AFFL’16 begins with film concert

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The official opening night of ARQUITETURAS will take place in LISBON FORUM (formerly Cinema Roma) on 12 October at 19h, with the screening of the film “A Propósito de Leixões” with soundtrack live from TORTO band.
> Presentation of the fourth edition jury: 19:00
> Festival theme presentation by António Brito Guterres: 19:30
> Cocktail Break: 20:00
> Opening with Film Concert: 21:00
André Valentim Almeida e Paulo Martins
Portugal, 2016, 35’
Com a presença dos realizadores e do arquiteto Luis Pedro Silva
“Apropos of Leixões”, a commission by APDL and University of Porto, is a glance into Leixões harbor throughout the times -from the moment there are moving images representing the area till today- with a special focus on the construction of the new Cruise Terminal and University of Porto’s Research Center building. Result of an order to mark the inauguration of the new building, the film is divided into two parts: the first, based on a deep file research, looks at the process of construction and expansion of the port and its activity through the ages; the second looks at the construction of the building based on a timelapse (containing 156,000 photographs) in parallel with images of the diverse activities of the port. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack of the live  band Torto.
Torto never walked right – the musical exercise trio which joins Jorge Coelho, Jorge Queijo and Miguel Ramos twists the traditional arrangement with challenging harmonies and melodies that do not stand out for their familiarity. In tension they find solutions, and in dissonance that they sing and delight each other, creating a confusing language that involves and develops on its own terms, but with frequencies that we all share. Torto suspend without falling and they reveal themselves as storytellers as few instrumentalists are: fluent and fluid.
Trailer here: