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Retrospective 2013
Gestures and Fragments Alberto Seixas Santos

A few years after the successful revolution in Portugal, Alberto Seixas Santos sets out on a search for its protagonists: those soldiers who...

Gestures and Fragments

Documentary Film
Portugal
1982
90 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Grupo Zero, Cooperativa de Cinema
Alberto Seixas Santos
Ludwig van Beethoven
Acácio de Almeida, José Luìs Carvalhosa
Manuela Viegas, Teresa Caldas
Alberto Seixas Santos
Maria Paola Porru
A few years after the successful revolution in Portugal, Alberto Seixas Santos sets out on a search for its protagonists: those soldiers who, with the colonial wars still fresh in their minds, ended fascism at home. Seixas Santos follows three different, only partly interwoven paths to ask: how do you live with a history you helped shape yourself? At which point does collective memory turn into personal psychosis?

Olaf Möller