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Celebrating the Carnation Revolution

13th Parish Festival / in partnership with Agencia
  • 26 May 4.15pm
78 mins
Jersey Arts Centre

We invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Portuguese democracy in the company of this diverse and original selection of short films. In the year that marks half a century since the Carnation Revolution, we are delighted to partner with Agencia – Portuguese Short Film Agency.

In this programme, a brief overview is given of how the Estado Novo, the Colonial War and the Revolution of April 25h 1974 were portrayed in Portuguese cinema. The programme represents the before, during and after the Portuguese Revolution, from a look at resistance and fascism, to the historic and to the memories and traumas of the colonial war; through creative and inventive filmmaking.

A Noite Saiu a Rua

Abi Feijo / 1987 / Animation / 4 mins

Based on Joao Abel Manta’s book Caricaturas  Portuguesas dos Anos de Salazar, this is a panoramic animation about a village dominated by tyranny. Faces wounded by absence, figures stiff with silence, lands splattered with blood…And we die asleep, indifferent, until the mornings come.

Menina (Young Lady)

Simao Cayatte / 2016 / Fiction / 15 mins

Lisbon, 1971. A young “housewife” gains courage and discovers a reality that will change her life.

Antes de Amaha (Before Tomorrow)

Goncalo Galvao Teles / 2007 / Fiction / 16 mins

Mario, a persecuted, pessimistic man on the run. If only he could get to the meeting point agreed with the man who promised him salvation…a telephone box on Calcada da Ajuda at seven in the morning…the hope of a new life could survive. And everything would return to normal. But what if the dawn of the 25th turns out to be anything but normal?

A Caca Revolucoes (The Revolution Hunter)

Margarida Rego / 2013 / 11 mins

It all started with a photograph taken in Lisbon in 1974, after the Revolution. Caca Revolucoes explores the relationship between two generations at two different times and struggles. It’s the April Revolution inspiring the generations who only know it through the stories of those who lived it and the photographs we’ve appropriated to make it our own.

Lugar Em Parte Nenhuma (A Place in Nowhere)

Barbara Oliveira e Joao Rodrigues / 2016 / 16 mins

Until one day…when the first shot was fired, we had to leave our homes.” In 1975, Ema was awaiting arrival of her first child in Angola. However, her peaceful wait was abruptly interrupted by a force that took her from her comfort and changed her life forever.

Estilhacos (Fragments)

Jose Miguel Ribeiro / 2016 / 18 mins

This is a film about how war settles in the bodies of people who live it eye to eye. And then, thousands of kilometres and dozens of years later, it contaminates other human beings like a virus. Shrapnel reveals how the colonial war took hold of the bodies and minds of those who returned, and how the trauma can be transferred to subsequent generations.

O Casaco Rosa (The Pink Jacket)

Monica Santos / 2022 / 8 mins

A musical and political animation about a pink jacket who always has something up his sleeve. From the comfort of his home, Casaco Rosa tortures and sews up opponents of the system. Based on Rosa Casaco, the PIDE inspector who headed up the brigade that assassinated General Humberto Delgado.


(£4 seniors and students)