The Portuguese films ‘Tempo comum’, ‘Diamantino’ and ‘Chuva é cantoria na aldeia dos mortos’ (Rain is singing in the village of the dead) were selected for the London Film Festival, scheduled for October, the organization announced today.
This will be the 62nd. edition of the festival, which will run from 10 to 21 October, with more than 200 films, including 21 world premieres.
Out of competition will be shown, in British premiere, ‘Common Time’, the first feature film by Susana Nobre, and the award-winning ‘Diamantino’ by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, and ‘Rain is Singer in the Village of the Dead’ by Renée Nader Messora and João Salaviza.
To these films three international productions with Portuguese co-production are also added: ‘The man who killed D. Quixote’, by Terry Gilliam, partially shot in Portugal and who closed the festival of Cannes, ‘The plan that came from the bottom up’ , by Steve Sprung – which is part of the documentary competition, and ‘Ride’, a short film by Paul Bush.
The London Film Festival will open with Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’.
The line-up includes such films as Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, Wash Westmoreland’s’ Colette ‘, Felix van Groeningen’s’ Beautiful Boy’ and ‘The Favorite’. Yorgos Lanthimos, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the first miniseries of the Ethan brothers and Joel Coen.