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Film still from BELARMINO: A dark-haired man looking away from the camera at a wall with posters. The poster have the writing  “Labirinto Infernal” on them.

Thu 22.09.

  • Director

    Fernando Lopes

  • Portugal / 1964
    74 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Introduction: João Antunes

This cinematic portrait follows former boxing star Belarmino Fragoso, as he goes about his daily business in a Lisbon that no longer exists. Solitude, fear, and defeat intersect in a film that juggles documentary, drama, and interviews as it moves through old cinema lobbies and night clubs. This first feature-length work by Fernando Lopes, with a moody jazz score by Manuel Jorge Veloso, and radiant cinematography by Augusto Cabrita, is one of the iconic films of Portuguese Cinema Novo – New Wave.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media
  • Logo des Programms NeuStart Kultur