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Letters from War

Ongoing

Location: Redstone Theater

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.

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above).Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with any questions regarding online reservations.)

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