Silencio – Voices of Lisbon

Portugal, Hungary

87’, 2020


Judit Kalmar, Celine Coste Carlisle


Celine Coste Carlisle, Judit Kalmar


Judit Kalmar, Celine Coste Carlisle


Gabor Halasz HSC


Paula Miranda, Mari Miklos, Gyorgyi Retfalvi


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Silence – Voices of Lisbon is a documentary set amongst the backdrop of a gentrified Lisbon. Following the footsteps of Celine – a local foreigner who has lived in Portugal for 20 years – we are introduced to lvone Dias and Marta Miranda, two artist 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. With the lyrics of fado songs taking us through the story, the film explores the relationship between fado singers and the ever changing world around them. 


Judit Kalmar and Celine Coste Carlisle are filmmakers who come from different fields: Celine is a Swiss Portuguese visual artist, and Judit, a Hungarian journalist.