NORIENT FILM FESTIVAL
festival dates 2022: January 12–16, 2022 +++ selection of films available for streaming now +++

Silêncio: Voices of Lisbon


Judit Kalmár, Céline Coste Carlisle
Portugal/Hungary 2020 – 86’

CH Premiere

Sprachen/languages: English, Português
Untertitel/subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch

Originaltitel: Silêncio: Vozes de Lisboa


Ein Dokumentarfilm vor dem Hintergrund der immer stärker gentrifizierten portugiesischen Hauptstadt Lissabon. Die Stadtbewohnerin Céline, die seit 20 Jahren in Portugal lebt, führt uns zu Ivone Días und Marta Miranda, zwei Musikerinnen aus unterschiedlichen Generationen. Beide kämpfen für das Überleben ihrer Kunst und ihrer Gemeinschaften. Die verbindende Sprache dabei ist Fado, ein traditioneller Musikstil, der vom alltäglichen Kampf des Lebens erzählt.

«Silêncio: Voices of Lisbon» is a documentary set amongst the backdrop of a gentrified Lisbon. Following the footsteps of Céline – a local foreigner who has lived in Portugal for 20 years – we are introduced to Ivone Días and Marta Miranda, two artists from different generations who fight for the survival of their art and their community. Their common language is fado, a traditional style of music that talks about the daily struggle of living. Fado’s lyrics are taking us through the story. The film explores the relationship between fado singers and the ever-changing world around them.







Q&A Online

with Judit Kalmár & Céline Coste Carlisle
Moderation: Clive Bell


with Judit Kalmár, Céline Coste Carlisle & Marta Miranda
Moderation: André Santos




︎ Background Article on the Norient Space

«Fado is a glimpse of light from another time, another way of living, that most of the big cities have lost. It attracts people to Lisbon, which invariably changes the whole dynamic of the place, its DNA.»
André Santos, freelance writer

A Norient Space Snap (Artwork: Sejma Fere, Remix: DJ Raph)




Stills: Silêncio: Voices of Lisbon (Judit Kalmár, Céline Coste Carlisle, Portugal/Hungary 2020)