Gulbenkian and the Portuguese Cinema – 4th edition

Memory of the future – Free admission

About the cycle “Gulbenkian and the Portuguese Cinema IV”

In the 4th edition of the cycle “Gulbenkian and the Portuguese Cinema” the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation celebrates a 50-year close relationship between the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Portuguese Cinema, under the theme “Memory of the Future”. This year’s Edition screens fifteen films representing the work of nine directors supported as artists or film directors by the Gulbenkian Foundation from 1969 until 2018, and it will happen on the first two weekends of July, curated by António Rodrigues (program advisor at Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema).

On July 14 the book with the collection of texts for the second edition of the cycle “the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Portuguese Cinema – Essay and Fiction”, which took place in November and December 2017, curated by Ricardo Vieira Lisbon will be released at the Multipurpose Room of the Gulbenkian Modern Art Collection.

For greater accessibility of content all films are subtitled in English and in Portuguese and the Multipurpose room space of the Modern Collection provides access to reduced mobility.

António Rodrigues, curator

Born in Rio de Janeiro, when living in Paris  he wrote in the monthly magazine Cinématographe and worked as a programmer at the Cinema art et-essai recherche Studio 43 (he programmed integral Friedrich Murnau, Armenian Film Festival, Raymond Queneau and the Cinema, integral Gérard Courant, Buster Keaton, programs devoted to Georges Melies, in addition to the current programming). He is a member of the Portuguese Cinematheque programming service, where he organized several cycles of Cinema, many of which with catalogues: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Cinema and architecture, Egyptian Cinema, Robert Kramer, cinema on the 60s, 70s and 80s, Jean Gabin, Rainer W. Fassbinder, Jean-Marie Straub/Danièle Huillet, Luc Moullet, François Truffaut, among others. In the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, he programmed the cycles "Portugal/Brazil, Cinema crossings " (2000), "The Gaze of the Stars" (2001, cinema of lusophone countries) and "the 20th century Architecture in  Cinema" (2004).  Between 2011 and 2014 he was Artistic Director of the festival, Cinecoa in Vila Nova da Foz Coa. He also programmed at the MUCEM-Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditeranée in Marseille, a tribute to the Portuguese Cinematheque (monthly programs from January-June 2017). He was member of the jury of the 34th Festival of short films Clermont-Ferrand (2015) and of the 15th Festival short circuit, in Santiago de Compostela (2018).