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VIII Primavera do Cine screens 10 Galician and Portuguese-language feature films

The festival is taking place in Vigo from April 30th and May 5th

24/04/2019

From April 30th to May 5th the Primavera do Cine Festival will show the projections of the oficial section with a total of 44 works, 10 of them feature films. The eighth edition will be opended with No intenso agora, by João Moreira Salles, a documentary essay that, through different archive images, talks about the events of May 68 in Paris, the Prague Spring and Mao’s communist China.

Among the Galician works chosen two are highlighted: Trote, the first feature film by Xacio Baño, which comes from reaping numerous successes and being shown at several international festivals (Locarno, San Sebastián and Suiza), as well as Os fillos da Vide, also an opera prima by Ana Domínguez , prize for the best Galician film in the International Exhibition of Ethnographic Cinema of the Museo do Pobo Galego. The rest of the official section of Galician feature films will be completed with Gallo, by Antonio Díaz Huerta and La felicidad de los perros by David Hernández.

The Portuguese-language feature films in competition are Deslembro, a film with autobiographical tints by the director Flávia F. Castro; Alva, first feature film by Ico Costa; Ferrugem by Brazilian Aly Muritiba, Film Industry in Construction Award 2017 at the San Sebastian Festival; Extinção, by Salomé Lamas, documentary winner of the New Wave Award – Nonfiction at the Seville Film Festival 2018; and Chuva é cantoira dos mortos, by João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora, Special Jury Prize  at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Primavera do Cine will also submit 9 Galician short films and 12 Portuguese-language films, 13 animations and 19 video clips. The official section begins after the Viva Cuba retrospective, which, between April 22nd and April 25th, explores the political evolution of the country and its cinematographic history with works like Now!, by Santiago Álvarez; I am Cuba, of the Soviet Mikhail Kalazotov; Lucía by Humberto Solás; Clandestinos by Fernando Pérez and Fresa y chocolate, by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio.

Furthermore, Además, Manolo González will receive the honorable mention of this contest, promoted by Reencanto Producións with the support of the Concello de Vigo, the Xunta, the Deputación of Pontevedra, the Camões Institute and Afundación de Abanca.

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