The LEFFEST – Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival celebrates Roma culture with a special program dedicated to its various artistic manifestations, on November 14th, at Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval.
At 11:00 am, the film “A Night of Knowing Nothing” by Payal Kapadia will be screened. Made in 2021, this film is in the Official Selection – In Competition of this 15th edition of the festival. The epistolary film, political manifesto, “A Night of Knowing Nothing” is also a work in defense of cinema, of a free cinema, which vibrates with grief and anger, giving us an account of what is happening today in India, crossing reality with fiction, dreams, memories, fantasies and anxieties.
The film “Unter Den Brettern Hellgrünes Gras”, by Karin Berger, will be screened at 3:00 pm, followed by the film “Being Gipsy”, by Peter Nestler.
After the presentation of these two films, there is a debate on “O genocídio dos Roma durante a Segunda Grande Guerra”, with Irene Pimentel, Karin Berger, Herbert Heisse, and other guests.
Released in 2005, in “Unter Den Brettern Hellgrünes Gras” artist Ceija Stojka speaks about the horror of her experiences in the Nazi death camps with uncompromising frankness and a vital presence.
In turn, “Being Gipsy” portrays the persecution and genocide that the Roma community was subjected to, during Nazism and also after the war, namely in Germany and Austria.
Then, at 7 pm, the documentary “Ceija Stojka”, by Karin Berger, will be presented, with the presence of the director. Karin Berger’s documentary Ceija Stojka is a portrait of Austrian-born author, painting and artist Ceija Stoja who reconstructs her biography, from her nomadic childhood to the period in which she settles her life in Vienna.
The best of the seventh art is back in Sintra with the LEFFEST – Lisbon & Sintra Film, from November 10th to 21st, this year highlighted by the celebration of Rom Culture.
More info HERE.