The Portuguese film “A Dança do Cipreste” (The Cypress Dance) by Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela has its world premiere this week at the 31st International Festival in Marseille, France.
“A Dança do Cipreste”, which is part of the International Competition, will be shown in three sessions: on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The 31st edition of FID Marseille, a festival dedicated to documentaries, runs until Sunday and will take place physically in the classroom, which is why it is described as “the first post-Covid-19 festival” since in recent months other festivals have been postponed or they only took place online because of the new coronavirus pandemic.
The Portuguese film is one of the 17 works selected for the International Competition, which also includes the Brazilian film “Pajéu“, by Pedro Diogenes.
“A Dança do Cipreste” is the third collaborative film by Francisco Queimadela and Mariana Caló, after “A trama e o círculo” (2014) and “Sombra Luminosa” (2018). The film will premiere in Portugal at the IndieLisboa festival, which runs from August 25 to September 5.