The Lusophone Film Festival showcases the contemporary cinema of the Portuguese-speaking world. It is the first of its kind in Ann Arbor and at the University of Michigan. The festival features recent critically acclaimed films from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, and Angola, that have limited or no presence in the commercial film circuit. With the exception of veterans Flora Gomes from Guinea-Bissau and Licínio Azevedo from Brazil/Mozambique, the filmmakers are emerging directors. All of them share a commitment towards the cinematic representation of social, cultural, and historical issues that are critical to their respective nations through a variety of innovative narrative forms and aesthetic approaches.
Co-sponsored by: Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Brazil Initiative; African Studies Center; Department of Afro-American and African Studies; Humanities Institute; International Institute; Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; Sheldon Cohn Fund, Department of Screen Arts and Cultures; and Center for European Studies.