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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.


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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A Q&A with Claudio Carbone: Director of Another Lisbon Story

August 10, 2018

“Another Lisbon Story” follows the community that makes up Bairro da Torre — a Lisbon favela — and their active participation in the future of their neighborhood. Director, Claudio Carbone, who was kind enough to answer some questions for Atlas.

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MNAC Museum Museu Naçionale de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado

April 6, 2018

Portuguese modern art expertly presented inside an stripped-down, white-washed old palace

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