The 2018 Belmont World Film series continues tonight (4/2) at StudioCinema in Belmont with the North American premiere of Portuguese/French co-production “All The Dreams In The World“; here’s the official synopsis from BWF:
Loosely inspired by renowned Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa’s poem, “I am nothing. I’ll never be anything. I couldn’t want to be something. Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams in the world,” the film portrays a teen living with her first-generation Portuguese parents in France is caught up in her contradictions, failures, and unconditional love for her family. After reconnecting with a childhood friend during her annual summer holiday in Portugal, she finds the courage to choose the path of freedom and the unknown
Speakers for this weeks’ offering are director Laurence Ferreira Barbosa (via Skype) and José Rui Velez Caroço, Consul General of Portugal in Boston. This week’s screening is sponsored by the Boston Portuguese Festival and the Camoes Institute.
This year’s series, “Bound by Beliefs,” features films that show how difficult it is to implement change in the face of long-held societal or community beliefs. All but one film is either a North American, East Coast or New England premiere and several are also their countries’ submissions to the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film category. As in the last several years, a full third of the films are directed by women. The festival also includes the most recent work by several well-known directors, including French director Laurent Cantet (Foxfire, The Class), Laurence Ferrerira Barbosa (Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional), and Tony Gatlif (Latcho Drom, Gadjo Dilo).
Tickets can be purchased through the Belmont World Film series website ; screenings take place at StudioCinema, 376 Trapelo Road in Belmont; the screening time for this and all future BWF series selections this year is 7:30 PM
The series continues on Monday evenings through May 14, and a second “mini-series” called “Justice For All” will also run Mondays in June beginning June 11. The Belmont World Film Series will also be a part of eCinemaBoston’s huge 2018 Boston Springs A Fethival Superguide, coming in May, and will also be a part of Subject:CINEMA’s massive BSAF coverage throughout the month of May. Be sure to stay tuned to eCB for the low-down each week!