On 30 October, MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival will be in Paris for a special screening of films that have been a part of the MOTELX Award - Best Portuguese Horror Short Film, in the presence of some of its directors.
In partnership with the French Cinematheque
and Instituto Camões
, MOTELX has programmed a special screening that recovers eight short films of the past years of competition for the biggest award in Portugal for short films, created in 2009.
It is practically a decade of national creation in a previously unexplored and somewhat marginalized territory in Portugal. Today, it is with pride that we can say that horror cinematography in our country is much more regular in a genre that demands as much savoir-faire
as both talent and creativity. Without any dogmas or prejudices, MOTELX has broken new ground with fresh blood and bold proposals to which the Festival has given from the very beginning great projection and visibility, nationally and internationally.
This year we move on with an international tour of this set of short films nominated for the MOTELX Award - Best Portuguese Horror Short Film, which will take place in cities of several countries soon to be announced, starting on Hallow's eve in Paris.
Monday, 30 October 2017, 19h00
Salle Georges Franju | Cinémathèque Française
Special mention 2009(Portugal, 2009)Fernando Alle
After bullies steal his son’s lunch-box, a retired wrestler goes on a violent rampage
to avenge him and bring justice to the school.
Your Audience(Portugal, 2015)Óscar Faria
Portugal’s countryside is everyday more isolated and lonesome. In its empty roads, a mysterious man drives around
gathering sticks, stones… and victims. What’s he building over there?
Special mention 2015(Portugal, 2014)João Teixeira Figueira
A robot lives on his own in an abandoned building, studying human life by looking at
painting catalogues and pretending to drink tea with an imaginary friend.
Winner 2009(Portugal, 2009)Patrick Mendes
A woman arrives at an old silo and ends up getting involved in an obsessive relationship with a
(Portugal, 2013)Paulo Araújo
1974, the year of the Revolution. Somebody knocks at the door and gives to the owner of
the house a pack of bills of 1,000 escudos to pay for a service.
(Portugal, 2014)Joana Viegas
A man tries to raise his daughter while doing everything he can to hide a dreadful secret,
only shared, under confession, with the village priest.
(Portugal, 2011)Pedro Rocha
“Miss Mishima” is a film about love and death, aiming to explore the ambiguity of
sensations, the limits of pleasure and pain; a work about death as the ultimate
fetish and about the ritual suicide seppuku.
The Silence Afterwards
Special mention 2017(Portugal, 2017)
A desolate woman struggles to accept the unexpected death of her husband, but is confronted with his recurring return to the world of the living.