Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm
The Murmuring Coast (A Costa dos Murmúrios) (2004, 120 min) – Margarida Cardoso’s stunning drama, set against the backdrop of the Portugal–Mozambique war of the late ’60′s; and based on a famous novel by Lidia Jorge.
At the end of the 60s, Evita arrives in Mozambique and finds herself in a country devastated by the colonial war with Portugal. She is to marry Luís who is doing his military service. When Luís leaves to fight, Evita is left alone wandering around the city where she starts discovering how violence changes men … and also her husband. Lost in a world that is not hers, Evita becomes aware of the violence of a colonial age coming to an end. A time of war, loss and guilt… (Portuguese w/ English subtitles). (Warning: brief nudity).
This haunting film is one of the best in our series of Portuguese language films – and one you don’t want to miss!
After our screening, we will be led in our discussion by Iane Campos-Siddique, organizer of the Washington Portuguese Language Meetup and a university Adjunct Lecturer in Portuguese.
Bloombars, in association with the Instituto Camoes and The Embassy of Portugal, is proud to present monthly Portuguese language film screenings.
*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts.
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