The International Horror Film Festival in Lisbon kicks off with the screening of ‘The nun – The Damned Nun’ by British filmmaker Corin Hardy at the Sao Jorge cinema.
To mark the 12th edition, the festival will mark the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s “most important book on the history of the horror genre”, “Frankenstein”, which is being held this year.
The ephemeris will be marked with “two cycles of cinema at the Cinemateca for adults (esplanade) and younger (Cinemateca Júnior), and an unpublished debate about the writer and the work by a panel composed exclusively of women.”
In addition, “the spirit of Mary Shelley will also manifest in the main sections” of the festival, of which the organization highlights such films as “The Ranger” by Jen Wexler, “Tigers are not Afraid” by Issa Lopez, “Mandy “by Nicolas Pesce, and” Died Do not Speak “by Dennison Ramalho.
In the competition of feature films are “Anna and the Apocalypse” by John McPhail, “Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil” by Paulo Urkijo Alijo, “Four Hands” by Oliver Kienle, “Ghost Stories” by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, “Agazussa: A Heathen’s Curse” by Lukas Feigelfeld, “Inner Ghosts” by Paulo Leite, “Knife + Heart” by Yann Gonzalez, “Luz” by Tilman Singer, and Mutant Blast, scored by Fernando Alle.
The best short film of Portuguese horror is awarded with 12 films.
In this edition, the parallel section Lost Room will be “entirely dedicated to a filmmaker who has never been afraid to take on the genre cinema in his work”: Solveig Nordlund.
As “another high point of this edition,” the organization highlights the presentation of the book “The most frightful tales of Howard Phillips Lovecraft”, with illustrations of 22 Portuguese artists.
The illustrations by Miguel Ruivo, Joana Afonso, Ricardo Cabral, Luis Cavaco, Darsy Fernandes, Bárbara Lopes, Cláudia Guerreiro, Carlos Fernandes, Marta Teives, Raquel Costa, Miguel Jorge, Ricardo Venâncio, Mosi, Miguel Mendonça, Leonor Pacheco, Filipe Alves , Diana Andrade, Fábio Vera, Filipe Andrade, João Maio Pinto, Luís Morcela and Luís Corte Real, will be on display at Cinema São Jorge during the festival.
The book, edited by Emergency Exit, will be presented on Thursday, at 7:00 pm at Cinema São Jorge, by Edgar Pêra and Paulo Furtado.
The festival also has a children’s section, Lobo Mau, which will continue “to focus on a pedagogical aspect that involves activities and cinema sessions, spread by São Jorge, Cinemateca Júnior and Berardo Collection Museum.”
This edition of the festival also includes “an absolute novelty”, the first Horror Game Jam, “a contest to create horror games for 48 hours.”
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