Letters from War

Category: feature
Director: Ivo Ferreira
Country: Portugal, Lebanon
Year: 2016
Length: 105'
Production Status: completed


1971. António Lobo Antunes's life is interrupted when he is drafted into the Portuguese Army to serve as a doctor in the worst zones of the Colonial War in Angola. Away from everything dear he writes letters to his wife, while immersed in an increasingly violent setting. While he moves between several military posts he falls in love with Africa and matures politically. At his side, a generation struggles and longs to return home. In the uncertainty of war events, only the letters can make him survive.

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