NEWS

30th FESTROIA

Celebrating Cinema


6 to 15 June in Setúbal, Portugal


Throughout 10 days, 188 films, from more than 40 countries, will be screened in Setúbal, at the Fórum Luísa Todi, the Auditório Municipal Charlot and the Auditório José Afonso.


The homaged country is Germany, and there are 35 German films in this edition – 21 features and 14 shorts. “STATIONS OF THE CROSS”, by Dietrich Bruggemann, presented at the latest Berlin Film Festival and winner of the Silver Bear for Best Script and of the FIPRESCI Prize, will have the honour of being the opening film at the Fórum Luisa Todi.


But since it is a double session, “BANKLADY”, by Christian Alvart, which is part of the “Based On” showcase, will be the second film to be screened on the night of the handing out of the Crystal Dolphin. At the Auditório Charlot, the films being shown are “LIFE’S NO PIECE OF CAKE”, by André Erkau, followed by “OH BOY”, by Jan Ole Gerstner. This will definitely be the night of good German cinema.


The thematic showcase of this edition, the biggest ever, includes 20 European features.


Based On is its name and the films are based on true stories or novels. A strong showcase to which no one will be indifferent. The two episodes of tv mini series “O Segredo de Miguel Zuzarte”, written by Mário Ventura, will be part of this section.


There will be 45 films in competition, divided between the Official Section, the First Works and the Man and His Environment competitive sections.


With a very strong selection, the Official Section features the Portuguese co-production “DIAMANTES NEGROS”, as well as other contendants like IN ORDER OF DISAPEARANCE, the once again brings together Hans Petter Moland and Stellan Skarsgård, who won 4 Dolphins in 2010, including Best Film. And this time they teamed up with Swiss actor Bruno Ganz. Another winner of several awards at Festroia is Dome Karukoski, who comes from Finland to present his latest film “HEART OF A LION”, with a moving and current theme.


This year's Official Section will feature the unusual European Western “THE DARK VALLEY”, a co-production between Austria and Germany. Two other comedies (besides “IN ORDER OF DISAPEARANCE”) will try to break the ice in a powerful and sometimes dramatic section: “CUPCAKES”, an Israeli parody of the Eurovision Song Contest, and Vinko Bresan's “THE PRIEST’S CHILDREN”, from Croatia.


For the youngest, Festroia has programmed more films and the Youth Panorama is made up of 7 features that will be screened on the last weekend of the Festival.


The Kids Panorama features 7 shorts that will delight the little ones on the morning of the 10th and of the 12th, at the Auditório Charlot. Kindergartens should make a reservation for these free sessions.


To celebrate its 30 years, the festival invited only Dolphin winners for the Official Jury. And the juries are:


JOS STELLING (The Netherlands) – Career Achievement Dolphin


SHEMI ZHARIN (Israel) – Gold Dolphin for Best Film and Silver Dolphin for Best Script

INGVAR SIGURDSSON (Iceland) – Silver Dolphin for Best Actor


MONIKA HILMEROVA (Czech Republic) – Silver Dolphin for Best Actress


ANCA DAMIAN (Romania) – Silver Dolphin for the Jury Special Prize


KAREL FAIRAISL (Czech Republic) – Silver Dolphin for Best Cinematography


This year, the festival pays tribute to Portuguese producer Paulo Branco, known as “cinema man”, who produced more than 270 films internationally.


Festroia presents a small showcase of his choice.

Awards 29º Festroia

SPECIAL AWARDS

AUDIANCE AWARD
BRASSERIE ROMANTIQUE, by Joel Vanhoebrouck, Belgium

PRIZE MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT
JOURNEY, by Nadim Guç, Turkey

SPECIAL MENTION
KINSHASA KIDS, by Marc-Henri Wajnberg, Belgium

FIRST WORKS AWARD
OFFLINE, by Peter Monsaert, Belgium

FIPRESCI PRIZE

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, by Felix van Groeningem, Belgium

SIGNIS PRIZE
THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, by Felix van Groeningem, Belgium

SPECIAL MENTION
BABY BLUES, by Kasia Roslaniec, Poland

CICAE PRIZE
BABY BLUES, by Kasia Roslaniec, Poland

MÁRIO VENTURA AWARD
DURA LEX, BY Anke Blondé, BELGIUM


AWARDS 

BEST FILM - GOLD DOLPHIN
THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, by Felix van Groeningem, Belgium

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE - SILVER DOLPHIN
THE PASSION OF MICHELANGELO, by Esteban Larrain, Chile/France/Argentine/Germany

BEST DIRECTOR - SILVER DOLPHIN
SRDAN GOLUBOVIC, for CIRCLES, Serbia/Germany/France/Croatia/Slovenia

BEST ACTOR - SILVER DOLPHIN
VESA-MATTI LOIRI, pelo filme ESTRADA PARA NORTE, de Mika Kaurimaski, Finlândia

BEST ACTRESS - SILVER DOLPHIN
ALMA PRICA and OLGA PAKALOVIC, for HALIMA'S PATH, by Arsen Anton Ostojic, Croatia/Slovenia/Bosnia

BEST SCRIPT - SILVER DOLPHIN
ESTEBAN LARRAIN, for THE PASSION OF MICHELANGELO, Chile/France/Argentine/Germany

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - SILVER DOLPHIN
ALEXSANDER ILIC, for CIRCLES, de Srdan Golubovic, Serbia/Germany/France/Croatia/Slovenia

Press Release | 13th June

Almost a week after its beginning, 29. Festroia continues to receive guests.

