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luís soares

Blog do escritor Luís Soares

Quarenta anos.

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's dreaded Death Star.

Rate Me

RATE ME by Fyzal Boulifa from La Distributrice de Films on Vimeo.

A portrait of teenage escort, 'Coco'.

Director, screenwriter : Fyzal Boulifa
Cast : Zehra Zorba, Leo Hatton, James Pierce, Terry Noble, Rytis Sadauskas, Zoe Price, Ellie Gardner, Clark Curran, Robert J Francis, Cecilia Noble, Debra Marie Mawdsley, George Welton, Demilade Adesanya, Natalie Callaghan, Zoie Smith, Saskia Chohan, Alex Morrison, Ava Sabrine Rosenthal
DOP : Taina Galis
Sound : Anna Bertmark
Editing : Taina Galis, Fyzal Boulifa
Set Designer: Tilly Shiner
Costumes : Clare Rose
Music: Felicita
Producers : Taina Galis, Fyzal Boulifa
Distribution: La Distributrice de Films


Cannes, Quinzaine / Cannes, Director's Fortnight - Cannes, France, 2015
Guanajuato International Film Festival - Guanajuato, Mexico, 2015
Kratkofil International short Film Festival - Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2015
20th Sarajevo Film Festival - Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2015
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival - Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2015
BFI London Film Festival - London, UK, 2015
Encounters Shot Film Festival - Bristol, UK, 2015
Hamptons International Film Fetsival - Hamptons, USA, 2015
Toronto International Film Festival - Toronto, Canada, 2015
Batumi International Art-House Film Festival - Batumi, Georgia, 2015
44th Festival du Nouveau Cinema - Montreal, Canada, 2015
51st Chicago International Film Festival - Chicago, USA, 2015
34th Uppsala International Short Film Festival - Uppsala, Sweeden
19th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur - Winterthur, Switzerland, 2015
38th Denver Film Festival - Denver, USA, 2015
Twin Cities Arab Film Festival - Minneapolis, USA
44th AFI Film Fest - Los Angeles, USA
Leeds International Film Festival - UK, 2015
Geo Saizescu International Film Festival - Roumania, 2015
Zagreb Film Fest - Croatia, 2015
Leuven International Short Film Festival - Belgium, 2015
London Short Film Fest - UK, 2016
Sundance - USA, 2016
Solothum Film Festival - Switzerland, 2016
Las Palmas International Film Festival - Spain, 2016
Mecal Barcelona - Spain, 2016
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival - Romania, 2016
Vilnius Film Festival- Lithuania, 2016
Madrid Film circle - Spain, 2016
Atlanta Film Festival - USA, 2016
Go Shorts - Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2016
Dallas Film Festival - Dallas, USA 2016
Indielisboa International Independent Film Festival - Lisbon, Portugal 2016
Kiev International Film Festival - Kiev, Ukraine 2016
Halifax Independent Filmmakers' Festival - Halifax, Canada
Palm Springs Short Film Festival - Palm Springs, USA 2016
New Zeland International Film Festival - Wellington, New Zeland 2016
Lago International Film Festival - Lago, Italy 2016
Kinemastik International Short Film Festival - Malta 2016
DC Shorts Film Festival - Washington, USA 2016
Pacific Meridian International Film Festival - Vlasdivostock, Russia 2016


Best British Short at Leeds International Film Fetsival - UK, 2015
Live Action Short Special Mention for Innovative Storytelling au AFI Film Fest - USA, Los Angeles 2015
Honorable mention for Best International Short at Festival du nouveau cinéma, 2015
Honorable mention for Best International Short at TIFF, 2015
Illy Award, Directors' Fortnight - Cannes Films Festival, 2015

Happy End

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A new poster for Michael Haneke's Happy End shows a calm, blissful view of the ocean for a not-so peaceful topic. 

The drama tells the story of a family in Calais during the European refugee crisis. The poster, which seems to show an image that would be viewed through a camera (there's a timestamp at the top and the red recording button at the bottom), may look like a picturesque vista, but those familiar with Haneke's work know to expect that his story is likely to be a dark one.

Written and directed by Haneke, the film will have its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in Competition.


Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

SCORE: A Film Music Documentary



This celebratory documentary takes viewers inside the studios and recording sessions of Hollywood's most influential composers to give a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of a truly international music genre: the film score.


An Epicleff Media Production.
Directed by Matt Schrader. Produced by Robert Kraft, Trevor Thompson, Kenny Holmes, Nate Gold, Jonathan Willbanks.
Distributed by Gravitas Ventures.


STARRING: Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Williams, James Cameron, Trent Reznor, Rachel Portman, Randy Newman, Howard Shore, Quincy Jones, Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg), Alexandre Desplat, Harry Gregson-Williams, Brian Tyler, Joe Kraemer, Heitor Pereira, Steve Jablonsky, Thomas Newman, Patrick Doyle, John Powell, Bear McCreary, Moby, Garry Marshall, Trevor Rabin, Henry Jackman, Jerry Goldsmith, John Debney, Steven Spielberg, Marco Beltrami, Christophe Beck, Tyler Bates, David Arnold, Christopher Young, James Horner, Dario Marianelli, Leonard Maltin, Robert Kraft, David Newman, Mychael Danna, Elliot Goldenthal, Bernard Herrmann, Conrad Pope, Alfred Newman, Atticus Ross, Joseph Trapanese, Max Steiner, Mervyn Warren, Bill Field, Christopher Lennertz, Deborah Lurie, Siu-Lan Tan, J. Ralph, Buck Sanders, Jon Burlingame, Richard Kraft, Amos Newman, JAC Redford, Doreen Ringer Ross, Robert Townson, Shawn Lemone, Mitchell Leib, Paul Broucek.


“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

“Dunkirk” features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”) and Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney.

The film is being produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy). Jake Myers (“The Revenant,” “Interstellar,” “Jack Reacher”) is serving as executive producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (“Interstellar,” “Spectre,” “The Fighter”), production designer Nathan Crowley (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), editor Lee Smith (“The Dark Knight” Trilogy, “Elysium”), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Bullets Over Broadway”), and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”). “Dunkirk” is slated for release on July 21, 2017.


Começa hoje e acaba dia 14, o IndieLisboa 2017. São cerca de trezentos filmes para ver (mais filme, menos filme) e eu vou ver uma dúzia (mais filme, menos filme). Dois deles ficam aqui abaixo, abertura e encerramento.

COLO Trailer #1 - Film by TERESA VILLAVERDE from ALCE FILMES on Vimeo.


In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words. He draws upon James Baldwin's notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

"One of the best movies you are likely to see this year."
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times