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Fantasporto 40th anniversary edition crafts a memorable experience!
Fantasporto has been celebrating the film industry for the past 40 years. This year, the Cinema Festival of Porto highlights issues such as child exploitation, migrations, the role of social media in relationships and gentrification. It will also honour the welsh director Julian Richards, who will receive the Awards Career. This years' edition kicks off on 20th February and runs till 8th March. 

Novelty this year is the Holograms' setting, which will create great effect, crafting a memorable brand experience for cinema aficionados.

The festival kicks off with three of the most iconic films on cinema history, at Rivoli: on 25th February, the iconic "Blade Runner", by Ridley Scott, which premiered in this very same festival in 1982 will hit the big screen; also, "Bram Stoker's Dracula", by Francis Ford Coppola, "the most sophisticated Count Dracula on cinema, is screened on 26th February; "Raging Bull", by Martin Scorsese, a film that also commemorates its 40th anniversary and gave Robert De Niro the Oscar for Best actor, is screened on 27th February.

Fantasporto features films from 37 countries, four competitive sections and screening sections. For 13 days, cinema-goers will have the opportunity to discover films from Portugal, South Korea, USA, Canada, Sweden, Mexico, Philippines or Uzbekistan.

Moreover, the competition categories include the "Cinema Fantástico" and the "Semana dos Realizadores" ["Director's Week", free translation].

There will also be a comeback by Fantasporto to Carlos Alberto Theatre, the first house of this festival in Porto, according to the organisation.

Excited already? Don't we know it!