Escaping to Freedom


Cinema Ideal | 15th March | 10:00pm | Special Anniversaries – Escaping to Freedom (OV,


The Triplets of Belleville
Sylvain Chomet | France | 1993 | 78’

The story of the small and melancholy Champion, who is educated by his grandmother, Madame Souza, to become a great cyclist. But one day, years later, Champion, who is participating in the celebrated Tour de France, is kidnapped. Her grandmother and faithful dog Bruno then set off on a trip that takes them across the ocean to Belleville, where they meet the triplettes, eccentric music-hall stars of the 30s who decide to help Madame Souza and the dog.


Cinema Ideal | 16th March | 10:00pm | Special Anniversaries – Escaping to Freedom (OV,


Fantastic Planet
Renè Laloux | France, Czech Republic | 1973 | 71’

In a fabulous planet, where strange plants grow, live the Draags that adopted the Oms, tiny survivors from another planet.



Cinema São Jorge | Sala 3 | 17th March | 5:00pm | Special Anniversaries – Escaping to Freedom (OV,


Yellow Submarine
George Dunning | United Kingdom | 1968 | 87’

An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colourful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music. Once upon a time…or maybe twice…there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, 80,000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme.


Cinema Ideal | 17th March | 10:00pm | Special Anniversaries – Escaping to Freedom (OV,


The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb
Dave Borthwick | United Kingdom | 1993 | 61’

Tom Thumb meets a variety of strange creatures and eventually discovers a race of miniature humans like himself.




Cinema Ideal | 18th March | 10:00pm | Special Anniversaries – Escaping to Freedom (OV,


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Jan Lenica | Poland, Germany | 1968 | 79’

Adam’ s adult day-to- day life is both boring and depressing. To mentally escape of his situation, he sinks in childhood memories and fantasies populated by angels and witches. He himself has the role of superman and goes to the aid of all the oppressed. Lenica's surrealist film shows Adam’s “real” black-and- white world as he sees his dreams as colorful animated sequences.


Family Program


Cinema São Jorge | Sala Manoel de Oliveira | 18th March | 2:30pm | Special Anniversaries  – Family Program (OV/ sub. pt)


Raining Cats and Frogs
Jacques-Rémy Girerd | France | 2003 | 90’

The frogs gather to predict a major catastrophe. It will rain for forty days and forty nights. They alert Ferdinand, his girlfriend Juliette and his son Tom, who brings together the country’ s animals. The flood arrives, the family’s home resists miraculously. Here they are wandering the ocean.