The bookshop in the Fruit and Vegetable Market of Olhão, is set out among the stalls of fresh fruit and veg with their oranges, lettuce, turnips and peas, to show that literature or, more precisely, the books displayed there are also produce of prime necessity. Besides books on film theory, this bookshop has literature and essay titles many of which are inspired by or are based on the festival program. In addition to literary references to the international competition, and the literature that inspired Serra and other Italian film authors, this edition has Gothic literature with a special focus on female Gothic. Although we have postponed the Gothic Cycle, we have decided to keep the books that inspired its films so they can arouse the public's curiosity for our next edition. From authors like Daphne du Maurier whose work Hitchcock brought to the cinema (Rebecca, The Birds) to the classics of literature that inspired two films by Albert Serra, one such being “Don Quixote de la Mancha” (we have the most complete edition to date), to more contemporary literature that heralded a new era for film, like that of James Joyce, Faulkner and Virginia Woolf. There are books that have inspired films which, although very popular in their country of origin, are little known in other countries. Books such as “Out Stealing Horses” by Per Petterson or “The Good Girls” by Guadalupe Loaeza. In this edition we also have several essay titles, derived mainly from films I Do Not Care if we go down in History as Barbarians, by authors such as Hannah Arendt. Poetry is by no means left out, and this time we have Campo (Field of Mars) by Tiago Hespanha, and “O Guardador de Rebanhos/The Keeper of Sheep” by Alberto Caeiro. With regard to the collaboration between film and poetry, we have Rosa Martelo’s book “O cinema da Poesia/The cinema of Poetry”, including a conversation with the author which will be kept for the next edition of the festival.
The bookshop provides an excellent opportunity to delve in different ways into the characters on the screen, given that their existence in the text offers other ways of being.
In the afternoon, the Market Bookshop will double up with Nomad Bookshop to be in Olhão, Loulé and Tavira with readings by the artists Isadora Alves and Bruno Humberto.