DocLisboa, Lisbon’s Documentary Film Festival Returns With Close to 200 Films

DocLisboaStaring tomorrow, Lisbon’s annual documentary film festival will be screening close to 200 films until the 25th of the month. One of those will be the much-talked-about “Capitalism: A Love Affair” by Michael Moore, the American filmmaker known for the controversial “Fahrenheit 911” and “Sicko.” This seventh edition of the annual festival will also show several Portuguese documentaries and the screenings will take place in two movie theaters (“São Jorge” and “Londres”) and the Curturgest center.

The festival has also scheduled retrospective screenings with several international directors, one of them being Jonas Mekas who comes from the United States to show his more recent work, “An American Film Director at Work: Martin Scorcese.” Other special presentations will be films about and from Iran, as well as a few about former Yugoslavia.
The competing films for best feature documentary are a total of 19, from Portugal and around the world.
Check the official website for complete information: www.doclisboa.org

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