Today arrive at the Festival German director Anne Berrached and producer Gitta Berrached, who have their movie TWO MOTHERS competing at First Works Section. Still in same section comes Jiri Konecky, film producer of MADE IN ASH.

Also arrive the film directors Srdan Golubovic (HALIMA'S PATH) and Arsen Ostojic (CIRCLES).

For guests of 29. Festroia, today was a day to walk around and experience our mountain and wines of the region, providing to our guests a visit to Quinta da Bacalhôa.

At night, in the Meeting Point - Café das Artes - will have fado performance.

INFORMATION

Once we received a lot of requests to make a second screening of the openning film “COME AS YOU ARE”, Festroia will screen the film in a free private session.

The film will be screened on the 16th of June at 11:00 am at the Auditório Municipal Charlot.

The Direction

Press Release | 9th June

The 29. Festroia, that started last friday, already has 3 days of film screenings.

Yesterday was marked by the Press Conference wich was attended by Belgian talents - Tom Audenaert (actor), Stijn Coninx (director), Jan Decleir (honored), Gilles de Schyver (actor), Sandra Vandamme (producer) - and for the cocktail of Homage to Belgium kindly provided by Belgium Embassy in Portugal, with the presence  of the Hon. Ambassador  Bernard Pierre.

At night, was exhibited the film "The Broken Circle Breakdown" in competition in the official section, that left viewers in tears.

Festroia continues and we hope we can count on many more viewers, not forgetting that we continue to offer 20 daily tickets to all sessions, to unemployed.

Come to the cinema...

The Direction

29th Festroia Presentation

The honored country this year is Belgium with  21 feature films and 9 shorts.


The actor Jan Decleir will be honored with the Career Golden Dolphin. Belgian actor who already has made 118 works in his career started in 1971, including feature films, short films and also films and television series.


The special section of the festival is this year dedicated to love movies, that has 14 feature films divided between the 10 days of the festival.


This year 47 films will be in competition, divided by the Official Section, First Works and Man and His Nature.

PAINT HONORS MÁRIO VENTURA IN THE 29TH FESTROIA

Mário Ventura Henriques will be remenbered in a painting exhibition made by the italian film critic Renzo Fegatteli, witch includes portraits of the founder of Festroia and several important personalitys who have passed trought the festival.


Renzo Fegatteli – film critic, painte, jornalist - collaborated with the flagship newspaper "La Republica" for over 30 years and is a constant presence in Festroia since the first edition.


A exhibition entitled “Homage to Mário Ventura” will feature between 7-16 of June in the Fórum Municipal Luísa Todi.


The programming of the 29th Festroia - International Film Festival of Setúbal will be revealed at a press conference next week.


 


The honored country this year is Belgium, viewers can watch about 30 works (short and feature films) of this creative European cinematography.


29th Festroia

Festroia 2013 will be held this year between 7-16 June. This year's honored country is Belgium, a country of many talented actors and cinematic traditions.

As has been normal, this year there is also a particular cycle of film show.

Love is the central theme of the year 2013, with some of the best films on the subject.

Awards 28 FESTROIA

AUDIENCE AWARD
THE PARADE, by Srdjan Dragojevic, Serbia/Croatia/Macedonia/Montenegro/Slovenia

PRIZE MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT
LITTLE HEAVEN, by Lieven Corthouts, Bélgica

FIRST WORKS AWARD
KAUWBOY, by Boudewijn Koole, The Nederlands

SPECIAL MENTION
A FAMILY OF THREE, by Pia Streitmann, Germany

FIPRESCI PRIZE
GOOD NIGHT, MISSY, by Metod Pevec, Slovenia/Croatia

SIGNIS PRIZE
ON THE SLY, by Olivier Ringer, Belgium

CICAE PRIZE
NAKED HARBOUR, by Aku Louhimies, Finland

MÁRIO VENTURA AWARD
LUCKY SEVEN, by Claudia Heindel, Germany

BEST FILM - GOLD DOLPHIN
THE PARADE, by Srdjan Dragojevic, Serbia/Croatia/Macedonia/Montenegro/Slovenia

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – SILVER DOLPHIN
CRULIC, by Anca Damian, Romania/Poland

BEST DIRECTOR – SILVER DOLPHIN
BRANKO SCHMIDT, for the film “Vegetarian Cannibal”, Croatia

BEST ACTOR – SILVER DOLPHIN
MAX HUBACHER, for the film “Foster Boy”, by Markus Imboden, Switzerland

BEST ACTRESS – SILVER DOLPHIN
AMANDA PILKE, for the film “Naked Harbour”, by Aku Louhimies, Finland

BEST SCRIPT – SILVER DOLPHIN
OLIVIER RINGER and YVES RINGER, for the film “On the Sly”, by Olivier Ringer, Belgium

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – SILVER DOLPHIN
TUOMO HUTRI, for the film “Naked Harbour”, by Aku Louhimies, Finland

HOMAGE TO ALEXANDRA LENCASTRE

The direction of Festroia - International Film Festival of Setúbal, is pleased to honor the actress Alexandra Lencastre at its 28th edition, taking place 21-30 September.

