Queer Lisboa 20 is dedicated to Derek Jarman – check out our recommendations.

There are a lot of fantastic movies in this years Queer Lisboa Film Festival. We have focused on Derek Jarman’s works because its the first time we have seen a program that gathers most of what he has done. But check out all the other movies…/Thomas


Lisbon Queer Festival 20.jpgQueer Lisboa – International Queer Film Festival is the first Portuguese Film Festival dedicated exclusively to screening gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and transsexual themed films, a genre known as Queer Cinema.

This is a genre that outbreaks with increasing expression in major international film festivals and it’s the goal of Queer Lisboa to program what is more relevant in aesthetic and narrative terms in the worldwide panorama, trying to compensate the fact that the access to this cinema is restricted to the mainstream audience.

Queer 2016 is dedicated to Derek Jarman
In 2016, Queer Lisboa – International Queer Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, from the 16th to 24th September, with a special edition that will include a comprehensive retrospective on Derek Jarman. A total of over 40 films including features and short films, in what is one of the biggest retrospectives ever dedicated to Jarman will be shown at Cinemateca Portuguesa

Venue: Cinemateca Portuguesa
Program: Queer Lisboa 20


Blue Poster


This year’s Queer Lisboa is dedicated to Derek Jarman.

Although Jarman is best known as a filmmaker (thirty-seven short films, eleven long and twenty music videos), has exercised many other artistic activities.

He was a talented painter and studied fine art at the Slade School of Arts in London. It was also as set designer, gardener, gay activist and writer.

In collaboration with the Cinemateca Portuguesa Queer Lisboa, now in its twentieth edition, honors Derek Jarman (1942-1994), with a super retrospective program.




Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman’s experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings associated with the colour blue

Written by Michael Brooke on IMDb


Sounds – top: Inspiration From Blue Bottom: Détournement of [Pirate Tape], Short Film Program III


We recommend

We have picked some goodies we want to check out. From one of the first punk movies Jubilee over short film featuring Human League, The Smiths, Marianne Faithfull, Adam Ant ao to Derek Jarman’a last movie Blue.

  • Jubilee: Sala M. Félix Ribeiro | Sat. [17] 21:30
  • Short films – program I: Sala M. Félix Ribeiro | Mon. [19] 19:00
  • The Tempest: M. Félix Ribeiro room | Tue. [20] 21:30
  • Performing the self: M. Félix Ribeiro room | Wed. [21] 19:00
  • Short films – Program III: M. Félix Ribeiro room | Thu. [22] 19:00
  • Blue: Felix M. Ribeiro room | Sat. [24] 19:00


The Tempest: Elisabeth Welch steals the show with her delicious rendition of ‘Stormy Weather’ in Derek Jarman’s brooding and darkly symbolic third feature – considered by some to be the most evocative Shakespeare adaptation ever to reach the screen.

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