Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF 2013
December 11th-15th, Cinema Studio & Cinema Elvira Popescu
^ the 4th edition
- The Portuguese Cinematic Miracle -
trailer by Traian Păsculescu & Sebastian Cîmpean, BIEFF 2013
Contemporary Portuguese cinema is presently undergoing a paradoxical moment. For several years now, Portugal's film industry has been dealing with a serious financial crisis: ICA (the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual), the main public funding body for Portuguese art house productions, is currently blocked, since the big media companies refuse to pay the taxes which support the cinema fund. In consequence, the national film industry is paralyzed. Despite this situation, the Portuguese cinema of the last couple of years reflects a truly creative boom, standing out through an impressive number of exceptional films, which have been highly successful both in terms of audience and in the international festival circuit,
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