Monday, February 13, 2006
Ladies and gentlemen, the party has begun - Fantasporto 2006

26 years after, the biggest Portuguese film festival will open with a home made film.

Fantasporto will open this year with “Coisa Ruim”, by Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra, with the script from Rodrigo Guedes de Carvalho. Those who have seen it, did not regret it at all.

On the 26th edition, you might get scared in the following 4 cinemas: Rivoli Teatro Municipal, which will host the main competition, the Library Almeida Garret, with the Bollywood retrospective, Passos Manuel, with the Love Connection, and the cinemas AMC, where one can see some of the best films for this edition.

This Festival is known as being a Fantastic and Horrour Film Festival. With time, some new sections appeared, completing the festival a bit more and giving it a more enlarged version and character.
For those eager to see more Portuguese films, this year there will be plenty of chance to do it. Several films will be competing on the Cinema Fantastico, Melies D'Argent or on the Short Film competition.

There will be as well a chance to see some of the latest films from Kim Ki Duk (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and ... Spring, Iron 3,.....) and some his latest The Bow and Samaritan Girl, on the Orient Express section, or some new films such as “Hostel”, by Eli Roth and produced by Quentin Tarantino, “Domino”, by Tony Scott, with Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken, Macy Gray and Jacqueline Bisset or “Edison”, with Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Justin Timberlake, giving his first steps on the cinema word.

In order to know more on the program check the Fantasporto official webpage here.

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself to Oporto as soon as possible. And beware, the night lives.......

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Linda Martini (PT)

First it was Punk, then ...... the guitars came...... noisy, arty, melodic.

Linda Martini are Andre Henriques, vocals and guitar, Claudia Guerreiro, bass, Helio Morais, drums, Pedro Geraldes, guitar and Sergio Lemos, guitar.

Last year, they released one the most acclaimed demos in Portugal, Linda Martini, with some of the best tracks out of 2005. If not listen to "Amor Combate", "Efemera" and "Este Mar".

If you are into some of the finest rock with some loud guitars, good lyrics, attitude, check Linda Martini or their MySpace site, where you can find 4 tracks.............. all, sung in portuguese.

This year they shall release an EP (with last year's promo tracks) and a new album on Naked Records.

For now, enjoy the following tracks.

Licao de voo n1
Amor combate
Este mar

If you are having trouble downloading the tracks, try the refresh button.

Now, you can check them live in:

10/02/06 * - Temple bar - Dublin, Ireland
11/02/06 * - The forum - Waterford City, Ireland
12/02/06 - The spitz, London, England
14/02/06 - The windmill, London, England

* - With God Is An Astronaut

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