Beatriz's War

Beatriz’s War (2013, East Timor)

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  • Beatriz’s War (2013, East Timor)
  • Sally Luff
  • April 4, 2016

East Timor’s award-winning first feature film, BEATRIZ’S WAR 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 colony. Beatriz’s young husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces, sixteen years later she is troubled by his return; is this mysterious stranger her husband or an imposter?

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