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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2023 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

43rd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2023  February 24 -5 March 2023

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Fantasporto 2023 reveals the complete line-up of the 43 rd edition

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The official section FANTASTIC CINEMA, comes to us with a lineup with several World and International Premiers and the most diverse award-winning feature films at prestigious festivals.
 
Highlight forever strong representation of Japanese cinema, to the presence of a surprising Ukrainian film, from a Malaysian film, country for the first time present at the festival. Strong presence also of the extremely creative European Cinema, this year again with great productions coming mainly from France, Italy, Spain and the UK. Register still especially the presence of the new film of Japanese director Takashi Shimizu, who has already won the Fantasy Sports Grand Prix in 2021, which brought us to 2022, his new film in the World Premiere and which will leave us stunned by the his "Immersion" showing off in Absolute World Premiere, without Toei, her mega producer even disclosed the actors she worked with. A portuguese film , s Oh. S. will measure strength against others competing in this category, in a particularly rich and diverse year. Present still 16 short films in competition, representatives of the best in short-lived fantasy cinema, featuring a film from Singapore, a country that for the first time has a film of its screened in Portugal and Fantasporto.
 
FANTASY MOVIE COMPETITION | FANTASY FILM COMPETITION
 
Feature Films / Features
Shepherd- Russell Owen- 104’ (UK)- OPENING MOVIE
Stone Turtle - Woo Ming Jin - 92’ (Malaysia)
Convenience Story – Satoshi Miki - 97’ (Jap)
Bad City- Kensuke Sonomura- 118’ (Jap)
The Ghost Writer – Paul Wilkins - 90’ (Reino Unido)
Megalomaniac- Karim Ouelhaj – 100’ (Bel)
Life of Mariko in Kabukicho - Eiji Uchida, Shinzo Katayama - 117 ' (Japan)
Sashenka - Alexander Zhovna-135’ (Ukraine)
The Thing Behind the Door- Fabrice Blin- 81’ (Fra)
Cult Hero - Jesse Thomas Cook - 105’ (Canada)
Exhibit #8- Ruben Broekhuis- 76’ (The Netherlands/The Netherlands)
S. Oh. S. James Santos - 85' (Port)
They Wait in the Dark – Patrick Rea- 85’ (EUA)
Immersion-Takashi Shimizu- 117 (Jap)
Dead Bride - Francesco Picone - 84' (Ita)
Demigod: the Legend Begins – Chris Huang Wen-Chang- 103’ (Taiwan)
 
S. O. OUT OF COMPETITION FANTASY MOVIE | O.S. FANTASY FILM OUT OF COMPETition
 
Once Upon a Time in the Future: 2121 -Serpil Altin -91’(Turkey)- CLOSING MOVIE
Melchior the Apothecary- Elmo Nüganen- 100’ (Estonia)
Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost- Elmo Nüganen- 90’- (Estonia)
Melchior the Apothecary: The Executioner’s Daughter - Elmo Nüganen – 93’ (Estonia)
The Goldsmith / The Clock - Vincent Ricchiuto - 89’ (Ita)
Lagunas, The Devil's Den - Marc Carreté 116' (Esp)
 
S.O. FANTASY SHORTS/ O.S. Fantasy SHORTS
 
The New - Ivan Villamel - 15' (Esp)
Go with her- Che Yu-Shi- 15’41’’ (China/UK)
Stop Dead - Emily Greenwood - 7’ 56’’’ (UK/UK)
Hippocampus - Vasilis Dimopoulos - 11' (Greece)
The Threshold - Javier Carneros Lorenzo - 16 ' 09 ' ' (Esp)
Kraken- Pauline Dalifard, Lucie Rico- 14’ 16’’ (Fra)
Incubus - Tito Fernandes - 16’45’ (UK)
Paradox - Nika Belianina - 3'31 (Canada)
Paloquemao - Jefferson Cardoza Herrera - 19'14' (Colombia)
Mended- Alia Alkaff – 13’ (Singapore)
Sleeping Beauty – Jana Nedzvetskaya – 15’ (Russia)
For the Skeptical – Dawn Westlake – 3’ 14’ (EUA)
Samara Op.4 - Maxime Wattrelos, Jérémy Trochet, Louis Cocquet, Marie Heribel, François Mainquet - 6’36’ (Fra)
The Smile - Erik van Schaaik - 15' (Netherlands)
PLSTC- Laen Sanchez- 1' 37''' (Fra)
The 2023 MAKERS WEEK schedule mirrors the best cinema today, featuring new films competing from Masters such as Polish Krzysztof Zanussi, Venice Festival winner, our well-known Milcho Manchevsky, t either winner in Venice, or the celebrated Vassilis Mazomenos of Greece. We will still have some of the best films of the year, like the Netherlands Oscar nominee or the award-winning Hungarian or Filipino films;
 
S.O. SEMANA DOS REALIZADORES | DIRECTOR`S WEEK OFFICIAL COMPETITIVE SECTION
 
Perfect Number - Krzysztof Zanussi –87’ (Polonia)
Kaymak - Milcho Manchevski - 107 ' (Denmark/Netherlands/Croatia/North Macedonia)
The Grandson – Kristóf Deák- 119’ (Hung)
Purgatory - Vasilis Mazomenos - 95’ (Greece)
Narcosis- Martijn de Jong - 118’ (The Netherlands)
Bad City- Kensuke Sonomura- 118’ (Jap)
Cargo - T.M. Malones - 82’ (Philippines)
About Us But Not About Us- Jun Robles Lana- 92’ (Filipinas)
Ritual - Hans Herbots - 122’ (Belgium/Netherlands/Germany)
The Game - Peter Fazakas - 110' (Hun)
 
Also continues the ORIENT EXPRESS section which shows well the great quality of Asian films, especially the great emerging cinematography from Japan.
S.O. ORIENT EXPRESS
 
Stone Turtle - Woo Ming Jin - 92’ (Malaysia)
Convenience Story – 97’ (Jap)
Bad City- Kensuke Sonomura- 118’ (Jap)
Life of Mariko in Kabukicho - Eiji Uchida, Shinzo Katayama - 117 ' (Japan)
Immersion-Takashi Shimizu- 117 (Jap)
Demigod: the Legend Begins – Chris Huang Wen-Chang- 103’ (Taiwan)
Cargo - T.M. Malones - 82’ (Philippines)
About Us But Not About Us- Jun Robles Lana- 92’ (Filipinas)

 

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