amalia Filme 2

Organized by the European Delegation to Turkey, in cooperation with its member states, and also counting with the content support of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture network) Turkey, and its members, the celebration of the Day of Europe will take place throughout Turkey, between the 7th and the 12th of May.

Portugal will participate with a stand of information in Ankara and the screening of 3 films throughout Turkey.


Date: May 9, 2015  -  Time: 11.00

Venue: Segmenler Park  -  Çankaya – ANKARA


“Amália – The Movie”

Director: Carlos Coelho da Silva  -  Duration: 122’’

Synopis: The story of the life singing legend of “Fado”, Amália Rodrigues.

Venues, Dates and Times:

Erzurum (Cinetekno), May 8, 18.00

Sanliurfa (Piazza Shopping Mall), May 9, 16.00

Istanbul (Haydarpasha), May 10, 12.00

“Lusitania Illusion”

Director: João Canijo  -  Duration: 66’’

Synopsis: Images and sounds expose the duality of Portugal during the days of WW2: a peaceful, rural country, providing an escape route for over one hundred thousand European refugees to the Americas and a political élite that disguised their Nazi inclinations just enough to play its neutral role in international politics.

Venues, Dates and Times:

Gaziantep (Sankopark AVM), May 9, 18.00

Izmir (9 Eylul University), May 9, 14.00

Mersin (Forum AVM), May 9, 16.00


Director: Susana de Sousa Dias  -  Duration: 92’’

Synopsis: Portuguese filmmaker Susana de Sousa Dias uses the images photographed and filmed by the Salazar dictatorship, which lasted nearly half a century, from 1926 to 1974, to provide a history of those years. She juxtaposes official propaganda and footage from everyday life to illuminate the control that authoritarian regime exerts over every facet of human existence. 

Venues, Dates and Times:

Izmir (9 Eylul University), May 9, 16.30

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