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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Capitães de Abril / APRIL CAPTAINS
It Happened Yesterday

A forbidden song Grandola, vila morena sounding out over the Portuguese radio on the night of 24-25th April 1974 gives the go-ahead to the soldiers who have decided to oust one of the oldest dictatorships in Europe. Only a couple of months have passed since Pinochet carried off his coup in Chile, but the two have absolutely nothing in common. The movie follows the story of three main characters: two captains, Maia and Manuel, and Antonia, the young teacher and journalist who is married to one of the two. The character of captain Maia draws its inspiration from the figure of Salgueiro Maia, one of the leaders of the ?carnation revolution?.
MARIA DE MEDEIROS Having made three shorts, in her first and until now only work as a feature film director, Maria de Medeiros (Lisbon, 1965) made good use of sensitivity in the telling of a fictitious tale set in the Portuguese revolution of April 1974. She had already shown a great deal of enthusiasm as an actress in Henry and June (Philip Kaufman, 1989), Huevos de oro (Golden Balls, Bigas Luna, 1993), El detective y la muerte (The Detective and Death, Gonzalo Suárez, 1994), Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarentino, 1994) and Airbag (Juanma Bajo Ulloa, 1995) among others.
Maria de Medeiros
Ève Deboise, Maria de Medeiros
Michel Abramowicz
Jacques Witta
Zeca Afonso, António Vitorino D'Almeida
Stefano Accorsi, Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, Frédéric Pierrot
Running Time
98 m.
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