Cinema Dialogues: Harvard at the Gulbenkian

MUBI is proud to present work produced for Harvard at the Gulbenkian, a collaboration between the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Harvard Film Archive. Curated by Haden Guest and Joaquim Sapinho, and produced by Pedro Fernandes Duarte and Rui Alexandre Santos from the film production company Rosa Filmes, Harvard at the Gulbenkian organizes a series of dialogues about Portuguese film and world cinema. The series consists of 12 weekends, between November 2013 and July 2014, in which a Portuguese filmmaker and one, two or three international filmmakers, and one or more important film critics or scholars of many nationalities are brought together for a series of screenings and public discussions. We will be hosting the articles and video conversations produced for the series, and this index will be updated as events take place in Lisbon.


"The inaugural weekend of the Harvard-Gulbenkian collaboration makes clear the central ambition and idea of our program: a radical rethinking and recontextualization of Portuguese cinema within the broader realm of world cinema. Against the still lingering critique of Portuguese cinema as marginal, artisan and willfully eccentric, we offer a contrary vision of a restless cinema engaged in a dynamic and expansive dialogue with the most innovative and important trends in world cinema. At the core of the Harvard-Gulbenkian program are a select group of Portuguese artists who have together defined a cinema of ideas through visionary films distinguished by their philosophical depth, poetic form and radical reinvention of cinematic traditions. These adventurous films, these daring gambits, are not the products of insular national tradition, but are instead the evidence of a profound connection with the most important transnational currents in world cinema today." —Haden Guest & Joaquim Sapinho

Curator's Statement by Haden Guest & Joaquim Sapinho

1.
ENTROPY AND UTOPIA, 
ANTÓNIO REIS E MARGARIDA CORDEIRO
 Béla Tarr, Ben Rivers
Dennis Lim, Maria Barroso

"Entropy and Utopia" by Haden Guest & Joaquim Sapinho

A discussion of António Reis & Margarida Cordeiro's Trás-os-Montes with Ben Rivers, Dennis Lim, and Vítor Gonçalves

A discussion of Ben Rivers' Two Years at Sea and This is My Land with Ben Rivers and Dennis Lim

A discussion of Béla Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies with Ben Rivers and Béla Tarr

2.
FOR PAULO ROCHA
Nelson Pereira Dos Santos, Víctor Gaviria, Billy Woodberry
Augusto M. Seabra, Boris Nelepo

"For Paolo Rocha" by Haden Guest & Joaquim Sapinho

A discussion of Paolo Rocha's Mudar de Vida with Haden Guest, Joaquim Sapinho, Maria Barroso, Víctor Gaviria, and Boris Nelepo

A discussion with Haden Guest, Joaquim Sapinho, Víctor Gaviria, Billy Woodberry, Augusto M. Seabra, and Boris Nelepo after the screening of Nelson Pereira dos Santos' Vidas Secas

A discussion with Haden Guest, Joaquim Sapinho, Vítor Gaviria, Billy Woodberry, Augsto M. Seabra, and Boris Nelepo after the screening of Vítor Gaviria's La Vendedora de Rosas, Billy Woodberry's The Pocketbook and Bless Their Little Hearts

3.

MEMORY BELIEVES BEFORE KNOWING REMEMBERS
 Susana de Sousa Dias, Patricio Guzmán, Soon-mi Yoo

"Memory Believes Before Knowing Remembers" by Haden Guest & Joaquim Sapinho

A discussion with Haden Guest, Joaquim Sapinho, Susana Sousa Dias, Soon-Mi Yoo, and Patricio Guzmán after the screening of Susana de Sousa Dias' 48

A discussion with Haden Guest, Joaquim Sapinho, Susana Sousa Dias, Soon-Mi Yoo, and Patricio Guzmán after the screening of Ssitkim: Talking to the Dead, Dangerous Supplement, and Isahn

A discussion with Haden Guest, Joaquim Sapinho, Susana Sousa Dias, Soon-Mi Yoo, Renate Sachse, and Patricio Guzmán after the screening of Chile, Obstinate Memory, and Nostalgia for the Light

4.

DESIRE WITHOUT LANGUAGE
Manuela Viegas, Lucrecia Martel
Abílio Hernandez Cardoso

"Desire without Language" by Haden Guest & Joaquim Sapinho

A discussion with Haden Guest, Joaquim Sapinho, Manuela Viegas, and Abílio Hernandez after the screening of Viegas' Glória

A discussion with Haden Guest, Joaquim Sapinho, Manuela Viegas, and Lucrecia Martel after the screening of Martel's La ciénaga

A discussion with Haden Guest, Joaquim Sapinho, Manuela Viegas, and Lucrecia Martel after the screening of Martel's The Holy Girl and La Joven.

5.
CINEMA IN A MINOR KEY
Manuel Mozos, Martín Rejtman, Denis Côté
Augusto M. Seabra

coming soon

6.
AFTER VANDA
Albert Serra, Nicolás Pereda, Tomita Katsuya, Serge Bozon
Agnés Wildenstein, Julien Gester, David Phelps

coming soon

Weekends 7-12

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