MONSTRA Festival

Special Sessions

Special Sessions

Preview: Belle | Wed. 16 19h30 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala MO
Preview: Trash | Sat. 19 20h00 | Cinema City Alvalade - Sala 1
Preview: My Neighbors' Neighbors | Sun. 20 22h00 | Cinema City Alvalade - Sala 1
Preview: Nahuel and the Magic Book | Tues. 22 22h00 | Cinema City Alvalade - Sala 1
Preview: Welcome to Stiegheilkirchen | Sat. 26 17h00 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala 3
Preview: Belle | Wed. 16 19h30 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala MO

Belle

Country: Japan Year: 2021 Duration: 121 mins.
Sinopsys:
Suzu is a 17-year-old student who lives in a rural village with her father. For years, she has been only a shadow of herself. One day, she enters "U", a virtual universe with 5 billion members on the Internet. There, she goes from being Suzu to being Belle, a world famous singer. She meets a mysterious creature and, together, they embark on a journey of adventures, challenges and love, in search of becoming who they really are.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 2D computer animation Director: Mamoru Hosoda Writers: Mamoru Hosoda Producer: Studio Chizu Animation: Takaaki Yamashita Music: Yûta Bandoh, Ludvig Forssell, Taisei Iwasaki Sound: Michael Archacki
Preview: Trash | Sat. 19 20h00 | Cinema City Alvalade - Sala 1

Trash

Country: Italy Year: 2020 Duration: 88 mins.
Sinopsys:
Boxes, bottles, cans. Garbage. Abandoned everywhere. Ignored by everyone. Inert. Until nightfall. Slim is an old cardboard box. Resigned to his fate, he doesn’t believe in the legend of the Magic Pyramid: a magical place where it’s possible for all garbage to be Carriers again, useful to themselves and others. His life changes when a small box, Spark, interrupts his routine. Spark involves Slim and his pal Bubbles in an adventure which will take him to the place where he belongs, a toy store. But someone is looking for Spark. The disused Kudo, lord of the landfill. Kudo’s gang pursues the group until they capture him. After an epic battle Slim saves Spark and they are able to find the Magic Pyramid. On its feet their destiny is fulfilled, they are given a second chance: another life.
Credits:
Director: Luca Della Grotta, Francesco Dafano Writers: Andrea Nobile, Franceso Dafano Producer: Al One Srl Animation: Alessandro Contenta
Preview: My Neighbors' Neighbors | Sun. 20 22h00 | Cinema City Alvalade - Sala 1

My Neighbors' Neighbors

Country: France Year: 2021 Duration: 92 mins.
Sinopsys:
In a French building, the inhabitants seem to be dealing with the hazards of life: an ogre breaks his teeth on the very same day of the annual Ogre Feast, while being asked to watch over his neighbor’s kids; a magician cuts his assistant in half and her legs run off; a hiker and his dog spend several days stuck in the elevator; an old man falls in love with a pair of legs… A truly imaginative animation film about the intertwined destinies of these unusual neighbors and their neighbors’ neighbors.
Credits:
Director: Anne-Laure Daffis, Léo Marchand Writers: Anne-Laure Daffis, Léo Marchand Producer: Lardux Films Sound: Adam Wolny, Dominique Gaboriau
Preview: Nahuel and the Magic Book | Tues. 22 22h00 | Cinema City Alvalade - Sala 1

Nahuel and the Magic Book

Country: Chile, Brazil Duration: 98 mins.
Sinopsys:
Nahuel lives with his father in a fishing town, yet he has a deep fear of the sea. One day, he finds a magical book that seems to be the solution to this problem, but a dark wizard is after it and captures Nahuel’s father. This is where his fantastic adventure begins: to rescue his father while overcoming his deepest fears.
Credits:
Director: Germán Acuña Writers: Juan Pablo Sepúlveda, Germán Acuña Animation: Enrique Ocampo, Rosamari Martinez Music: Felicia Morales, Cristoabl Carvajal, Germán Acuña Sound: Alcateia Digital
Preview: Welcome to Stiegheilkirchen | Sat. 26 17h00 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala 3

Welcome to Stiegheilkirchen

Country: Austria, Germany Year: 2021 Duration: 86 mins.
Sinopsys:
In 1960s Siegheilkirchen, a small town in the Austrian hinterland that is steeped in reactionary, ultra-Catholic attitudes, the son of a hard-working innkeeper – known as Snotty Boy to all and sundry – is at odds with the narrow-minded confines of his home town. But his unstoppable talent for drawing gives him an outlet for his discontent as well as entertaining his schoolmates by exposing the town’s bigwigs in all their ridiculousness to a collective orgy of unashamed laughter — thus saving his beloved, the ravishingly pretty Mariolina, from malicious persecution by a handful of political die-hards.
Credits:
Animation Technique: 3D Computer Director: Santiago López Jover, Marcus H. Rosenmüller Writers: Martin Ambrosch Producer: Aichholzer Filmproduktion, Filmbüro Münchner Freiheit Animation: Santiago López Jover Music: Gerd Baumann