Flying Over Macau, a beautiful footage by filmmaker Sérgio Perez, showed me a Macau I had never seen before. And it made me think how the city’s future social-economic development could benefit from a bird’s eye view.
It is definitely one of the darkest periods of Portugal's history and it is beautifully depicted in Ivo M. Ferreira's film. “Letters of War” sets the action back in Angola, in the 1960s, when the former Portuguese colonies were fighting for independence.
After watching the ceremony, I couldn't avoid thinking on the politics involved. And I kept thinking that cinema, which should be all about dreams-come-true, is really nothing more than a mere illusion.