All things related to film in the Portuguese capital: festivals, directors, places to see movies, and videos made by our own correspondents.
What’s On in Lisbon in August
July 3, 2019
Lisbon might feel a little emptier than usual. Or at least the ratio of Portuguese-to-tourists has shifted substantially since so many Lisboetas have jumped in cars and on trains, planes, and autocarros to make their way out of the city. But, fear not, there’s still plenty to do in Lisbon in the hot and sticky […]
What’s on in Lisbon in July
June 28, 2019
How are you feeling? Tired? Have the Festas de Lisboa beaten you down? Well, there’s no time to rest because July still holds so much to do! The sun may be roasting and the streets drenched in beer, but we’re going to get out in search of a little bit of that thing we like […]
How to Be in the Shadow and Not Care About It: An Interview with Director John Alexander
February 18, 2019
Atlas Lisboa chats with the director of the documentary “This Is Love” about the widely influential musician Rudy Love who has nonetheless remained virtually unknown to the general public.
Capital Filmmakers Festival in Review
February 17, 2019
Our correspondents report from the first Capital Filmmakers Festival to take place in Lisbon. Read about the fest’s independent films tackling issues ranging from the migrant crisis to the appropriation of African-American music.
MotelX: A Snapshot of Lisbon’s Favorite Film Festival
September 17, 2018
MotelX is arguably Portugal’s most beloved film festival, with thousands of devout followers showing up over the course of a week each September to binge on horror flicks. Atlas joined them, as always.
Rama em Flor: Creating Space for Radical Discussion
August 31, 2018
This summer, Lisbon was home to a glorious celebration of feminism and queer culture sprawled across multiple venues throughout the city, including Zé dos Bois Gallery, Damas, Lounge, and Rua das Gaivotas 6. The community festival brought together international and local artists and activists to present music, talks, films, and discussions, opening up space to […]
What Makes Them Scared: Twelve Portuguese Directors in MOTELx’s 2018 Film Fest
August 17, 2018
Sometimes all you need is a good scare to get the blood pumping. This year’s lineup at Lisbon’s longest-running international horror film festival, Motel X, is sure to get you trembling in your seat for all the right reasons.