FIMFA - 15 Anos a Atarantar (Portugal)

Sala Mario Viegas
22 May at 4pm (Sunday)

Documentary, 55m, 2015 
Director: Lionel Balteiro Editorial coordination: Luís Hipólito Production director: Ana da Silva Rodrigues Photography direction: Lionel Balteiro Production: Paulo Galvão, Cristina Alves Camera operator: Lionel Balteiro Sound Operator: Luís Silveira Pos-production and graphics: Mínima Ideia Edition: Lionel Balteiro Audio post-production: Luís Silveira Production: A Tarumba - Teatro de Marionetas and Mínima Ideia Language: Portuguese

“There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do indeed have a soul.” - Jean Cocteau

A documentary about the International Festival of Puppetry and Animated Forms and the company A Tarumba, created in 1993.

Fifteen years of many stories and even more shows. This story has several strings, but from fifteen years ago that are the puppets that guide us. With interviews by Luís Hipólito and testimonies of collaborators, journalists and puppeteers, FIMFA - 15 years is the story of a festival that changed our way of looking at puppetry.
It has been 15 years building a festival but, more than that, an intimate relationship between Lisbon and the wonderful and mysterious world of puppetry.