Screening
Letters from War

Part of Panorama Europe 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2:15 p.m.
Redstone Theater

Please note: This screening will be scheduled for a later date.

Presented by the Consulate General of Portugal

Featured in 2016 Berlin Film Festival 

Portugal. Dir. Ivo Ferreira, 2016, 105 mins. With Miguel Nunes, Margarida Vila-Nova, Ricardo Pereira. In Portuguese with English subtitles.  The letters of renowned Portuguese novelist António Lobo Antunes to his wife form the basis of this gorgeous, sublimely stirring saga of love and war. Written in the 1970s while the author was stationed in Angola during the Portuguese Colonial War, the letters recount his experiences working in a military hospital, his growing disillusionment with the conflict, and, above all, his yearning for his wife and child. The combination of Lobo Antunes’ rapturously beautiful prose and the luscious black and white cinematography yields an exquisite aesthetic experience.

This screening has been postponed. The version of Letters From War sent to the Museum did not contain English subtitles. An English-subtitled version will be shown on Sunday, May 21, at 12:00 p.m.