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Arroios, All Around

From and by: Leonor Teles


How does one street reach another? is the premise of the filmmaker in this journey that begins and ends in a viewpoint. A walk between Fonte Luminosa and Graça, which goes through the Arroios area (the Arroios Market, the Plaza de Chile) and ends up snaking the streets of the hill, passing by the Estrela d’Ouro neighbourhood until reaching Nossa Senhora do Monte. Leonor Teles makes the city her canvas. The invitation of this journey is close to us and intimate because it explores the light of Lisbon, the contrasts and colors that paint the facades and enhance this palette. The route explores different natures, from Barão de Sabrosa to Morais Soares, and summons movements, spirits and aesthetics, the passports necessary to travel between unsheltered and narrow streets, between stories of vacant cinemas and different architectural movements.

Useful Information

Distance: 3,9 km

Difficulty-Level: Moderate

Audio Duration: 63 minutes

Starting Point: Alameda Monumental Fountain (at the top)

Ends: Nossa Senhora do Monte Viewpoint (Graça)


Audio File

The podcast is only available in Portuguese at SoundCloud and Spotify

Additional voice-over

Daniel Viana; Marina Leonardo; Vicente Gil and Carolina Vicente (in order of appearance).

About Leonor Teles

Leonor Teles © Ágata de Pinho

Leonor Teles © Ágata de Pinho

(Vila Franca de Xira, 1992) Leonor Teles graduated in Cinema at Lisbon Theatre and Film School (2013) and finished a Master in Audiovisual and Multimedia at Higher School of Communication and Media Studies(2015). Balada de um Batráquio was her big debut in the distinctions, winning the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlinale (2016), followed by Terra Franca, her first documentary feature film, awarded with the Prix International de la SCAM at the Cinéma du Réel, Prix de La Ville d’Amiens/Festival d’Amiens and Mejor Opera Prima Internacional at the Mar del Plata Festival (Argentina) in 2018. In 2019 she premiered Dogs that Bark at the Birds in the Orizzonti competition of the Venice Festival 2019, also nominated for the EFA. Currently, Leonor is developing the first fiction feature film project.

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