‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’, which had its world premiere in February at the Berlin festival, is played by Portuguese-Guinean actor Welket Bungué, in the role of Francis, a refugee who arrives in Europe after a violent shipwreck.
The film is inspired by a novel written in 1929 by Alfred Döblin, and won Welket Bungué, in November, the award for best actor at the Stockholm International Film Festival. The 18th edition of the Kino show is scheduled for January 21-27, with a selection of feature films from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg, most of which are shown at international festivals.
The chosen films have in common a strong political and social component, as well as a thematic focus around the concept of belonging, showing new perspectives on the construction of identity.
The schedule announced today includes, among others, the South African ‘western’ ‘Flatland’, by Jenna Cato Bass, produced in Luxembourg, ‘My little sister’, by the Swiss duo Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, and the comedy ‘Stroke’. of luck ‘, by Peter Payer.
Several documentaries will also be shown, including ‘Becoming black’, by Ines Johnson-Spain.
The films will be shown at Cinema São Jorge, in Lisbon, and also in streaming, through the independent cinema platform Filmin.