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Saturday, November 01, 2008

2008 Estoril Film Festival


The fest will run from November 14 to 22 at this city in Portugal.

Opening Film: Mesrine, Jean-François Richet, France, 2008
Closing Film: Rachel Getting Married, Johathan Demme, USA, 2008

In Competition

4 Copas, Manuel Mozos, Portugal, 2008
35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum), Claire Denis, France and Germany, 2008
L’Apprenti, Samuel Collardey, France, 2008
De Ofrivilliga (Involuntary), Ruben Östlund, Sweden, 2008
Dikoe Pole (Wild Field), Mikhail Kalatozishvili, Russia, 2008
El Brau Blau, Daniel Villamediana, Spain, 2008
El Cant Dels Ocells (Birdsong), Albert Serra, Spain, 2008
Nikoli nisva sla v Benetke (We’ve Never Been to Venice), Blaz Kutin, Slovenia, 2008
Pescuit sportiv (Hooked), Adrian Sitaru, Romania, 2007
Pranzo Di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch), Gianni de Gregorio, Italy, 2008
Shultes, Bakur Bakuradze, Russia, 2007
Tatil Kitabi (Summer Book), Seyfi Teoman, Turkey, 2008
Tulpan, Segey Dvortsevoy, Germany, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Russia and Poland, 2008
Wolke Neun (Cloud 9), Andreas Dresen, Germany, 2008

Jury members are Catherine Deneuve, Literature Nobel Prize winner John Maxwell Coetzee, writer Paul Auster, sculptor Cristina Iglesias and artist Juliao Sarmento. There will be tributes to Bernardo Bertolucci, Paul Newman as a Director and a Tim Burton retrospective.

The official site is not working properly with links that are broken, but from Portugal’s news I was able to find the films in page 2 that do not show at the site. Anyway eventually they will fix them and to read about the films you can go here.

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