Alexandra is one of the most talented Portuguese actresses, and is also one of the most popular.

Owner of a timeless beauty, the actress already has a career record of great dignity in all areas of representation, film, television and theater.

On September 29, the actress will be in Setúbal. Will Give a press conference followed by autograph session at 12 hours in the Casa da Baía. At 21h00 during the Awards Ceremony of the 28th Festroia it will be given the Career Golden Dolphin at the Forum Luísa Todi.

Festroia honors Rade Serbedzija

In its 28th edition, Festroia - International Film Festival of Setúbal, honors with a Career Dolphin the Croatian actor Rade Serbedzija.

About Rade Serbedzija

Born in Bunic - ex Joguslávia - the July 27, 1946.

In 1969 he graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.

While still a student, he began playing lead roles in films and theater productions. He is remembered as an outstanding Peer Gynt, Don Juan, Georgij, Melkior, Oedipus, Hamlet, Leon and Richard III. He has written and published four books of poetry and has released four albums, directed 12 plays and took more than 70 films.

In 2000 he founded the Ulysses Theater with Borislav Vujcic on the island of Brijuni, where he directs and acts in most plays.

International Career

Until he played a captain who questions a woman who saved hundreds of children of the Holocaust in "Hanna's War" (1988), Hollywood still did not know him.

In the early '90s, during the course of the war in Yugoslavia, he acted in a few films in the former Yugoslavia, including the Macedonian film Before the Rain, in 1994, which earned him the best actor prize at the Venice Film Festival. With the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the 90s, he and his family were forced to flee to Belgrade, Serbia. Serbedzija also starred in several European films before emigrating to the United States.

He is perhaps the actor most commonly known by the public world for his supporting roles in Hollywood films such as Mission: Impossible II, Mighty Joe Young, The Saint, Eyes Wide Shut, Snatch, EuroTrip, The Quiet American, Shooter and a cameo in Batman Begins, often varying between sinister villains or trusted friends. He was offered a role in the movie The Dark Knight, but Rade refused.

In 2001, he starred in an elaborate television production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical South Pacific, the role of the French farmer, Emile de Becque.

He was also invited by the BBC to enter an episode of Spooks spy-thriller production, playing a villain.

In the fall of 2005, Serbedzija had a supporting role on the NBC science fiction series Surface. His most recent role is in Jeremy Podeswa A film adaptation of Anne Michaels's novel Fugitive Pieces, where he plays Athos Roussos. His most recent role is the success of Captain Blake in Rupert Wainwright remake of The Fog.

In 2009, Serbedzija was chosen to be part of the cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as the famous Gregorovitch.

Angelina Jolie chose Rade Serbedzija to head the cast in his first film as director, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," which debuted in Portugal.Rade Serbedzija has over 160 films in his career:

Filmography


ü  1967; Iluzija


ü  1967; Black Birds 


ü  1968; Osveta


ü  1968; Seansa


ü  1968; Maratonci


ü  1968; Gravitacija ili fantasti?na mladost ?inovnika Borisa Horvata


ü  1969; Dio è con noi


ü  1969; Sedmina - Pozdravi Marijo


ü  1969; Meteor


ü  1969; ?amac za kron-princa


ü  1970; Sam ?ovjek


ü  1970; Papagaj


ü  1970; Passing Days (Idu dani)


ü  1970; Red Wheat (Rde?e klasje)


ü  1970; Kainov znak


ü  1971; The Pine Tree in the Mountain


ü  1971; Prosjaci i sinovi


ü  1971; Putovanje na mjesto nesre?e


ü  1972; Poslijepodne jednog fazana


ü  1972; Ro?endan male Mire


ü  1972; Zvezde su o?i ratnika


ü  1973; Pelikani


ü  1973; Živjeti od ljubavi


ü  1973; Begunec


ü  1974; Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja


ü  1974; Tojota Korola 1000


ü  1974; Obešenjak


ü  1974; Nocturno


ü  1974; Obraz uz obraz


ü  1974; The Republic of Užice


ü  1974; U registraturi


ü  1975; Pesma


ü  1976; The Republic of Užice (TV Series)


ü  1977; No?na skela


ü  1977; Hajka


ü  1977; Nikola Tesla (TV Series)


ü  1978; Bombaški proces


ü  1978; Bravo maestro


ü  1979; Journalist (Novinar)


ü  1979; Živi bili pa vidjeli


ü  1979; Povratak


ü  1979; Usijanje


ü  1979; Ivan Goran Kova?i?


