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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Miguel Gomes

Miguel Gomes at IFFR

  • Our Beloved Month of August

    In the Portuguese hills, August is the time of feasts, singing and debauched ways of enjoying oneself. Charming mix of fact and fiction shows urban li

    • Bright Future
  • 31

    Sharp, slightly surrealist, critical sketch of a relationship in the making.

    • main programme short
  • Redemption

    Highlight of the film year: collage film featuring intimate thoughts from well-known Europeans in bombastic/ironic ‘letters’ from Portugal, Milan, Par

    • Signals: Grand Tour
  • Tabu

    Hat tip to the eponymous F.W. Murnau classic in which Portuguese talent Miguel Gomes tells a melancholy story about ageing, lost love, missed opportun

  • Pro Evolution Soccer’s One-Minute Dance After a Golden Goal in the Master League

    A playful variant on the well?known bekende Playstation soccer computer game. A goal. A dance of joy. No music.

    • short films
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 3 – The Enchanted One

    While Scheherazade wonders how much longer she’ll be able to distract her cruel husband with stories, we discover how the love of birdsong came to Por

    • Limelight
    • Voices
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1 – The Restless One

    Magical realism, documentary and political satire coalesce in this contemporary Arabian Nights. Scheherazade tells stories about the dismal state of P

    • Limelight
    • Voices
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 2 – The Desolate One

    In which Scheherazade continues to tell of the tormented Portuguese people, who turn away from the authorities and look for new heroes. Just as in the

    • Limelight
    • Voices
  • The Face You Deserve

    Atmospheric and bizarre humorous fairy-tale about the end of an endless childhood, based on the expression: ‘Until you’re thirty, you have the face th

    • Sturm und Drang