A month-long Portuguese Film festival called “Cinemateca Portuguesa – João Pedro Bénard da Costa” is coming to Seoul in commemoration of the 80th birthday of João Bénard da Costa, an icon and beacon of the Portuguese film industry. This festival will show 17 remarkable movies in Portuguese cinematic history. Moviegoers will be able to feel the unique aesthetics of Portuguese films through dramas and documentaries, where opposing aspects like music and literature, reality and illusion are blended.
The festival will start on Sept. 9 and last until Sept. 30 on the 1st floor of the Cinematheque, Seoul Art Cinema, in Jongno-gu. Tickets are 8,000 won for adults, 6,000 won for children, and 5,000 won for members, the elderly, and the handicapped.
The Embassy of Portugal invites Seoulites to come and see the great works of Portugal’s greatest movie directors like Manoel de Oliveira, João Cézar Monteiro, and Pedro Costa. Selections will include hidden jewels from relatively unknown directors such as Paulo Rocha, António Reis, and Margarida Cordeiro, all in one place.
Cinematheque and Seoul Art Cinema presents “Cinemateca Portuguesa – João Pedro Bénard da Costa” in cooperation with Cinemateca Portuguesa, and with the support of the Embassy of Portugal in Seoul and the Camões Institute.