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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Capital Filmmakers Festival Lisbon review

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.

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MotelX horror film festival Lisbon. Lisboa favorite film festival

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.

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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 […]

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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.

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