ü  1980; Sedam plus sedam


ü  1980; Gospodjica


ü  1981; Tuga


ü  1981; Duvanski put


ü  1981; Banovi? Strahinja


ü  1982; Variola Vera


ü  1982; Cyclops


ü  1982; 13. jul


ü  1982; Tamburaši


ü  1982; Nepokoreni grad


ü  1982; Život i pri?a


ü  1983; Zadah tela


ü  1983; Kiklop (TV series)


ü  1983; Kvit posao


ü  1983; No? poslije smrti


ü  1984; In the Jaws of Life


ü  1984; Pejzaži u magli


ü  1984; Una


ü  1985; Život je lep


ü  1985; Horvatov izbor


ü  1986; San o ruži


ü  1986; Ve?ernja zvona


ü  1986; Putovanje u Vu?jak (TV series)


ü  1987; Die Verliebten


ü  1987; Hudodelci


ü  1988; Zagrljaj


ü  1988; Tartif


ü  1988; Manifesto


ü  1988; Hanna's War


ü  1989; ?ovjek koji je volio sprovode


ü  1989; Seobe II


ü  1990; Karneval, an?eo i prah


ü  1990; Majstori mraka


ü  1992; Dezerter


ü  1993; Kontesa Dora


ü  1994; Magare?e godine


ü  1994; Before the Rain


ü  1995; Urnebesna tragedija


ü  1995; Two Deaths


ü  1995; Belma


ü  1996; Memento


ü  1996; Broken English


ü  1997; Ne?ista krv


ü  1997; Balkan Island: The Last Story of the Century


ü  1997; The Saint


ü  1997; The Truce


ü  1998; Mighty Joe Young


ü  1998; Polish Wedding


ü  1998; Prague Duet


ü  1999; Eyes Wide Shut


ü  1999; Il Dolce Rumore Della Vita


ü  1999; Stigmata


ü  2000; Space Cowboys


ü  2000; Mission: Impossible II


ü  2000; Snatch


ü  2000; Je li jasno prijatelju?


ü  2001; South Pacific


ü  2002; The Quiet American


ü  2003; Quicksand


ü  2003; Ilaria Alpi - Il più crudele dei giorni


ü  2003; Spooks 2.4: Blood and Money


ü  2004; EuroTrip


ü  2004; Golemata voda


ü  2004; Rade Šerbedžija Live in Budva


ü  2004; The Fever


ü  2005; The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam


ü  2005; Surface


ü  2005; Batman Begins


ü  2005; The Fog


ü  2005; Short Order


ü  2005; Go West


ü  2006; Moscow Zero


ü  2006; The Elder Son


ü  2007; Balkanski sindrom


ü  2007; Hermano


ü  2007; Tesla


ü  2007; Shooter


ü  2007; Fugitive Pieces


ü  2007; Battle in Seattle


ü  2007; 24


ü  2007; Say It in Russian


ü  2007; Pravo ?udo


ü  2007; L... Kot ljubezen


ü  2007; Fallen (TV miniseries)


ü  2007; Love Life (Liebesleben)


ü  2008; My Own Worst Enemy


ü  2008; Quarantine


ü  2008; The Eye


ü  2009; Middle Men


ü  2009; CSI: Miami


ü  2009; Thick as Thieves


ü  2010; Lonesdale


ü  2010; Kao Rani Mraz


ü  2010; Sedamdeset i dva dana (72 Days)


ü  2010; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1


ü  2011; 5 Days of War


ü  2011; Tatanka


ü  2011; X-Men: First Class


ü  2011; Io Sono Li


ü  2011; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2


ü  2011; In the Land of Blood and Honey


ü  2011; Zmajeva ostrica


ü  2012; The Fourth State


ü  2012; Taken 2


ü  2012; The Third Half


ü  2012; Balkan is Not Dead


ü  2012; Treto Poluvreme


ü  2012; Cry of the Butterfly (pós-produção)


ü  2012; The Double (pós-produção)


ü  2012; Red Widow (TV) (pré.produção)


ü  2012; Tesla: Beyond Imagination Pré-produção)


Prémios e Nomeações


ü  1979 – Melhor Ator “Bravo Maestro”;


ü  1986 – Melhor Ator “Vecernja Zvona”; 


ü  1994 - Melhor Ator “Before the Rain”; 


ü  1996 Melhor Ator Estrangeiro “Broken English”;


ü  2007 - Melhor Ator “Fugitive Pieces”;


ü  2008 -Nomeação para Melhor Ator Secundário “Fugitive Pieces”;


ü  2008-Nomeação para Melhor Ator Secundário num filme canadiano “Fugitive Pieces”;


ü  2009 – Melhor Interpretação de um Actor Secundário “Fugitive Pieces”


ü  2012 – Melhor Ator “Io Sono Li

28º FESTROIA - 21 to 30 September 2012

Festroia in its 28th edition will feature over 180 films from about 40 countries, maintaining the usual quality and diversity of programming also counting several international premieres.

Festroia Festival is accredited by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers) in which belong only about 50 festivals worldwide. It is among these, a specialized competitive festival, dedicating the Official Section to a competition between small production countries.

