In the 20th edition of Doclisboa, The Green Years section continues to follow and present the work of upcoming directors from all over Europe. This year, the competition comprises 21 premieres from 13 different countries. We partner with Le Fresnoy – National Studio for Contemporary Arts to present a focus on the early works created by its students throughout its 25 years of existence.
GREEN YEARS — OPENING SESSION
Federico Cammarata and Filippo Foscarini won the Best Green Years Film Award in 2021 and return to present A Soft Hiss of This World. We also point out the connection of two Portuguese directors to this year’s invited school, Le Fresnoy, by screening Fiesta Forever (Jorge Jácome) and Manhã de Santo António (João Pedro Rodrigues). A session where spaces are haunted by spectres of past memories and future possibilities.
Green Years - Opening Session
Morning of Saint Anthony’s Day
A Soft Hiss of This World
CEREAL / I Am Claudia, I Am Esther and I Am Teresa. I Am Ingrid, I Am Fabiola and I Am Valeria
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Tea and Time
the flower of her skin
Flowers for My Father
The Imaginary House
What Do I Look Like
LE FRESNOY – NATIONAL STUDIO FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
We invite Le Fresnoy – National Studio for Contemporary Arts to present a focus on the works produced by the students throughout its 25 years of existence. This art and audio-visual research centre’s approach seeks to break the barriers between medium and language. Great contemporary filmmakers have attended it, including Portuguese ones, such as João Pedro Rodrigues, Miguel Gomes, Jorge Jácome and Ico Costa.
A Moon Made of Iron explores the disappearance of three people in the high seas, while Swatted, a practice of breaking into people’s houses by American special forces, questions the difference between what’s virtual and real in videogames. Natural Process Activation #3 Bloom follows two people with lights searching for dandelions. In, Over and Out revisits the exit of Le Fresnoy. Redemtpion looks for the salvation of four people in their lives.
A Moon Made of Iron
Natural Process Activation #3 Bloom
In, Over and Out
The main character of this session is matter in its manifold declensions. We Knew how Beautiful They Were, These Islands unveils a puzzling ritual. All Movements Should Kill the Wind invites us to ‘feel’ the stone while it is being worked upon. Archipelagos, Naked Granites reflects upon identity under the tacit eye of the Acropolis. The Men Who Wait takes us to a coal mine where occasional meetings filled with tenderness and loneliness take place.
We Knew how Beautiful They Were, These Islands
All Movements Should Kill the Wind
Archipelagos, Naked Granites
The Men Who Wait
The limits between reality, memory and fable aren’t always clear, and in this session they get confused. Isabella Morra records the crude life of a group of children from Boulogne-sur-Mer. In Atlantics, the account of a sea crossing acquires the strength of legend. A Idade da Pedra unearths a history of exploitation, prophecy and myth. Corrente tells us the mystery of a man gone missing the day after being released from prison.