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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2020 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

40th edition of the Festival to be celebrated from February 28th to March 7, 2020.  

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Screening February 24th - Fantasporto

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Fantasporto's show features a wide range of proposals from the science fiction fantasy "Glass Garden" by Shin Su-won (South Korea) to the "director's cut" of "Dream Demon" , by Harley Cokeliss, a British horror film classic that makes this year 30 years. It is also a must for the intrigue and realism of the Budapest Noir political-police drama by the Hungarian Eva Gárdos (European anteater), who lived in the oppressive atmosphere of fascist Hungary in the late 1930s.
 
Toho, the biggest film producer in the country, presents "Ajin - Demi - Human" by Katsuyuki Motohiro, a fantastic action story about humans who never die, while the North American Preston deFrancis presents with "Ruin Me", passed in a limit event that mixes camping, haunted house and "escape room" that goes wrong. Maurice Heems' "Chimera", another world premiere, co-production USA / United Arab Emirates / India, a story about immortality and ethics, the theme of this year's festival focus.
 
Grand Auditorium
  
3:00 PM - Glass Garden
Shin Su-won - 117'- South Korea- Fantastic- CF - v.o.leg english / leg port - EUROPEAN ANTESTREIA
Fantastic story about a scientist who studies trees and their physiological interaction with humans. Filmed with an extraordinary sensitivity, it is also a story about the excluded and the destruction of the environment. The director's previous film, Reinbou "(2010) was considered the Best Asian Film at the Tokyo Film Festival.
 
17:00 - Ruin Me
Preston DeFrancis - 88 '- USA - CF-Horror - v.o. english / leg port - EUROPEAN FOOTBALL
Alexandra reluctantly agrees to attend the 'Slasher Sleepout' event, a limiting experience that is a mix of camping, haunted house and 'escape room'. But the event goes awry ... First feature film by the director. Movie winner at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival, among other awards.
 
7:00 PM - Budapest Noir
Éva Gárdos- 95'- Hung- Drama- v.o.leg ingl / leg port - EUROPEAN ANTESTREIA
A mysterious homicide crime passed in 1936 in Budapest, at a time when Hungary was preparing to align itself with Hitler and the Axis powers. A very beautiful young prostitute is found dead to the blow. But nobody wants to investigate the crime. The difficult relations between the Press and the power, in a magnificent reconstitution of a historical period decisive for the History of the Humanity.
 
21:00 - Ajin: Demi-Human
Katsuyuki Motohiro - 109'- Jap-Fantasy - CF - v.o. leg ingles / leg.port.- ANTESTREIA
Coming from Japan's largest film company, Toho, and following the 2-year welcome of Fantasporto, I'm Not a Hero now comes a fantastic story about humans who do not die from a perspective of originality and action, questioning the power of those who know they can do everything without consequences. Selection of the Festival of Paris.
 
23:00 - Dream Demon - Director's Cut
Harley Cokeliss - 89 '- 1988/89 - Fantastic / Horror - UK - v.o. english / leg port - HOMAGE
30th Anniversary Celebration of a British Horror Film Classic in the presence of director Harley Cokeliss and following the restoration and digitization of his cult film in 2017 by the British Film Institute.
 
 
Small Auditorium
 
  
18:30 - OFFICIAL SECTION COMPETITIVE OF FANTASTIC SHORTS-METRAGENS 1 - 81 '
Session at the Small Auditorium dedicated to the screening of seven of the films competing with the Official Section for Fantastic Short Films which includes works by some well-known filmmakers such as Milcho Manchevski or the British Drew Casson.
Reruns
Face, 14'23 '', Hol / Fra / Bel
Charon
Luís Tinoco, 15'51 '', Esp
Creature from the Lake
Renata Antunez, Alexis Bédué, Léa Bresciani, Amandine Canville, Maria Castro Rodriguez, Logan Cluber, Nicolas Grangeaud, Capucine Rahmoun-Swierczynski, Victor Rouxel, Orianne Siccardi, Mallaury Simoes, 5'10 '', Fra
And orange
Frédéric Gaudin, Marceau Leger, Tanguy Lemonnier, Patrick Martini, Diana Nikitina, Flora Silve, 5'52 '', Fra
Azdaja - The Dragon
Ivan Ramadan, 13 ', Bosnia Herzegovina
The End of Time
Milcho Manchevski, 5'24 ", USA / Cuba
Sweet water
Drew Casson, 20 ', UK
 
9:15 PM - Chimera
Maurice Haeems - 80 '- India / United Arab Emirates / USA - P & P - Fantasy - v.o.leg english WORLDWIDE ANTESTREIA
 In the future, all children are infected with a virus. The solution is to have stem cells in quantity but for this you have to do "creation". A story about immortality and ethics in scientific research. Kathleen Quinlan, nominated for an Oscar for "Apollo 13", and Henry Ian Cusik, an actor in the TV series "Scandal".

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40th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 28, March 7

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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