Culture

November offers Porto/Post/Doc with online and face-to-face programing

This year's edition of Porto/Post/Doc features both online and face-to face programmes. The festival is themed 'A Cidade do Depois' ["The After City", free translation] and it runs between 20 and 29 November, at the usual venues: Rivoli, Passos Manuel and Porto Planetarium.  

Owing to the ongoing pandemic, the programme is to be presented in a double format: on site and online, at the Rivoli - Porto Municipal Theatre, at Passos Manuel and at Porto Planetarium. The online format provides a wide selection of Video on Demand (VoD) films.

The focus of this 7th edition of Porto/Post/Doc is alterations, a big word to encompass a society is forever changing the way things are perceived, be it on politics, economy, society itself and technology.

The programme highlights "cinematographic representation of cities throughout the last century, since the roaring twenties to the slow pace of contemporary cinema", as stated by the press release.

The programme fetaures films such as "A Invenção do Amor" (1965) by António Campos, "Juventude em Marcha" (2006) by Pedro Costa, "Killer of Sheep" (1978) by Charles Burnett, "La Jetée" (1962) by Chris Marker, "Millennium Mambo" (2001) by Hou Hsiao-Hsie and "The Exiles" (1961) by Kent Mackenzie.

The dream of a city that allies with modernity, as a place of progress, employment and high living standards, but it all fades with rural exodus, war, economic and political crisis and gentrification, these are the starting points to the talk cycle Forúm do Real that also adheres to the double format - on site and online - with guests as sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos, philosopher Paulo Pires do Vale, architect Ana Aragão, film critic Roger Koza, art historian Pascale Cassagnau and programmer Maria João Madeira, among others.

Porto/Post/Doc is organised in partnership with Porto City Hall, and the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual and the patron of the Foundation "la Caixa"/BPI.

Ticket process range 2€ (students), 3.50€ (older than 65 and holders of the Tripass card) and 5€ (regular ticket); but movie aficionados can also choose to buy the "Aderente" and "Sócio" packages, which grant them access to ten sessions at 20€ or to all sessions at 50€, respectively.

See HERE the full programming at the official website.