The Role of Cinema in the Carnation Revolution

ULusófona promotes series of film events portraying the Revolution

11.04.24 - 14h39

In March, the Psychology Department of Universidade Lusófona, in collaboration with the Master's Degree in Sexology, presented the film "PRAZER, CAMARADAS!" by José Filipe Costa. The film depicts the year 1975, after the 25 April revolution, where the main characters travel from Northern Europe to work in the cooperatives of the occupied estates in Portugal.

The central question is whether they can bring the sexual revolution to the Lusitanian countryside. As the director describes it, the film is a dramatisation of "the memories of a revolution that was not only political, but also sexual and of customs", confronting the ideas and behaviour of foreigners and Portuguese about intimacy and the experience of sexuality. After the screening, there was a discussion involving the director, Patrícia Pascoal and Tony Costa.

In April, the focus turns to the Master's in Film Studies with screenings of "TORRE BELA" by Thomas Harlan, "LINHA VERMELHA" by José Filipe Costa and "LÁPIS AZUL" by Rafael Antunes and Tony Costa, accompanied by debates with renowned professionals in the field.

These activities are part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of 25 April, reinforcing the importance of cinema as a form of reflection and expression in contemporary society.

See photos of the event on ULusófona's Facebook page  


Marta Feiteira

Video Coverage

Carolina Cebanu e Catarina Castanheira


Nelson Barradas 


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