Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Un adieu portugais
(Um Adeus português)



Two inseparable stories. The first in 1973, in an Africa plagued by colonial wars. The second in 1985, the year that the film was made, in Portugal. The first in wartime: a young soldier loses his life. The second in peacetime: a peace that continues for his family gathered round a meal. Between the two, twelve years have passed. Towards the beginning of these twelve years the dictatorship fell one 25 April 1974, the colonised countries regained their independence, and Portugal plunged into the euphoria of a long-dreamt-of revolution. In Um adeus português, made one year before the country joined the European Economic Community, the characters sit down to their meal but are already replete with things unsaid, things repressed, and a still silent suffering. A masterful film that is a fine example of the modernity of Portuguese cinema. JB

  • Titre français
    Un adieu portugais
  • Original title
    Um Adeus português
  • Scénario
    João Botelho, Leonor Pinhão
  • Photo
    Acácio de Almeida
  • Montage
    João Botelho, Leandro Ferreira
  • Assistant réalisateur
    Pedro Costa, Pedro M. Ruivo
  • Son
    Joaquim Pinto
  • Musique
    Olivier Messaien, musique populaire
  • Interprétation
    Ruy Furtado, Isabel de Castro, Maria Cabral, Fernando Heitor, Christina Hauser, João Perry, Henrique Viana
  • Producteur délégué
    João Botelho
  • Ventes internationales
    Cinemateca Portuguesa, Sara MOREIRA :
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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