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Inés Basombrío is an Argentinian singer, songwriter and guitarist living in Kenya since 2014. She is set to launch her 2nd album, ‘Piel de Arena’ (Sand Skin), reflecting on a woman’s connection with the elements, with nature and with man; as felt and sensed throgh the skin. She will be joined by Kenyan musicians, Eddie Grey (jazz guitarist and composer) and Tetu Shani (percussionist) and guest artist Ritah Khatushi.
Inès studied music in Conservatoires in Brazil, Germany and Argentina (Manuel Falla Conservatoire). It is in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she lived for 10 yrs, that she found the real inspiration to publish her two albums..
This Saturday’s (July 12 2014) session will be dedicated to animations from the Portuguese-speaking world. The session caters for both children and adults, with many of the animations having no dialogues. The films featured will be:
The Giant, Julio Vanzeler and Luis da Matta Almeida – Portugal, 2012, 11 min
A giant carries a little girl in his heart. His heart is like a large window from which the little girl discovers the world we live in. One day she will have to leave.
The Tortoise, Pedro Lino and Luis da Matta Almeida – Portugal, 2012, 10 min
There was once a man quite sure of himself. Everyday he would have a morning stroll. On one such occasion, he spotted something he had never seen before: a tortoise.
The Brats and the Toy Thief, Nildo Essá – Mozambique, 2013, 12 min
When a toy is stolen by the local bully, Lili, Minhoca and Zé Gordo devise a cunning mission to recover it from the thief’s hideout. 2014 Nominee for best animation at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Feral, Daniel Sousa – Cape Verde, 2013, 13 min
A feral boy is found in the woods by a hunter and brought back to live in civilised society. In this new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies and tactics that kept him safe in the wild. Oscar 2014 Nominee for best short animated film.
Journey to Cape Verde, José Miguel Ribeiro – Portugal, 2010, 17 min
On a sixty-day walking tour of Cape Verde, a traveler discovers the mountains, the villages, the people, the music – and an essential part of himself.
The Suspect, José Miguel Ribeiro – Portugal, 1999, 25 min
A suspense filled journey through the countryside with four passengers sharing a train compartment in the wake of a series of mysterious murders. Winner of the Cartoon D’Or for best european animation in 2000.
The Boy and the World, Alê Abreu – Brazil, 2013, 80 min
The journey of a young boy who leaves his village to search for his father across a big city where he discovers a world dominated by animal-machines, in a whimsical, original, colorful film. Winner of the Crystal Award at the 2014 Annecy Animation Festival.
Find more info. on their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Lusophonefilmfest
Dates: June 10 to August 1, 2014
Venue: Village Market
Also, catch the array of events dubbed the Village World Cup Festival taking place at the same venue. Find more info here
The fourth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest is dedicated to the diversity of documentary production in the Portuguese-speaking countries. The focus of this session will be on Hereros Angola, a documentary on this isolated tribe from the southwest of Angola by Brazilian photographer and film maker Sérgio Guerra.
The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across four continents. Started in March 2014, the festival will present multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts, and feature films) in six monthly sessions of several films from different countries.
More information at www.facebook.com/lusophonefilmfest
Lusophone Film Festival: Cinema from the Portuguese Speaking World, Mar. 29 2014 @ Goethe Institute.
Date: March 29, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6-8.30 pm
Films to be Screened
– Isle of Flowers (Ilha das Flores) by Jorge Furtado (Brazil, 1989, 13min)
– North Atlantic by Bernardo Nascimento (Portugal, 2010, 15min)
– Virgin Margarida (Virgem Margarida) by Licinio Azevedo (Mozambique, 2012, 90min).
Posters, trailers and synopses for each film are posted at the Film Festival Facebook page