José and Pilar + Q&A | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Fri 7 Dec

José and Pilar + Q&A

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

3rd UK Portuguese Film Festival

José e Pilar

117 mins

in Portuguese with English subtitles

Portugal | 2010 | col | dir. Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, with José Saramago, Pilar del Rio, Àngels Barceló, Gabriel García Márquez, Gael García Bernal | doc

The result of director Miguel Gonçalves Mendes’ three-year (2006-2009) documentation of Nobel Prize winner José Saramago’s relationship with Pilar del Rio, the internationally acclaimed José and Pilar uncovers the couple’s moving love story, while acutely unveiling the complex character of one of the most influential novelists of the last and the present centuries.

£12, conc. £10

Followed by a conversation about Saramago’s life and work with Pilar del Rio, moderated by award-winning cultural journalist Maya Jaggi, writer of arts profiles for the Guardian Review – including José Saramago’s – , contributor to the Financial Times, Independent, BBC, Economist and Newsweek, and chair of the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize.

Supported by the Fundação José Saramago



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