The Cinematheque hosts an environmental program entitled A Global Cinematic Showcase of the Environment and Sustainability Crisis for the first time in April. With the concept of “environmental protection, ecology, and sustainability”, the film festival focuses on the environment, climate change, sustainable development, and other issues. A collection of 26 feature films, short films, documentaries, and animations are featured in the film festival.
This includes the feature film Spread Your Wings adapted from the real story of the French meteorologist/animal rights activist Christian Moullec leading wild goose migrations in over 20 years; the art creation documentary Omelia Contadina in which the French artist JR and Italian director Alice Rohrwacher recorded the funeral of peasant agriculture celebrated by a peasant community and brought out reflection on the influence of urbanization on rural traditions; and the animated short film Chicken of the Dead exploring the impact of the poultry industry on the social environment.
Starting from today, the exhibition entitled “Women in Cinemas – The Extraordinary Worlds of Female Filmmakers” is held on the third floor of the Cinematheque, showing women’s growing importance in the film industry over the past century. The exhibition will be held until June 11, 2021.
The Cinematheque is a space for appreciating films, storing local audio-visual records, hosting exhibitions and reading film books, and is a platform for local film professionals and enthusiasts to communicate, exchange and collaborate with each other. In addition to the film screening, the Cinematheque has also included a new feature in recent years. Various exhibitions were held at the Cinematheque, including an exhibition which showed the development of Macau’s screening industry over the past century, an exhibition entitled “Hand-painted Movie Billboard Exhibition” which displayed a number of hand-painted movie posters from the past, as well as large hand-painted movie advertisement recreated by local artists, Lai Ieng and Lio Man Cheong, allowing the audience to reminisce the bygone days.
When: April 1–30, 2021
Where: Cinematheque Passion, 13 Travessa da Paixão, Macau
How much: MOP $60 per session
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