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The Madeira Film Festival Screenings is back!

by Ace Damon

The Madeira Forum hosts an unprecedented partnership in Portugal called Screenings Funchal, where NOS Cinemas is screened every Saturday at 21:00, a film carefully selected by the Screenings team. This partnership allows you to enjoy, in the city of Funchal, the best of cinema and the best viewing conditions that only NOS Cinemas can provide.

Do not miss this Saturday, October 5, “Parasitas” by South Korean Bong Joon-ho, a film that won the Palme d'Or at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

In Parasites, we meet Ki-taek, who has a close family, but they are all unemployed and their future prospects are black. The son Ki-woo is recommended by a friend, who attends a prestigious university, to give well-paid explanations, which triggers the hope of a regular income in the family. This first meeting between the two families will provoke an unstoppable chain of incidents. A hard-to-rank film that blends black humor with satire, social criticism and suspense. An honest allegory about the obstacles of coexistence we face in a world where economic polarization and inequality seem to get worse and worse.

On October 12, Nanni Moretti's “Santiago, Italy” will be screened. A documentary film that tells, through the words of the protagonists and various material of the time, the months following the coup d'état of September 11, 1973, which ended the democratic government of Salvador Allende in Chile. Focusing in particular on the role of the Italian embassy in Santiago, which sheltered hundreds of opponents of General Pinochet's regime, allowing them to reach Italy. Nanni Moretti in a work that perhaps speaks more of the present than of the past, clearly pays tribute to the attitude that the Italian Embassy had at the time towards the political refugees.

To see, on October 19, “Letto” (or summer in freer translation) by Russian Kirill Serebrennikov. It tells the life of Soviet rock legend Viktor Tsoi and how he was first embraced by another Leningrad cultural musician, Mike Naumenko, and his wife, Natasha. He uses rock'n'roll and popular music from both Russia and the United States to tell the story of two Russian rock stars from the 1980s, Viktor Tsoi of Kino and Mike Naumenko of Zoopark. A trip where there is no shortage of covers from Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, T-Rex, Lou Reed and David Bowie.

On the 26th, and to close the month of October, do not miss Elem Klimov's “Come and See”. The hero of the movie is Flyora, a 16 year old. If at the beginning of the story Flyora is a boy like so many others of his age, as he learns the horror of Nazi executions, his face is transfiguring and aging. The changes in Flyora's face are the mirror of the face of war. Perhaps one of the best antiwar movies ever made.

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