“Something has changed in the way we see cinema before and after the pandemic.” Who says so is Dario Oliveira, director of the film show that in 2022 will focus on issues associated with mental health, taking Neurodiversity as its main theme. The programme of the ninth edition of Porto/Post/Doc presents a “cross-cutting look at contemporary cinema and the works of filmmakers that have marked the history of cinema”. It takes place from 16 to 26 November in several venues in the city.

The final programme of the 2022 edition of Porto/Post/Doc has been launched, a major international film show that has already had nine editions. A total of more than one hundred films will mark the ten days of the festival, offering a cross-cutting look over contemporary cinema and the works of filmmakers that have marked the history of cinema. A special highlight goes to the eight feature films that are part of the international competition of the event, in a panoramic look at political and social issues that mark the present. Such as the films by Adnane Baraka (Fragments from Heaven), Antoine Cattin (Holidays), Claudia Müller (Elfriede Jelinek - Language Unleashed), among others.

Another highlight is the grand opening, taking place at Coliseu Porto Ageas, to the sound of “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song”, a film by Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine about the historical song by Leonard Cohen. The film will also be part of the Transmission competition, a section focused on music and cultural movements, which will show, among others, Na Sombra (documentary about Véspera, Clã’s latest album), Sonic Fantasy (film about the recording of Michael Jackson's Thriller ), Meet Me in The Bathroom (which looks at the history of the creation of DFA Records and bands such as LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes or Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Viagem do Rei (a journey into the creative universe of Rui Reininho) and God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines (about the founders of Detroit techno). The award ceremony will feature the screening of All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, a film by Laura Poitras about the artist and activist Nan Goldin.

This section is joined by 16 other programmes and focuses. Among them, Cinema Falado, which brings together works produced in Portuguese-speaking countries; Cinefiesta, a section that preserves the festival's long relationship with Spanish cinema; and Cinema Novo, in collaboration with Canal 180, to give space to short films made by students from Portuguese institutions and consequently discover new talents.

The 2022 edition of Porto/Post/Doc will also feature a children's section (School Trip), with films aimed at schools and families, the traditional Cinema Novo competition (with school films), as well as an Industry dimension, aimed at national and international professionals in the sector. Also back are the immersive cinema sessions at the Porto Planetarium - Living Science Centre, as well as the programme focused on new talents in European cinema (this year dedicated to Swiss directors) and Cinefiesta.

There are 10 days of cinema spread across the city. All the programme, tickets and useful information can be found at www.portopostdoc.com.

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