Silence: Voices of Lisbon
Silêncio – Vozes de Lisboa
Directed by: Celine Carlisle, Judit Kalmar
Silence: Voices of Lisbon is an engaging, emotionally charged documentary about memory and music set against the backdrop of the ancient but rapidly changing city of Lisbon. Following the footsteps of Céline, who has lived in Portugal for twenty years, we are introduced to Ivone Días and Marta Miranda, two women artists from different generations who fight for the survival of their art and community. Their common language is fado, a traditional style of music that often explores, with beauty and melancholy, the daily struggle of living. With the lyrics of fado songs taking us through their story as well as Lisbon’s, the film portrays the relationship between these extraordinary singers and the ever-changing world around them. A poetic journey through one of the world’s most majestic, haunting, and musically vibrant cities.
- Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
- Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award