8 July : Highlights of the Day

8 July 2012
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On the second day of Curtas Vila do Conde, the highlights are divided between the Curtinhas (with films for kids), the beginning of the Take One! section (student films), and new sessions on Olivier Assayas (filmmaker In Focus) and From Shorts to Features (with a film by Laurent Achard). Finally, the Festival promotes the world premiere of the comission of the 20 Years with the screening of three films, made ​​by Helvécio Marins Jr., Sergei Loznitsa and Yann Gonzalez.

At 11 am, a session is screened for kids with age 6, at the Curtinhas competition. Also it will be screened, at 15h30, a session for kids with ages 3. Many good films to delight the kids. The Take One! today presents an overview session of a School in Focus, this year dedicated to the Escola das Artes da Universidade Católica. Also at the end of the night VideoRun Restart ends with the presentation of the films that resulted from the 48h marathon.
The In Focus retrospective to French filmmaker Olivier Assayas now has two chapters: at 17h is shown the film "Dédordre", an early-stage project that demonstrates the portrait of a generation in France for 80s, and at 18h30 are screened several of the their short films accompanied by a masterclass from the director. At night (21h), the director Laurent Achard shows his new feature film, "La Derniere Séance," about a man who keeps a cinema in danger of closing.

Finally at 22:30 the first session with the commissioned filmsof the 20 Years Curtas Vila do Conde are screened: "O Canto do Rocha", by Helvécio Marins Jr. (filmed at a café in Fontainhas, Porto), "O Milagre de Santo António", by Sergei Loznitsa (documentary about a secular practice in a northern Portugal village),"Land of My Dreams", by Yann Gonzalez (a fiction about a mother and daughter traveling in northern Portugal with a striptease show).