IndieLisboa to show films about Fado Bicha, C. Tangana and Paul Simon

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Documentaries about Fado Bicha, Paul Simon or C. Tangana, as well as films by Jee-woon Kim and Bruno Dumont are part of the IndieLisboa film festival, which will remember the 50th anniversary of April 25.

This year’s IndieLisboa, which kicks off on May 23, announced today the first programming choices, namely for the IndieMusic section, a panorama of music and culture, and Boca de Inferno, focused on “dark, absurd and sarcastic cinephilia”.

At IndieMusic, several Portuguese productions stand out, such as “As Fado Bicha”, a documentary by Justine Lemahieu, “Com amor, medo”, by Telmo Soares, about the band 5ª Punkada, and “Sur La Stre Nuro, Na Corda Bamba”, by Luís Fernandes, described as “an artistic partnership” with several artists, including Adriana Sá, Joana Sá and Rafael Toral.

This program also includes a film about the Spaniard C. Tangana, following the process of creating the album “El Madrileño” (2021), another about the early years of Nick Cave’s career, in “Mutiny In Heaven: The Birthday Party”, as well as “In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon”, by Alex Gibney, and “We are Fugazi from Washington DC”, a film made from archive footage of fans of the American rock band.

In association with the 50th anniversary of the revolution of April 25, 1974, IndieLisboa will screen Luís Gaspar’s “25 Canções de Abril”, a recording of a show at the Coliseu do Porto in 1977, which brought together names such as Adriano Correia de Oliveira and Carlos Paredes.

Mika Kaurismaki’s “Mama Africa”, about South African singer Miriam Makeba, “a key voice in the independence movements of the African colonies”, will also be screened.

In the Boca de Inferno section, the highlights are “Cobweb”, by South Korean Jee-Woon Kim, and “O Império”, by Bruno Dumont, co-produced by Rosa Filmes and awarded the jury prize at the Berlin festival in February.

As IndieLisboa is part of the Smart 7 network of European festivals, it will screen films by emerging filmmakers from each of the seven countries that make up that structure, including the comedy “Greice”, by Brazilian director Leonardo Mouramateus, in co-production with Portugal.

IndieLisboa is scheduled to take place from May 23 to June 2 at Cinema São Jorge, Culturgest, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Cinema Ideal and Cinema Fernando Lopes.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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