This year the Official Section reaches 16 works, with two out of competition. This section "the darling of the festival," was made with high evaluation criteria and taking into account the quality that the audience already accustomed.

In the competitive sections, the Festival will feature over 29 films divided by sections: "First Works" and "Man and Nature".

This year the honored country will be Croatia and several talents and Croatian officials will come to Setúbal, including the Director of the "Croatian Audiovisual Centre-HAVC," Hrvoje Hribar, who will receive the Crystal Dolphin attributed to Croatian Cinematography.

One of the sections that have already attracted the attention of the public and that took two years to organize, is the themed section this year dedicated to "Thriller European". This section have 13 recent films with themes of suspense, police, horror, psychological and comedy.

Festroia this year will honor filmmakers whose names have already been part of its long life, the Festroia "thanks" three great filmmakers who left us recently. In the "In Memorium" presents Fernando Lopes, Theodoros Angelopoulos films and Vaclav Haveland former President of the Czech Republic.

Not forgetting the younger, the Festival continues to schedule movies for all ages, divided by the Child and Youth section. Note that in section Child entries are free.

The Festival this year will have its "Meeting Point" in Casa da Baia, where filmmakers, talent and the general public can meet throughout the day and until 02.00, to socialize and discuss ideas, and have a drink in outdoor spaces of this wonderful site.

Festroia is part, or has the collaboration of the following organizations:

CICAE - International Confederation of Art and Rehearsal Rooms

SIGNIS - International Federation of Film Critics Catholics

FIPRESCI - International Federation of Film Critics

EUROPA CINEMASEFA - European Film Academy

Festroia is mostly supported by the Municipality of Setúbal and the European Media Program.

www.festroia.pt

Festroia returns home with a "thrilled" program

With the completion of the renovation works of the Municipal Forum Luisa Todi, Festroia - International Film Festival of Setúbal will finally return home, celebrating the fact with a program of excellence mostly European origin.

 

Altogether 180 films will be, that can be enjoyed in the newly renovated Forum Luisa Todi and the Municipal Auditorium Charlot between 21 and 30 September.

 

One of the highlights of the festival program will be the “European Thriller”, composed of 14 feature films selected over two years and with an exceptional quality, in no way inferior to the big American productions of the genre.

 

A good example is “Presumed Guilty”, by Vincent Garenq, film adaptation of the true story of Alain Marécaux, which in November 2001 found himself involved in the case Outreau - a paedophilia scandal that rocked France in the beginning of the millennium - and only in December 2005 could prove his innocence.

 

Throughout this odyssey, he saw his mother died, was abandoned by his wife, apart from his children, attempted suicide several times and did a hunger strike that left him near death. Philippe Torreton plays the role as realistically it is impossible to forget the fact that this injustice happened. The case was considered the biggest mistake of the French judicial system.

 

Also noteworthy is “Priest of Evil”, by the Finnish director Olli Saarela, a crime thriller in which Peter Franzen, the well known actor to the Festroia public, embodies the role of an honest detective who, after losing her daughter in tragic circumstances, develops an obsession to find - and kill - the murderer.

 

The exhibition also with representatives of various subgenres of thriller: the policial (The Gang of Oss, Dutchman Andre Van Duren) to psychological (The Good Neighbour, Rick Stephan German), through terror (Sennentuntschi, by Swiss director Michael Steiner) and even the comedy (Jackpot, from the Norwegian Magnus Martens).

 

Below is the full list.

 

 

For more information: www.festroia.pt


European Thriller

 

 

2002

FINE DEAD GIRLS

Dalibor Matanic

Crotia

77’

2010

LOFT

Antoinette Beumer

Holland

108’

2010

MOTHER TERESA OF CATS

Pawel Sala

Poland

95’

2010

SWEET EVIL

Olivier Coussemacq

France

90’

2010

SENNENTUNSCHI- Curse of the Alps

Michael Steiner

Switzerland

110’

2010

PRIEST OF EVIL

Olli Saarela

Finland

106’

2011

THE GANG OF OSS

André van Duren

Holland

110’

2011

BODY OF WATER

Joona Tena

Finland

105’

2011

THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR

Stephan Rick

Germany

96’

2011

CHILDISH GAMES

Antonio Chavarrias

Spain

95’

2011

COMBAT GIRLS

David Wnendt

Germany

103’

2012

EVIL

Peter Bebjak

Slovakia

80’

2011

JACKPOT

Magnus Martens

Norway

90’

2011

PRESUMED GUILTY

Vincent Garenq

France

102’

 

Homage to Fernando Lopes, portuguese filmmaker

In 2001, Fernando Lopes was homaged by the festival with the Career Golden Dolphin. Rest in peace!

FESTROIA’ RETURN’S HOME

The 28. Festroia will be held, exclusively, this year from 21st to the 30 of September.


This alteration it’s due to the fact that the conclusion of the works of renovation and modernization of the Forum Municipal Luisa Todi that will be concluded in September.


Therefore the Festival will be back to its official theatre.

