One of the greatest names of German literature, Peter Handke (novelist, playwright, poet and essayist) has had a strong connection to cinema for a long while. Apart from his rich collaboration with Wim Wenders – which began in 1969 with the short film Drei amerikanische LPs and which continued in 2016 with Les Beaux Jours d’Aranjuez, his own adaptation of his novel The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty(1972) and the original screenplays for The Wrong Move (1975) and Wings of Desire (1987) – Handke wrote and directed four films: Chronik der Laufenden Ereignisse (1971), The Left-Handed Woman (1978),  Das Mal des Todes (1985), and The Absence (1992).

The Programme dedicated to Peter Handke in the tenth edition of the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival includes the Chronik der Laufenden Ereignisse, his secret masterpiece, The Left-Handed Woman, to be screened in a restored version and Peter Handke: In The Woods, Might Be Late (2016) by Corinna Belz, an intimate portrait of Handke, from when he came into the literary scene until today, living in suburbs of Paris.