The Argentine and Guerrilla will be the opening films of the 29th Porto International Film Festival in Portugal which will take place from February 20th to February 28, 2009.
The presence of Fantas in Cannes with his usual stand resulted in success without precendentes. More than 200 “screeners” of films (feature and short films) have been proposed and is now subject to an examination of the selection committee of the International Film Festival of Porto. The approximately 500 visionamentos made by the team of five elements of Fantasporto who was at Cannes and subsequent contact with manufacturing companies already provide a considerable number of films for the three competitive sections (Fantastic Film, Week of Directors and Orient Express) of the 29 th edition of Fantas.
Among the selected films are departing as the Hungarian winner of the FIPRESCI prize in Cannes film festival, “Delta” by Kornel Mundruczó, a director known by the public of Fantas films as “Pleasant Days” and “Johanna” or the South Korean ” Hansel and Gretel “by Yim Sung-Phil and” The Chaser “from Hong-Jin Na, present in this section of the official event.
Note that the closure of entries for the Fantas happens only to December 15 next, but the importance of many of the films received visas interest of the team planning the Fantasporto.
The twenty-ninth edition of the International Film Festival to be held in Porto the day between February 16 and March 1, 2009 publicised in the 61st edition of the Cannes film festival by international media, targeting not only the means of production Europeans and Asians, but also to the U.S. market.
The Fantas thus won for Portugal a very strong image, remaining among the “leading festivals of the world” as the news magazine Variety, the bible of the movie, which relates specifically, in one of its editions published during the fair, the opening of 2009 edition of Fantas with the film “Che” by Steven Soderbergh.
The Lusomundo Audiovisuals will continue to work with the festival through the transfer of rooms during the Fantas 09, in addition to the films that integrate the various sections competitive.