Film Screenings

The tickets to the film sessions are included in the registration fee.

Lebanon (Samuel Maoz, 2009, 93’)

The film is set during the 1982 Lebanon war and depicts the interior of a tank, and the view from inside through the gunsight. There are four Israeli soldiers inside it: the driver in the tank’s hull, the loader, the gunner and the commander in the turret. Lebanon won the Leone d’Oro at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, becoming the first Israeli-produced film to have won that honour. In Israel itself the film has caused some controversy. The film was nominated for 10 Ophir Awards, including Best Film. The film also won the 14th Annual Satyajit Ray Award. Maoz based the film on his experience as a young Israeli conscript during the war in Lebanon in 1982.

Fantasia Lusitana (Lusitanian Illusion João Canijo, 2010, 65’)

Images and sounds expose the ambivalence of Portugal during the days of WWII: a peaceful, god-loving, rural country, providing an escape route for over one hundred thousand European refugees to the Americas; and a political and cultural elite that disguised their Nazi inclinations just enough to play its neutral role in international politics.

The film screenings will take place at the Portuguese Cinematheque.


Rua Barata Salgueiro, 39

1269-059 Lisbon

To get there from the University you have to take the underground at Jardim Zoológico or Laranjeiras Station (Blue Line towards Santa Apolónia) and exit at Avenida or Marquês de Pombal.