONLINE CATALOG

Fantasporto and Porto Pictures Gallery and  the recent ones here  Video Gallery Fantasporto 2017 2018: Watch ambiance and trailers.


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Feb 28 Fantasporto treats

Big Auditorium presentation of the European Premiere of Isabelle
3:30 PM • Isabelle
Robert Heydon - 81 '(Can / USA) - CF - EUROPEAN PREMIERE - Fantasy Horror
A young couple's dream of starting a family is compromised as they go down the paranoid rungs due to a creepy neighbor who seems to demand their own lives. Second feature film by the award-winning director of "Ecstasy".
 
17:30 • Painting Life
Biju Kumar Damodaran - 140 '(India) - SR / OE - EUROPEAN PREMIÈRE - Drama
A hymn to the protection of the environment. A film crew led by a successful Bollywood director arrives in a remote village in the Himalayas to film a string of dance and music. Soon they are isolated from the world after torrential rains and mudslides, without technology or means of communication, totally at the mercy of the forces of the nature. The first English-language film by the director whose work has been regularly screened at the Cannes and Montreal festivals, winner of 12 national and 12 international awards.
 
9:00 PM • Nancy
Christina Choe - 85 '(USA) - SR - Drama
Slowly Nancy convinces herself that she has been kidnapped as a child. When he meets a couple whose daughter disappeared 30 years ago, soon their doubts give way to conviction. With Andrea Riseborough ("Birdman"), Steve Buscemi and John Leguizano. Awarded at the Sundance Festival and selected for the festivals of Deauvile and Sitges, this festival where the actress Andrea Riseborough won the prize for female interpretation. First feature by Christina Choe.
 
23:00 • His Master's Voice
Gyorgy Palfi - 110 '(Hungary) - CF / Retro-Hungary - Drama / Sci-Fi
Based on a story by Stanislaw Lem (Solaris), the film traces Peter's journey in search of his scientist father who left the family in the 1970s in the communist Hungary period. Recognizing him in an old documentary, Peter travels to America. The father's work is, after all, connected with mysterious events in the past, bringing to light the fact that, after all, the universe is not mute and that we are not alone. A fiction-science story from the well-known director of "Taxidermy", Fantasporto 2007 Audience Award.
 
SMALL AUDITORIUM
 
15:15 • PORTUGUESE CINEMA PRIZE (71 ') - v.o. port.
 
EPI / ETIC (Lisbon)
Without Output • André Rodrigues - 10 '(Port)
Terra Ardida • Francisco Romão - 12 '(Port)
Collapse • Carolina Lourenço - 19 '(Port)
 
UNIVERSIDADE DA MADEIRA
Impius • Leandro Silva - 9'41 '' - Port
Sea of the Interior • Daniel Cassaca- 8'32 '' - animation- Port
The Curse • Duarte Paulini - 8 '38' '- Port
Retaliation • André Marujo - 9'44 '' - Port
 
The Road to Santiago in Alto Minho • Martin Dale - 30 '(Port) - WORLD PREMIÈRE
The number of hikers on the Camino de Santiago has tripled in recent years. This documentary addresses the historical and social explanations, symbolism and economic and religious importance of the ancient path. A community of pilgrims who repeats year after year the route to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, united to Galicia and Portugal.
 
17:15 • Six Suspects
Lin Tuan-Chiu - 108 '- 1965 - Retro-Taiwan - v.o. leg. english - INTERNATIONAL PREMIÈRE
Tenn Kong-Hui is a private detective who uses the obscure past of his clients to blackmail them. Tai-Giok is the secretary of the president of a steel company and a dangerous woman. When she and Tenn Kong-Hui separate, he begins to gather evidence against her. One day, Tenn Kong-Hui is found dead in his apartment. There are five suspects but all have alibis. When the police appear to be deadlocked, a sixth suspect appears.
 
9:15 PM • Last Sunrise
Wen Ren - 104 '(China) - CF / OE - v.o. leg. english - WORLD PREMIÈRE - Science Fiction / Romance
After the sun disappears, what is the future of humanity? This is what Sun Yang, an amateur astronomer, and the young Chen Mu will discover in an icy world where the best and the worst of humanity appear. When, after major catastrophes, 30% of life always survives, why should we be part of those who give up? One of the earliest science-fiction films produced in China, with broad interpretations
and special effects. First feature film by the director.
 
23:15 • The Head Hunter
Jordan Downey - 72 '(USA / Port) - CF / PCP - v.o. leg. english - Horror
A solitary mercenary hunter prepares to hunt monster from the forest that killed his daughter. Filmed in Portugal, in the Bragança area, with a partially Portuguese team, it was already awarded at the Nightmares Film Festival for Best Film and Best Cinematography. Director Jordan Downey worked with Wes Craven and this is his third feature film. Selected for the Sitges Festival.

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36th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 26, March 5

The Oporto International Film Festival, specializes in fantasy and science-fiction films in its Official Competitive section.
This Festival also includes the 18th New Directors Week with an Official Competition and a Retrospective section. The Festival’s director, Mário Dorminsky, is preparing, with the help of the Portuguese Film Institute, a program with Portuguese Films for the benefit of the foreign guests in Fantasporto.
The Festival runs now in 5 theatres (2,600 seats altogether ) and screens nearly new 200 feature films each year. The press coverage of the Festival is made by all the most important Portuguese newspapers, radio stations and television networks and by foreign specialized press. This allows press dossiers of about 5000 clippings every year and represents a unique media coverage in Portugal for similar cultural events.

Almost 110,000 entries, per year is the average of the Festival’s past editions.

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