CineLabOutlab • Thematic Cycle • Public screening

Cinema & Politics – Film programme and Discussions

Rosetta (1999), Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
1999 | 90 min

Young, impulsive Rosetta lives a hard and stressful life as she struggles to support herself and her alcoholic mother. Refusing all charity, she is desperate to maintain a dignified job. The Dardennes’ award-winning vérité social drama follows a day-in-the-life of a struggling Belgian teenager and her alcoholic mother with searingly intimate honesty. Rosetta won two prizes at the Cannes Film Festival: the Palme d’Or, and Best Actress for Émilie Dequenne’s extraordinary titular role.

The session on May 22 is hosted by Cossoul and starts at 7 PM. With the participation of Paolo Stellino, researcher at the NOVA Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) and invited professor at the Department of Philosophy (FCSH), and Dilar Cascalheira, science manager, researcher and collaborator of the Cinema & Politics working group. The discussion will be moderated by Cátia Rodrigues, PhD student in Aesthetics and Artistic Studies.

The session will be in Portuguese. Free admission.

Cinema & Politics

Cinema & Politics is a film and discussions programme that proposes a critical and reflective analysis of the impact of cinema on contemporary society, addressing philosophical, socio-economic and socio-cultural issues. Through a careful selection of films that explore relevant themes, such as power, democracy, (in)equality, freedom, justice, resistance, memory, ecology, globalization, among others, this cycle aims to stimulate debate and reflection on the relevance of cinema in understanding today’s world.

The programme also offers a space for discussion and exchange of ideas – the sessions will always be followed by discussions, moderated by researchers and students, with the participation of guests with a direct connection to the proposed theme, thus seeking to deepen reflection and encourage the collective construction of the knowledge.

The programme is organized by Marta Fiolić and Maria Irene Aparício of the research group Cinema & Politics: Philosophical Approaches, within the scope of the activities of the Laboratory of Cinema and Philosophy (CineLab) and with the support of the Laboratory of Dissemination (OutLab).

Event supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia) of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science under the project UIDB/00183/2020.