The first Portuguese-language film show kicks off Thursday in Shanghai with the screening of films from Portugal, Brazil and Cape Verde to promote Portuguese-speaking culture in China’s largest financial centre.
The cycle opens on Thursday afternoon with the film “The Mother Is Who Knows“, a comedy by the Portuguese director Nuno Rocha. For the last day is reserved a double session, with the drama “Florbela“, about the poetess Florbela Espanca, and the documentary “The Paradise is the Others“, by Miguel Gonçalves, with a text by the Portuguese writer Valter Hugo Mãe and that gathers testimonials of Portuguese speakers.
The program also includes “Cinema, Aspirinas and Urubus” and “I travel because I need, I return because I love you”, from Brazil, and “The Two Brothers” from Cape Verde. All films will be spoken in Portuguese, with subtitles in English.
The exhibition is the first event organized by the recently created Lusophone Group, formed by the Consulates General of Brazil and Portugal in the city of Shanghai, to promote the culture of the Portuguese-speaking countries “in its most varied aspects,” said the Portuguese consul, Israel Saraiva.
The free entry cycle will take place at the Fosun Foundation, which was established in 2012 as the “private arm” of the Chinese private group.