The 20 years of the Outdoor Cinema Exhibition in Tavira are celebrated among national premieres, films in competition and the revisiting of some classics of the seventh art, always in the light of the stars.
“We wanted to celebrate 20 years, but it will be half of the films [inicialmente previstos], which we compensate with the debut films, ”Candela Vargas, president of the Cineclube de Tavira, told Lusa.
The pandemic shortened the duration of the exhibition, limiting it to the weekends from July 17th to August 16th, but the first happens in a simultaneous effort with the Olhão International Film and Literature Festival (FICLO), with “three novelties in competition, within the theme of travel ”, he highlighted.
Friday, July 17, "The Good Girls", by the Mexican Alejandra Márquez Abella, is shown for the first time in Portugal, a trip by the Mexican upper class that "tries to maintain its status when it starts to lose its money".
On Saturday, July 18, the Norwegian drama "Out Stealing Horses", by Hans Petter Moland, is scheduled for a physical journey that becomes a journey into the past, when the character meets someone from his adolescence and “understands various situations their own life and that of their parents ”.
Sunday, July 19, it is the turn of the Franco-Belgian film "Adoration", by Fabrice du Welz, which illustrates a trip of two teenagers, without much sense of the consequences that this trip through the adult world can cause, of "great beauty" plastic ”.
The rest of the Mostra's programming takes place between recent films and the recovery of classics, with special emphasis on Italy – FICLO's guest country – with Roberto Rossellini's "Viagem em Itália" (Sunday, July 26) and comedy dramatic "La Dolce Vita" / "A Doce Vida", by Federico Fellini (8 August), the latter being able to have "music performed by the Banda Filarmónica de Tavira".
The comedy "O Charme Discreto da Burguesia", a 1972 film by Luis Buñuel, closes the list of classics on August 14.
The rest of the July schedule is made with the Spanish drama "O Que Arde", by Oliver Laxe (24 July) and the Romanian comedy "La Gomera" / "A Ilha dos Silvos", by Corneliu Porumboiu (25 July) .
The exhibition follows in August with the Canadian drama "Matthias & Maxime", the most recent by Xavier Dolan (7 August), which precedes the exhibition, on the 9th, of the autobiographical documentary "Varda Par Agnes", the last work of Agnès Varda (the director who foresaw the 'nouvelle vague'), shot with her assistant Didier Rouget.
Followed by the French novel "Portrait of the Girl in Flames", by Céline Sciamma (15 August), the most watched movie in cinemas in the weeks after confinement, according to official statistics, and ends with the Palestinian comedy Elia Suleiman, "It Must Be Heaven" (16 August), the director's latest film.
This year, in addition to reducing seats from 250 to around 70, moviegoers have to do hand hygiene, there will be no regular break and ticket sales will be electronic, to ensure that health authorities' recommendations are met .
The sessions are all at 21:30 and the films are subtitled in Portuguese and English, except if the original version is in one of these languages, which reflects “the usual influx of foreign audiences to this exhibition”.
Tickets cost 5.50 euros for the general public and 3 euros for members, with a weekend ticket of 15 euros for the public and 8 euros for members.