Free Room 05/04/19 – Miguel Gonçalves Mendes
On April 5th, 6th and 7th, the director of José e Pilar and the Labyrinth of Saudade will invade the Free Room and try to share the odyssey to which he set out to discover The Meaning of Life.
During three days, you will be able to know the intimate life of a Portuguese director in search of financing for his film.
He will be joined by the director Regina Pessoa (Friday), the writer Valter Hugo Mãe (Saturday) – a friend, professional colleague of the arts and one of the protagonists of the new documentary and, via Skype, Pilar del Rio (President of José Saramago Foundation) and the director’s Mother.
Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, has been uninterrupted for five years to film his new project The Sense of Life, with the participation of Andreas Mogensen (astronaut), Dilma Roussef (former President of Brazil), Giovane Brisotto, Julian Assange, Hilmar Örn Hilmarson, Mariko Mori and Valter Hugo Mother.
5 April, Friday
Interactions with the guests – Regina Pessoa, Pilar del Rio, Valter Hugo Mãe and Ana Paula Gonçalves (Mother of the director)
April 6, Saturday
Pre-premiere exclusive of the first twenty minutes of The Sense of Life where Valter Hugo Mama watches for the first time to his own filming.
Q & A with the director and Valter Hugo Mãe
Reading rejection documents received from producers and financiers throughout the filming of Sense of Life
April 7, Sunday
Conversation by Skype of the director with Pílar del Rio.
Unprecedented access to the film’s set-up with longtime collaborator Pedro Sousa and the director.
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A private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, free toiletries and towels
Smoking (neither in the boxes nor in closed common areas)
Children – they are welcome but there is no capacity for extra beds
For being a private box in a shared dorm we ask special attention to noise within the room floors. Our lodge allows to sleep anytime, therefore we ask our guests to be silent all day at these floors.
24 hour front desk