After a first edition, in 2019, in which it was questioned whether “we truly exist as Europeans”, two years later, “the question remains timely”, explains the organization, in a statement released today.

That's why, for a week, Cinema Trindade receives 13 films that reflect on the problems plaguing Europe.

Curated by Carlos Nogueira, films from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Hungary, India, guest country, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland and the United Kingdom will be screened.

Opening on the 23rd, “The August Virgin”, by the Spanish director Jónas Trueba, reveals “an intimate film-diary about a woman in search of revelations, who lets herself be carried away by encounters and reencounters”.

THE AUGUST VIRGIN Official Trailer (2020)

The film was nominated by the specialized magazine Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the 10 best of 2020, and was nominated for best foreign film at the César awards.

Also noteworthy is the closing session, with the screening of “Never Gonna Snow Again”, by Poles Malgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert, which went through the Venice and Seville festivals, and “explores some fears and ghosts of today's Europe, confronting us with the imminence of an apocalypse”, which ends up never arriving.

The exhibition also includes the films “A Estreia”, by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, “A Raposa na Toca”, by Armant T. Riahi, “The Shadow of Violence”, by Nick Rowland, “The things we say, the things we do ”, by Emmanuel Mouret, “Comrade Drakulich”, by Márk Bodzsár, “Tales from the River”, by Julie Schroell, “Ghost Tropic” by Bas Devos, “Isco” by Mark Jenkin, “Nasir” by Arun Karthick, “Sole”, by Carlo Sironi, and “A Year of Volunteering”, Ulrich Köhler and Henner Winckler.

The European Film Week is organized by the European Commission Representation in Portugal, EUNIC-Portugal (European Union National Institutes for Culture), a European network of national cultural institutes, and the British Embassy in Lisbon.

The sessions are free of charge, subject to ticket collection.