The Vinho Verde Region will promote, between 14 August and 16 October, in Porto, Amarante, Felgueiras and Valença, a cinema cycle, with the exhibition of a dozen sessions distributed “between vineyards and gardens”.
In a statement, the Viticulture Commission of the Vinho Verde Region advances today that the initiative aims to “discover Portuguese and foreign films in the company of tasting green wines and outdoor experiences”.
The Cinema Cycle in the Vinhos Verdes Region, which is curated by Daniel Ribas and Rita Morais, thus intends to invite “to appreciate the seventh art outside the doors”.
During the weekends of August and September, Casa do Vinho Verde, in Porto, will make available the “natural amphitheater” of its garden overlooking the Douro River to show films such as “Little Men” by Ira Sachs, “Summer of 1993 ”By Carla Simón, and“ Late to die young ”by Dominga Sottomayor.
In turn, “Cinema Paraíso”, by Giuseppe Tornatore, will be shown on August 14 at Casa da Calçada Relias & Chateaux, in Amarante, and on August 22 at Adega Edmun do Val, in Valença do Minho.
“That dear month of August”, by Miguel Gomes, can be seen on September 4th at Adega Cooperativa de Felgueiras, as well as on October 16th at Monverde Wine Experience Hotel, in Amarante, where the remaining films are shown on 21 August and September 11th.
Cited in the statement, Manuel Pinheiro, chairman of the Viticulture Commission of the Vinho Verde Region, stresses that “in a year when the public is looking for proposals to enjoy outdoors, the region is betting on an action out of doors to strengthen the link between wine and culture ”.
“For many years we have been associated with film festivals and 2020 seemed to us the ideal year to start our own film cycle, with a diverse poster and adjusted to different tastes, but which also promotes the region’s farms and producers and their products ”, says Manuel Pinheiro.
The Viticulture Commission of the Vinho Verde Region also adds that the sessions start at 21:30 and are limited to a maximum of 50 people, with tickets available on its website.