Lisbon does not always appear, but that's irrelevant. The Sottomayor Castillo's film is a beautiful idea about notes on a visit to a place abroad; the Abrantes is commented apart; the Côté is a pale fiction about a fate and the Losier sketch, though uneven, is a rare attempt in Portuguese cinema to draw a queer-camp féerie in a Lisbon (night) universe, not by its spaces, all transfigured, but by its actors-creatures.
This 4 films should never have been put together. Even as a short-film session at a festival this would have seemed awkward. Each segment cancels the others in a terrible way. Even if in the end Marie Losier's and Gabriel Abrantes's contributions are stand outs, there is no reason why they should be seen on the same day, let alone on the same hour. The link could have been Lisbon, a city I know too well to recognize.