February 15 - 20, 2023

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THE TWO BROTHERS (Os Dois Hermanos)

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  “The Two Brothers” is inspired by true events. André, a Cape Verdean emigrant in Lisbon, receives a letter from his father telling him that João, his younger brother, had an affair with André's wife, and demanding that he comes back to cleanse the family's honor. Pressured by his father and village, he faces a terrible choice between killing his brother, for whom he feels tenderness and friendship despite the circumstances, and denying his culture. A conflict between actual laws and an ancestral law, non written but accepted by the community, maybe even more powerful.”

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By Francisco Manso
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