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12th July : Highlights of the Day

12 July 2012
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In this Thursday, July 12, Curtas Vila do Conde offers several opportunities to see good cinema. The international and Portuguese competitions continue their screenings and it starts the experimental competition. Also in the In Focus Robert Todd section continues its sessions, this time with a masterclass. Over night, Jan Harlan presents a documentary about Kubrick, and, the highlight of the day, Thom Andersen presents his film on Eduardo Souto de Moura (a commission of the 20th Festival).

By early afternoon, Robert Todd presents two short films ("Golden Hour" and "Crystral Gaze"). Afterwards, he talks with the audience about his work. It is a good opportunity to better understand the experimental work of this author. In competitions, the International shows today films like "Os Mortos-Vivos" by Anita Rocha da Silveira or "I Morti di Alos" by Daniele Atzeni. There are two extreme examples of the ways of contemporary life. At night, the fourth session of the Portuguese competition screens films by Filipe Abranches, Salomé Lamas, Gabriel Abrantes and João Rosas.
In the night, it is screened the documentary "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures" by Jan Harlan (which is in Vila do Conde). It's a film in a parallel program to the exhibition "2012 A Kubrick Odyssey." Also it will be screened "Reconversão", by Thom Andersen, a commission of the 20th Curtas Vila do Conde and the filmmaker chose the architecture of Eduardo Souto de Moura as theme.

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