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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2022 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

42nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2022  April 1 - 10, 2022

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37th Fantasporto kicks off this week end

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22 COUNTRIES INVOLVED FIRST WEEKEND OF THE FESTIVAL
 
After the first four days of warm-up with retrospectives dedicated to the Argentine and Taiwanese cinematographies, it starts on Friday, in an already carnival environment, the competitive sector of the 27th Fantasporto starts with the exhibition of The Age of Shadows, Korean Jee-woon Kim, set during the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II.
It is an action film in which a South Korean police captain, who apparently collaborates with the occupiers, but simultaneously plays a central role in resisting the Japanese occupiers.
With The Age of Shadows "Jee-woon Kim won the Best Feature Film Award at the Fantastic Festival of Austin, Texas, USA in 2016.
 
At the same time, at the solemn opening session, two short films, the films Night of A 1000 Hours, co-produced by Austria, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, directed by Virgil Widrig and Dearest Sister by the Laotian director Mattie Do, Who will present it on stage.
On Saturday the focus will be heavily on the world premiere of The Island of Dogs, a Portuguese-Angolan co-produced by the Portuguese Jorge António, which was the last work of Nicolau Breyner for cinema. Paranormal Drive by Russian Oleg Assadulin and OMG I'm a Robot by Israeli Tal Goldberg are other powerful reasons for attraction to Rivoli sessions.
Carnival Sunday features The Evil Within, another world premiere, Andrew Getty's only feature, which passed away shortly after the film's completion. The film will be presented on stage by the representative of the production company in Europe, Bruno Chatelain.
Following is the most recent film by Kim Ki Duc, The Net, about a North Korean fisherman whose boat breaks down and goes to South Korea, who wants to return him to North Korea as a spy ...
In the Small Auditorium, director Stephen Kastrissios will be onstage, accompanied by the producer and much of the cast, to present Bloodlands, an Australian-Albanian co-production centered on battles of Balkan family clans with magical and supernatural interventions ...
Fantasporto started Monday in a pre-competitive phase. The competitive sections begin on Friday and continue throughout the week, until the penultimate day of the festival, which officially closes Saturday and ends on Sunday, March 5, at the Municipal Theater Rivoli, with the screening of all films Awarded.
In addition to the standard tickets, the festival organization offers, at special prices, valid passes for the whole event or just for the weekends.

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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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