Festival de la Rochelle shows "The secret of Miguel Zuzarte", a short series from a novel by Mário Ventura

The Secret of Miguel Zuzarte, miniseries about the Republic, displayed on RTP1, integrates the 13th Edition of the Fiction Festival of La Rochelle, which will take place between 7 and 11 September.

The series showed by RTP1 between 9 and 10 October 2010, and integrated in four mini-series which marked the Republic Day, now incorporates the list of nominees for the 13th Fiction Festival of la Rochelle, France.

This production, The Secret of Miguel Zuzarte that goes for competition between 7 and 11 September, was produced by HOP, with the participation of actors as Ivo Canelas, Luis Alberto, Ana Nave, Cristina Cavalinhos, Rosa do Canto among others.

This production follows the footsteps of the Original Series that is currently on display in the first channel of the state, Liberdade 21, who had been nominated for this contest in 2009.

Source: Diário de Notícias (photo and text)

AWARDS - 27 EDITION FESTROIA – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SETÚBAL

BEST FILM - GOLD DOLPHIN    TIRZA, by Rudolf van den Berg, The Netherlands/Belgium

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – SILVER DOLPHIN    JUST BETWEEN US, by Rajko Grlic, Croatia/Serbia/Slovenia

BEST DIRECTOR – SILVER DOLPHIN    Oleg Novkovic, for WHITE WHITE WORLD, Serbia/Germany/Sweden

BEST ACTOR – SILVER DOLPHIN    Nebojsa Glogovac, for THE WOMAN WITH A BROKEN NOSE, by Srdjan Koljevic, Serbia/Germany

BEST ACTRESS – SILVER DOLPHIN    Florence Loiret Caille, for THE LITTLE ROOM, by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, Switzerland/Luxembourg

BEST SCRIPT – SILVER DOLPHIN    Julio Rojas and Matias Bize, for THE LIFE OF FISH, by Matias Bize, Chile/France

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – SILVER DOLPHIN    Pini Hellstedt, for LAPLAND ODYSSEY, by Dome Karukoski, Finland

AUDIENCE AWARD    MAMMA GÓGÓ, by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Iceland

PRIZE MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT    SEVERN, THE VOICE OF OUR CHILDREN, by Jean-Paul Jaud, France

SPECIAL MENTION    PRINCESS, by Arto Halonen, Finland

SPECIAL MENTION    TRY I WILL, by Susana Pilgrim, Germany/Italy

FIRST WORKS AWARD    THE ABANDONED, by Adis Bakrac, Bosnia

SPECIAL MENTION    BLACK & WHITE, by Ahmet Boyacioglu, Turkey

SPECIAL MENTION    To Magdalena Poplawska for her performance in the movie BETWEEN TWO FIRES, by Agnieszka Lukasiak, Poland/Sweden

FIPRESCI PRIZE    HAIR, by Tayfun Pirselimoglu, Turkey/Greece

SIGNIS PRIZE    THE LITTLE ROOM, by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, Switzerland/Luxembourg

SPECIAL MENTION    WEIRDO, by Audrey Najar and Fréderic Perrot, France

CICAE PRIZE    REBOUNCE, by Heidi Maria Faisst, Denmark

MÁRIO VENTURA AWARD    THE HARDEST PART, by Olivier Refson, United Kigdom

27. FESTROIA

3 a June 12, 2011

The 27. Edition of Festroia - Festival Internacional de Cine de Setubal will be held this year from 3 to 12 June and will feature 180 films from 40 countries, numbers representing the diversity that characterizes the only Portuguese festival included in prestigious annual calendar of FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations).

In terms of programming, this year's festival features the usual competitive sections - Official Section, First Works and Man and Nature - and with several non-competitive exhibits, including the Tribute to Turkey and the cycle Cooking Love.

Notably also the complete retrospective of Dutch filmmaker Jos Stelling, who will be honored with the Career Golden Dolphin.

With regard to extra-animation festival, Festroia will maintain its focus on meeting point, located at Avenida Luísa Todi and lively during the festival.

This year the festival will also take place in Auditorio da Anunciada, the Municipal Auditorium Charlot, Jose Afonso Auditorium and Cinema City Classic Alvalade (Lisbon), where they show movies in two rooms.

LITTLE WHITE LIES is the ante-debut on 27 Festroia

LITTLE WHITE LIES

Guillaume Canet,

France, 154 '

Synopsis:

Despite a traumatic event, a group of friends decide to go ahead with their usual beach holiday. Their relationships, beliefs, feelings of guilt and friendship are severely tested.

They are finally forced to confess the little lies they have told each other.

Cast: Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoit Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, and Valerie Pascale Bonneton Arbillot

Distributor in Portugal: Zon Lusomundo

Festroia honors Jos Stelling

In its 27th edition, Festroia - International Film Festival of Setubal, will honor Dutch filmmaker Jos Stelling with a Career Dolphin.

About Jos Stelling

Born in Utrecht - the Netherlands - the July 16, 1945, Jos Stelling is a self made man who made 11 films, and this year started the production of his latest film "The Girl and the Death", where the actress Sylvia Hoekse plays the principal role.

