7 July : Highlights of the Day

7 July 2012
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On the first day of the festival, we present an extensive programme that seeks to reveal the programming of 20th Curtas Vila do Conde. Apart from opening of the Curtinhas (a mini-festival for the kids), several films will be projected in different sections: 2012 A Kubrick Odyssey; From Shorts to Features; and In Focus Olivier Assayas. Also on the first day there are three events of 20 Years of Curtas Vila do Conde (exhibition, book and documentary).

The programme 2012 A Kubrick Odyssey (which is also an exhibition at Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery), screens the classic "A Clockwork Orange", and the documentary "Room 237" by Rodney Ascher, that after the furor caused at the Cannes Film Festival, arrives at Vila do Conde to reveal the secrets of "The Shining". Still in this first day, the opening ceremony will screen the first feature film by Nicolas Provost (an author of the festival): "The Invader", also with a long career in film festivals. Finishing up the night it begins the In Focus retrospective of Olivier Assayas, with the projection of "Noise", a film celebration of music, with special emphasis on Sonic Youth.

To celebrate the 20th Curtas Vila do Conde, the first day of the festival presents three special events. It will open a photography exhibition (at the Teatro Municipal) that explores the vast photographic archive of the last twenty years, showing many of the authors who were in Vila do Conde. It will also be presented with a book published for the anniversary and that includes twenty interviews with authors of the festival, as well as written reflections about our history. Finally, the documentary "Generations Short!", by José Vieira Mendes, will be screened (18:30, Room Two).

See all programming in our AGENDA.