About the film
The Ghosts of Alcacer-Kibir
Release Date: August 20, 1976
|Production Companies||:||Tobis Portuguesa|
|Director||:||José Fonseca e Costa|
|Writers||:||José Fonseca e Costa, Augusto Sobral|
Alentejo 1975. The Police associate a group of traveling players with a strike of agricultural workers. The action takes place in the open space and harsh heat of the Alentejo. With the connivance of Lianor, the troupe enters the palace of Don Gonzalo an old aristocrat. The gentleman is obsessed by visions of great past deeds in a universe of ghosts. This was the first example of militant cinema in Portugal after the end of the Estado Novo dictatorship, exploring the world after the Carnation Revolution and its contradictions.