Julieta is set to leave Madrid and start a new life in Portugal with Lorenzo. But when she accidentally meets a childhood friend of her daughter Antía – who left home without a word when she turned 18 – she abruptly cancels her plans… Julieta is about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty, about fate, guilt and that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love. “A welcome return to the female-centric storytelling that has earned Almodóvar his greatest acclaim.” - Variety. (Spanish spoken)
Asteroid City Asteroid City
Friday, 22. 09. 2023 / 16:15 / Main Hall
1955. Asteroid City, pop. 87. The town’s most famous attraction is a gigantic meteor crater and celestial observatory nearby. This weekend, the military and astronomers are welcoming five science-award-winning juniors to display their inventions… Meanwhile in New York, the characters of this story set in a fictional American desert town are on stage, preparing for a play titled Asteroid City…
Past Lives Past Lives
Friday, 22. 09. 2023 / 18:30 / Main Hall
A budding childhood romance between Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at a primary school in Seoul, ends abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates to Canada. Many years later Nora, now a playwriting student in New York, notices that Hae Sung has been searching for her on social media… Cinematic debut by New York based playwright Celine Song.
Cesária Évora Cesária Évora
Ana Sofia Fonseca
Friday, 22. 09. 2023 / 19:45 / Small Hall
This documentary combines never-before-seen archive footage with exclusive interviews with those close to her to weave an intimate portrait of the “Barefoot Diva”. Audience Award at the IndieLisboa festival.