Cinemas in the Algarve also join the party with tickets at 3 euros

More than 40 films with tickets at 3 euros, to contribute to the resumption of activity and sustainability of Cinema

The Algarcine cinemas, in Portimão and Lagos, the Cineplace theaters, at CC Continente in Portimão or Algarve Shopping, in Guia (Albufeira), the NOS Cinemas in Fórum Algarve, Mar Shopping and Tavira Plaza, are some of the approximately 500 the whole country will receive the Film Festival, on the 7th, 8th and 9th of November, with tickets at 3 euros for more than 40 films.

This initiative, which started in 2015, returns with the aim of supporting one of the most affected sectors in recent years and bringing the Portuguese back to the big screen.

And there are many reasons to leave the house on November 7th, 8th and 9th: movies like 'Amsterdam', 'Woman King', 'Halloween – The End', 'Black Adam', 'The Devil's Light', ' The Crocodile Friend', 'One Peace Film – Red', 'Triangle of Sadness' (Palm d'Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival), 'Without Leaving a Trace' (nominated at the 2021 Venice Film Festival), 'Taste' (jury award in Berlin 2021) or 'Super Heroes' will be some of the options that stand out among the poster for all audiences. Note also for the 2nd edition of 'Unknown Japanese Masters'.

Portuguese cinema will also be present. 'Alma Viva', by Cristèle Alves Meira, Portuguese candidate for the Best International Film category at the 2023 Oscars, 'Submission', by Leonardo António, the documentary 'Cesária Évora', by Ana Sofia Fonseca, 'Mato Seco em Chamas' , by Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós and the films nominated for the Sophia Awards of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema 'O Último Banho', 'Bem Bom', 'Sombra', 'Terra Nova', as well as 'A Fada do Lar', are among the national titles on display during the Film Festival.

“We have been promoting this initiative since 2015, with excellent results. After the pause caused by the pandemic, we can finally recover the Film Festival. We believe that all 7th art lovers will not miss the opportunity to, at a promotional price, watch two films for the price of one”, says Fernando Ventura, from APEC – Portuguese Association of Cinematographic Companies.

“The cinema sector in Portugal has been greatly affected in recent years, as have other sectors of activity. The recovery has been slow and we believe that the Film Festival can be an important way to boost the sector and thus make the Portuguese return to the big screen”, reinforces Paulo Santos, general director of Gedipe/Fevip – Associação para a Gestão Coletiva de Copyright and Film and Audiovisual Producers' Rights.

The initiative Film Festival, whose first edition took place in 2015, is promoted by APEC (Portuguese Association of Cinematographic Companies), with the support of FEVIP/GEDIPE, the ICA-Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, the Academia Portuguesa de Cinema and national exhibitors and involves the vast majority of cinemas in Portugal (mainland and islands), simply by purchasing the ticket at a physical box office or online (does not include sessions in premium formats).