• 17/02/2016Demise of Andrzej Zulawski

We were very saddened by the news of Andrzej Zulawski’s passing last February. Although aware of his illness, his sudden death has come as a complete shock in our team. All the more so as it seemed that his long career was taking a new turn.

Last November he was a guest of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival for the premiere of Cosmos (Silver Leopard for Best Director at Locarno Festival 2015), film that was entirely shot in Portugal, that he liked to call his “new family”.

More than a great writer, Zulawski was one of the most singular and inventive film director of his generation, with a career spanning over fifty years. His thirteen films are rare specimens, as the critic J. Hoberman would put it in an article for the New York Times in 2012 : “His movies are seldom more than a step from some flaming abyss, with his actors (and audience) trembling on the edge. Typically shot with a frenzied, often subjective moving camera in saturated colors that have the over-bright feel of a chemically induced hallucination, These can be hard to watch and harder to forget.”

From Fidelity in 2000 to Cosmos in 2015, Zulawski has shared a bond with the producer Paulo Branco, with whom he had yet another project, an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel The Toilers of the Sea, that will unfortunately never see the light.


• 10/12/2015 Zulawski's Cosmos in the 10 Best Undistributed Movies of 2015 in the US according to Indiewire's Film Critic

“Not every great movie that premiered this year has found a home in the US” according to Indiewire. Andrzej Zulawski’s Cosmos, one of the best films offered in 2015, is still looking for US distribution. The movie premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival where it was tremendously received by the audience, critically acclaimed and rewarded by the Leopard for Best Direction. From there, it followed a prestigious path of festivals including Sitges, Tokyo, Goa, Singapore among others. As Indiewire highlights “Zuławski is back and wilder than ever” exposing the urgency to see it have the release it deserves in North America.

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• 16/04/2013Lines of Wellington, now available in DVD in Germany!

Lines of Wellington by Valeria Sarmiento - becoming Sturm über Portugal - is now available in DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD in Germany!

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• 29/03/2013Preview: Photo by Carlos Saboga on April 5th at the Centre Malesherbes, Paris

TéléSorbonne and Alfama Films are glad to invite you to the preview of the first film by Carlos Saboga : PHOTO, on Friday, 5th April 2013 at 17.30 pm in the Grand Amphithéâtre of the Centre Malesherbes, Université Paris-Sorbonne. This preview is organized by the student organization TéléSorbonne.

The film will be screened in presence of its director, Carlos Saboga who also is the scriptwriter of Mysteries of Lisbon and Lines of Wellington. After the screening Carlos Saboga will talk about the film and answer the public's questions!


For reservation, send your first name and surname at

Centre Universitaire Malesherbes (Paris-Sorbonne)
Grand Amphithéâtre
108 Boulevard Malesherbes
75017 Paris

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• 26/02/2013CARLOS SABOGA, Portuguese Golden Globe for the Best Screenplay for Lines of Wellington

CARLOS SABOGA has been awarded yesterday night for the Best Screenplay for Lines of Wellington by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores!


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