Buon debutto in sala per Saint George di Marco Martins
di Vitor Pinto
- In inglese: Più di 10.000 biglietti sono stati venduti nel weekend di uscita del film
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Portuguese director Marco Martins’ third feature, Saint George [+leggi anche:
Q&A: Marco Martins
scheda film], was seen by over 10,000 people during its opening weekend. The film opened on Thursday 9 March in 24 theatres across the country.
The figures – which represent takings of €55,500 – are highly encouraging. With one of the best opening results for a Portuguese film in the last two years, Saint George is already topping the chart of the most-seen local features of 2017.
Until last weekend, Paulo Filipe Monteiro’s Zeus, Fanny Ardant’s Stalin’s Couch [+leggi anche:
scheda film], Albert Serra’s Portuguese co-production Last Days of Louis XIV [+leggi anche:
intervista: Albert Serra
scheda film] and Cláudia Varejão’s Japan-set documentary Ama-San [+leggi anche:
scheda film] had been among the most-seen local films of 2017 – but they all registered fewer than 7,000 admissions.
Martins’ latest effort was one of the most hotly anticipated locally produced titles. His previous film, How to Draw a Perfect Circle, was released in 2009. Afterwards, the director mainly focused on stage projects until the idea to make Saint George came up. A lengthy immersion in Lisbon’s most socially vulnerable neighbourhoods gave rise to a poignant film starring non-professional actors alongside lead Nuno Lopes, in a role that earned him the Best Actor Award in the Horizons section of the latest Venice Film Festival.
Martins and Lopes had previously collaborated in the director’s highly acclaimed debut, Alice [+leggi anche:
intervista: Marco Martins
intervista: Nuno Lopes
scheda film], and recently renewed their creative partnership on a series of TV commercials for a famous telecommunications brand.
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