International Festival of Music in the Cinema changes in 2019 to Almada, but before it does a balance and farewell edition of Lisbon, only with Portuguese films, in November, in Cinema São Jorge, was announced today.
From November 8 to 11, MUVI will show “some of the most emblematic films that have exhibited over the years, always with the presence of directors and some friends well known in the musical environment,” it said in a statement.
The next edition of MUVI, the Portuguese festival dedicated exclusively to the cinema about music, will run from February 21 to March 3, 2019 in Almada, with a venue to be announced.
In Lisbon, in the balance sheet edition and without any competition, MUVI will show 11 documentaries, most of them already shown in previous editions, although there are some premieres.
This is the case of João Mendes’ Heavy Metal Portugal – O Documentário, which is considered the first documentary film on Portuguese heavy metal, with testimonials from various groups, in particular, the Moonspell.
‘This film has come a long way so as not to lose the memory of these bands and the people involved. It was a lot in this line and with the power to go get as many witnesses as possible from these people. This style of music is a niche and was a bit neglected, ‘João Mendes told in early October.
Another of the premieres in November at MUVI will be ‘Sarapanta’, a contemplative documentary by journalist Cristiano Pereira (who signs as Cristiano Saturno) shot in Alaska, where he was filming aurora borealis.
At MUVI in November it will be possible to remember, among others, ‘Meu Caro Amigo Chico’, a film by Joana Barra Vaz about Portugal, based on a song by Chico Buarque and with the participation of several Portuguese musicians.
This documentary includes, among others, Gualdino’s The Seventh Life, by Filipe Araújo, about the drummer Gualdino Barros, ‘Pontas Soltas’, by Ricardo Oliveira about the process of recording an album by Captain Fausto, and’ Auto Rádio ‘, by Gonçalo Pôla, about the tour of the homonymous album of Benjamim.
It will also be possible to recall two names of Portuguese music that died recently: Fado singer Celeste Rodrigues, with the film ‘Celeste’, by Diogo Varela Silva, and guitarist Filipe Mendes, with ‘Phil Mendrix’ by Paulo Abreu.
The closing session of MUVI Lisboa will be with ‘Farewell’, by Ricardo Clara Couto and Rui Portulez, a documentary about the first decade of the Portuguese Sean Riley & The Slowriders.
During MUVI will be patented in São Jorge the exhibitions ‘Caminhos de Ser Feliz’, by Ana Cláudia Silva, and ‘The Road’, by Graziela Costa.