He debuted in 1974 with completion in the movie "Mariken Nieumegen van, " the film being selected for the Official Section of the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. No further Dutch movie had this honor. With this film, the cinematography of Stelling was installed around the world.

In 1981 he founded the Dutch Film Days, a festival for Dutch filmmakers, gives them the opportunity to present their films in an informal manner, thus creating a launch platform for these filmmakers. He continued as chairman and director until the 10th edition in 1991. When he left the Festival was renamed to "Dutch Film Festival.

Jos Stelling is the founder and owner of two arthouse cinemas in Utrecht, Springhaver (since 1978) and Louis Hartlooper Complex (since 2004).

Festroia honors Maria de Medeiros

In its 27th edition, Festroia - International Film Festival of Setubal, will honor the portuguese actress, singer and director Maria de Medeiros with the Career Dolphin.

Born in Lisbon - Portugal - August 19, 1965, Maria de Medeiros Vitorino de Almeida, is the daughter of Maestro Vitorino de Almeida and Maria Armanda de Saint-Maurice Ferreira Esteves, a journalist, has a younger sister, the actress Inês de Medeiros. The maternal grandmother, Odette de Saint-Maurice, was a writer and author of juvenile radio. He spent his childhood in Austria, returning to Portugal after the April 25, 1974. In Lisbon, she attended the Lycee Francais Charles Lepierre.

Fluent in six languages??, is based in Paris and is married to Agustí Camps, a Spanish designer, who has two daughters, Julia(1997) and Eleanor(2003).

FESTROIA AGAIN IN LISBON, TURKISH CINEMA IN FOCUS

The 27th edition of FESTROIA - Internacional Film Festival of Setubal, which takes place 3-12 June, is marked by the return of the event in Lisbon, with an extension at the Cinema City Classic Alvalade, 5-12 June, where it will be displayed much of the festival program.

Known as a Renaissance environment and rigorous selection of films that are projected, Alvalade Classic Movies will present Festroias programme in four daily sessions to be held in two of the four rooms of the complex.

In Setubal, the festival will feature take place in the same places than 2010: Anunciada Auditorium and the renovated Municipal Auditorium Charlot, part of the Europa Cinemas network, and Almada with the usual extension in the Auditorium Fernando Lopes Graça

Regarding programming, which is already under preparation, will include about 200 films, highlighting the special section "Love and the Kitchen, " filled by feature films from big names in European cinema.

Regarding the usual "Homage to a Country", this year, the elected is Turkey. The Festival Focus on the Turkish Cinema will include about 20 films.

Open entries for the 27th edition.

Regulations and entry forms are already available online.

26th EDITION FESTROIA AWARDS

25th EDITION FESTROIA – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
BEST FILM - GOLD DOLPHIN - A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN, by Hans Petter Moland, Norway
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – SILVER DOLPHIN - HEARTBEATS, by Saara Cantell, Finland
BEST DIRECTOR – SILVER DOLPHIN - Hans Petter Moland, for A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN, Norway
BEST ACTRESS – SILVER DOLPHIN - Sylvia Hoeks, for THE STORM, The Netherlands/Belgium
BEST ACTOR – SILVER DOLPHIN - Stellen Skarsgard, for A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN, Norway
BEST SCRIPT – SILVER DOLPHIN - Kim Fupz Aakeson, for A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN, Norway
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – SILVER DOLPHIN - Jakob Ihre, for A FAMILY, by Pernille Fischer Christensen, Denmark

26th EDITION FESTROIA – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL AWARDS

AUDIENCE AWARD - SUBMARINO, by Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden
PRIZE MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT - LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB, by Klaus Haro, Finland
SPECIAL MENTION - GIMME SOME RESPECT, by Pekka Karjalainen, Finland
PRIZE CITY HALL OF SETÚBAL – AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS - ELEPHANT EYES Distributor, U.S.A.
FIRST WORKS AWARD - SEBBE, by Babak Najafi, Sweden/Finland
FIPRESCI PRIZE - ALL THAT I LOVE, by Jacek Borcuch, Poland
SIGNIS PRIZE - A FAMILY, by Pernille Fischer Christensen, Denmark
SPECIAL MENTION - X=X+1, by Juraj Krasnohorsky, Slovakia
CICAE PRIZE - ALL THAT I LOVE, by Jacek Borcuch, Poland
MÁRIO VENTURA AWARD - João Azevedo, Luis Lobo and Joana Cunha, by the Script of “ACT OF LIFE”, Portugal
MÁRIO VENTURA AWARD - Zvonimir Juric, by the Script of “YELLOW MOON”, Croatia

Auditório Municipal Charlot on the Europa Cinemas

The quality of the programming of the Municipal Auditorium Charlot, Setúbal, was recognized by Europa Cinemas, whose committee approved the entry of this Theatre in this demanding European network of cinemas.

The Municipal Auditorium Charlot bet on display, with affordable and quite often, the best of European cinema, leaving the choice of programming by the Association Festroia.

With this distinction, Portugal now has three cities in the Europa Cinemas network(already part of the network are cinemas Medea in Lisbon and Oporto), which objective is to support the theatres that are committed to show european cinema and organizing initiatives designed to put young audiences in contact with this art.

