The second edition of Queer Porto film festival will take place from 5 to 9 October at the Municipal Theatre of Porto, with the exhibition of 30 films from 15 countries. This year, the focus is on the retrospective of the New Queer Cinema.
At the press conference for the presentation of this year's festival programming, the artistic director, João Ferreira, emphasized that the retrospective "is the main focus and commitment for this edition of Queer Porto" presenting six films by authors such as Gus Van Sant, Todd Haynes and Gregg Araki.
The retrospective will be accompanied by an exhibition of the work of six artists at the Wrong Weather Gallery - Antonio MV, Julius Dolbeth, Mauro Venturo, Rita Roque, Sandra Araújo and Von Calhau! - who were challenged to create a work for one of the six films, also published in postcard size.
The director of the Municipal Theatre of Porto, Tiago Guedes, said that the support of the institution to this year's edition was "meaningful" both for adding an extra day and by the financial co-production, which resulted in box office profit sharing.
Among the many films in competition are "Kiki" by Sara Jordenö, "Nunca Vas A Estar Solo", by Chilean Álex Anwandter (who will be present at the festival) and "Take Me To The River," by Matt Sobel.
Another novelty is the "In My Shorts" competition, to be presented at Mala Voadora, where five short films will be in competition: two in the Superior School of Music, Arts and Entertainment of Porto, one in the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, one in the University of Beira Interior and another in the Catholic University of Porto.
In Maus Hábitos, on Friday, October 7, "A crackup at the Race Riots" by Leo Gabin will be on display as a special session. The same venue will host the opening party at midnight October 5, as well as the closing party on Saturday.