The beating heart of Doclisboa returns with films that insist on going beyond simple portraits. Charlotte Gainsbourg looks at Jane Birkin, Kim Tschang-Yeul paints water drops, Dani Karavan sculpts a better world, Alvin Ailey prints his body in the history of dance, Anthony Bourdain travels through parts unknown. Vadim Kostrov presents his trilogy of Narodnaya, Beth B brings us a portrait of Lydia Lunch, a-ha The Movie follows the iconic band in their swan song. The journey continues with Álvaro Domingos, João Fiadeiro, Eunice Muñoz, Lucio Dalla and Jacques Costeau, among many others.
In 2019, in a remote industrial town in the Ural Mountains, a group of youngsters opens a new art space based on a garage. They name it ‘Narodnaya’, which in Russian means both “by the people” and “for the people”. During the brief Summer months, it becomes the meeting point for dozens of artists. Kostrov’s triptych shows the urgent need for a collective action of resistance and liberation.
We revisit the life of Eunice Muñoz through the private memories of her house. We watch the intimate side of the actress, who does not play any part here but that of being who she is next to whom she loves, and her natural complicity with Lídia. The session starts with an episode from the TV series Cenas da Vida de uma Actriz with Eunice Muñoz.