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Bom Povo Português

The Good People of Portugal
Film still from BOM POVO PORTUGUÊS: Four women in work clothes and hats stand next to each other in a field, some of them holding vegetables in their hands.

Fri 19.04.

  • Director

    Rui Simões

  • Portugal / 1980
    127 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Introduction: Robert Stock

With six years having passed, this lyrical political essay film already finds a degree of distance in critically reflecting on the post-revolutionary events stretching up until 25.11.1975. The artistic montage of archival material, a subjective voiceover and lots of music, sometimes melancholy, sometimes satirical, depicts the transformation process that led to democracy as complex and rich in conflict: provisional governments, clashes in terms of which direction should be taken in the MFA armed forces organization and among the left, the ongoing exploitation of (land) workers, the end of colonial rule in Africa, the problems linked to people returning from the former colonies and their respective independence all find mention. A farewell to the Carnation Revolution that is marked by disappointed hopes. (bik)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media