Beatriz’s War

Beatriz’s War
101 min

East Timor’s historic first feature film, Beatriz’s War (A Guerra da Beatriz), is the haunting, passionate story of one woman’s conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought. It is a bold reworking of the 16th century French ‘Martin Guerre’ story. In this adaptation the original story is transposed to Portuguese Timor during the Indonesian occupation of the small nation. Sixteen years after Beatriz’s husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she’d lost or is he an impostor?

 

 

 

 

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AWARDS

2015   Festival Internacional de Cine de Fusagasugá (Columbia)
“Mujer Tras las Montañas”
Orguidea de los Andes award Best Script Award

2015   Women Film Festival Zimbabwe
Official Selection

2015    10th Asia-Europe People’s Forum Cologne (Germany)
Official Selection

2015   Palm Beach International Film Festival
In Competition

2014   Malatya International Film Festival
Official Selection

2014   Jagran Film Festival (India)
Official Selection

2014    International Film Festival of Kerala (India)
Official Selection

2014    Byron Bay International Film Festival
In competition

2014    Big Picture Film Festival
Official Selection

2014    Festroia International Film Festival (Portugal)
Official Competition

2014    Seoul Art Film Festival
Official Selection

2013    International Film Festival of India
Best Film (Golden Peacock Award)

2013    Adelaide Film Festival
In competition

2013    Australian Cinematographer’s Society
Judges’ Choice Award

2013    Australian Cinematographer’s Society
Gold Award