2nd China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Film Festival

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The “China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Film Festival” screened 26 films from China (including Macao) and several Portuguese-speaking countries, providing a platform for exchange between the two major language industries. In 1896, China and Portugal screened the first film. In the same year, Macau became the filming team for the first time. The fate of the Sino-Portuguese film began.

Recently, the “China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Film Festival”, the second “Meeting Macau-China-Portuguese Culture and Art Festival” series sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, was successfully held. The film festival was divided into “Classic Review” and “China-Portugal New Vision” And “Olá Macau” three concerts, a total of 26 outstanding films from China (including Macao) and a number of Portuguese-speaking countries, accompanied by a series of pre-guided tours and reflections and other activities, brilliant.

In the Chinese film section, senior guest curator Qiao Yusi led the audience to walk around the Chinese film and the city from the countryside to the city, with a wide range of subjects and diverse styles.
The “Classic Review” reproduces Jia Yike’s internationally acclaimed “Three Gorges Good Man” and explores the narrative tension of the early director Zhang Yang’s early monks; contemporary works outline the moving life contours, and each story is inconsistent and thought-provoking.

Among them, the film “Light Blue Amber”, the photography by Macao director Ouyang Yongfeng, reflects its profound aesthetics. The opening film – the poet director Fei Mu’s masterpiece “The Spring of the Small Town”, with the brushwork far from the times, presents the changes of the times with the inner heart of the woman in the small city, and its aesthetics is the only early Chinese film.

The film restoration version was first shown in Australia, and Professor Dai Jinhua from Peking University attended the opening ceremony.
In the Portuguese-speaking film, guest curator Xu Yuci selected six outstanding films from Portuguese-speaking countries such as Portugal, Brazil, Angola and Guinea-Bissau in recent years, highlighting the issue of cultural recognition. Not only in the speculation, but also the audience’s imagination of Portuguese culture and history.

The closing film, the Portuguese director Lida Gomez’s poetic experimental time drama “The Flower of the Bodhi Tree” is adapted from the short story “Portuguese Woman” by the author of the Austrian writer Robert Muzier, telling a Portuguese woman.

The husband’s long march to the field and his own marriage to a foreign land. The film was shortlisted at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival and the 2018 Madlata Film Festival. The picture is exquisite and beautiful, fully demonstrating the characteristics of Portuguese-speaking movies.

The “Olá Macau” unit is a collection of works by Macao video producers. The re-exhibition of the first “Film Film Production Support Program” of the Cultural Affairs Bureau was awarded four excellent feature films, and the “Animation New Humans” event, which was specially added, was awarded for the first “Original Animation Short Film Production Subsidy Program”. Five excellent animation works, as well as a number of outstanding local short films, all use this art exchange platform to showcase the latest developments in Macao movies and present unique local film stories in Macau.