Film about Soares and adaptation of Lídia Jorge’s book hit theaters in February


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The film about Mário Soares “Soares é Fixe”, by Sérgio Graciano, and the adaptation of the book “O Vento Assobiando nas Gruas”, by Lídia Jorge, by Jeanne Waltz, are part of February’s movie premieres, NOS announced today.

NOS Audiovisuais’ calendar of national premieres for 2024 begins with “A Semente do Mal”, by Gabriel Abrantes, on January 18, followed on February 15 by “Amo-te Imenso”, by Brazilian Hermano Moreira, shot in Lisbon with Guilherme Gorski, Filipa Pinto and Júlia Palha in the cast.

The same month, on the 22nd, sees the premiere of Sérgio Graciano’s biopic “Soares é Fixe”, which marks the centenary of the birth of the former Prime Minister and President of the Republic and revolves around the second round of the 1986 presidential elections, in which Mário Soares won with the support of the left, against Diogo Freitas do Amaral.

On February 29, “O Vento Assobiando nas Gruas” (The Wind Whistling in the Caves) opens in cinemas, based on Lídia Jorge’s novel published in 2002, which won her several literary prizes, including the Grand Prize for Novel and Novella from the Portuguese Writers’ Association.

A new film in the “Balas e Bolinhos” series is scheduled for release on August 15, with more to be announced in the future, according to a statement from NOS Audiovisuais. The third film in the saga, by Luís Ismael, dates from 2012 and is the seventh most watched Portuguese film since 2004, according to data from the Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual.

The list of premieres in Portugal for 2024 also includes foreign films such as “Pobre Criaturas”, by Yorgos Lanthimos, on January 25, featuring the fado singer Carminho.

In February, NOS Audiovisuais will premiere the winner of this year’s Palme d’Or, “Anatomy of a Fall”, by French director Justine Triet.

Next year will also see premieres such as Ridley Scott’s second “Gladiator”, on November 21, the new chapter of “Alien”, by Fede Alvaréz, on August 15, or the sequel to “Inside Out”, by Kelsey Mann, according to the calendar released by NOS.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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