The Municipal Auditorium Charlot, now part of the CICA (International Confederation ofArt Cinemas and Testing).

Stories from the Resistance

Throughout the years, our hands and eyes hold dozens of films that become engraved in our memory, impossible to forget.
Among them there are stories of men and women who struggled to the extreme for believing that any human being deserved to be respected and that everything that takes away freedom and dignity should be fought.
On its 26th edition, Festroia will present some of those stories that took place in Europe, because although we are part of the European Union for almost 25 years, we still don’t know much about the resistance in many of our fellow countries.

Festroia Photos

The photos from the festroia events can be seen in http://fotos.festroia.pt.
For high resolution copies please ask the Festival reception desk.

Michael Madsen, Festroia Guest of Honor

Michael Madsen is more than just the critically acclaimed actor best known for his role as Mr. Blonde in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, he is also a prize winning poet. Michael's first professionally published book, Burning in Paradise, won the Independent Firecracker Award in 1998. The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol. I: 1995-2005, which was published by 13 Hands Publications in 2005, is a complete ten year volume and compilation of his work. He has since chronicled his life and travels as an actor and photographer in Signs of Life (2006) and in 2008 Michael gained international attention when his book Burning In Paradise was translated in Norwegian for the first time. He has since then been invited to Italy and Mexico  as a poet.

Michael Madsen's forthcoming book, American Badass, will be released on September 25, 2009 and is a stunning photo journey of Madsen's iconic and cinematic history interspersed with new poetry. Michael Madsen continues to turn in edge-of-the-seat performances, but his poetry continues to tell the backstory of his life.

Mário Ventura Award for the best short-film script

Remembering the literary career of the founder of Festroia and awarding the best short-film script being screened at the festival, whether it is in a competitive or non-competitive section, are the goals of the Mário Ventura Award, handed out for the first time this year.
With a prize-money of € 2,000, this award is decided by the Direction of the Festival, standing out as another tribute to the Festroia’s founder Mário Ventura, writer, journalist and politically and socially committed citizen who died three years ago.

Festival Caractheristics

Being a unique festival in Portugal, Festroia celebrates a quarter of a century in an original way, having a giant tent place in from of the Convent of Jesus, one of the first works of Manueline style architecture, prior to Hieronymites Monastery, as its main venue.
This was the solution found to overcome the delay in the renovation works of the Luísa Todi Municipal Forum, the festival's usual main venue, and shows the creative and professional way to which Festroia reacts to obstacles.
This year’s program has the usual four competitive sections – Official Section, First Works, American Independents and Man and His Environment – and several non-competitive showcases, including a Tribute to Czech Republic, a Film Noir exhibition and the section Across the Universe, to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy.
Regarding the extra-festival animation, and after the success in 2008, Festroia will have a meeting point located on the renewed central plaque of the Luísa Todi Avenue. It will have the First Showcase of Regional Products – Festroia, fruit of a partnership with the Association for the Rural Development of the Setubal Peninsula, as well as a happy hour with musical animation every day at 19h30 and a party every night.
The 25th edition of Festroia is sponsored by the Setubal Municipality, and has the support of the European Union's MEDIA program, the Portuguese Institute for Cinema and Audiovisual, the Buehler-Brockhaus Foundation, the Association of Municipalities of the Setubal Region, Eurodome, Lisnave, Caja Duero and Sabores do Sado.

Festroia Juris

Keeping with tradition, the juries of the four competitive sections of the 25th Festroia are made up of renowned film personalities.
Official Section:
Juraj Jakubisko (Czech Republic) – director
Paul Morrison (UK) – director
Phyllis Mollet (France) – Independent film consultant
Beatriz Flores Silva (Uruguay) – director
Lola Mayo (Spain) – producer
Fernando Luís (Portugal) – actor
Henrique Teixeira (Portugal) – director of the Funchal International Film Festival
First Works:
Ivan Shvedoff (Russia) – actor
Alexander Oppersdorff (Germany) – director
Petr Koliha (Czech Republic) – director of the Zlin International Film Festival.
American Independents:
Martin Maryska (USA) – sound editor, screenwriter and producer
Carl Haber (Czech Republic) – director
Dorka Gryllus (Hungary) – actress
Man and His Environment:
Antunes Dias (Portugal) – biologist
Arlindo Mota (Portugal)– poet
Albertina Estrela (Portugal) – teacher

Festroia at Jesus Square

The main cinema where the 25 Festroia will take place is a giant tent on the town center, at Jesus Square in face of the monastery with the same name.

The new cinema that the Festroia with the close cooperation of Setubal City Hall will set, answering the justified delay on the qualification works of Forum Luisa Todi, is a modern blackout tent with 500 places and all the needs to enjoy the Festival.

New trophies

On Festroia 25th edition, new official awards were created – the Gold and Silver Dolphins.

To celebrate the event’s quarter of a century, and keeping up with the creation of the Festival’s new image, the awards were revamped in order to adapt to the institutional logo, keeping its former identity – the waves and the dolphins – symbols of Festroia and the city of Setubal.
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