30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Portuguese Farewell Portugal 1985 | 85 min | OV | Colour and B&W | FF 2008

rated for 0 + years
Portuguese-Africa 1973: a small troop of soldiers marches through the jungle at night. A mine explodes, shots ring out, one dead. After 500 years, Portugal has
lost Africa, and parents have lost their beloved son. Portugal 1985: an old couple visit their son’s widow in Lisbon. They fail in their grief, without tears, without words. Images of modern Portugal are interspersed with scenes from the absurd overseas war. A film about how the end of colonialism was received by the people
of Portugal.
Original title: Um Adeus Português
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Portuguese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: João Botelho
Screenplay: João Botelho, Leonor Pinhao
Cast: Ruy Furtado, Isabel de Castro, Maria Cabral, Fernando Heitor
Producer: Manuel Guanilho
Director of Photography: Acácio de Almeida
Music: Olivier Messiaen
Production Design:
Editor: Richard King
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
Printsource: Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek e.V.
German Distributor:
World Sales: ZON Lusomundo Audio-visuais, SA, Av. 5 de Outubro, 208, 203 Lisboa, Portugal, Tel: +351 21 782 48 87, email:,
Production: Producões Off


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