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Portuguese Film Festival London

If Miguel Gomes's recent works like Tabu gave you a taste for Portuguese cinema, you'll find more promise here amid a celebration of Portuguese culture. There's a new documentary on artist Paula Rego, while Pilar del Río talks to Maya Jaggi after the acclaimed doc José And Pilar, about the author José Saramago. There are also docs on architecture and the fascist era, but if there's a new young film-maker to watch, it's João Salaviza, who presents short films including his ghetto drama Arena, which won best short at Cannes in 2009.

Various venues, Sun to 8 Dec

Nordic Film Festival London

It's not as if we needed reminding what Nordic culture has done for our viewing habits lately, but if you can prise yourself from The Killing et al for long enough, there's a broader view here. »

- Steve Rose

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