Films screening at this event

Sefarad

Director
Luis Ismael
Cast
Rodrigo Santos, Pedro Galiza, Ana Vargas, Gabriela Relvas
Country
Portugal
Year
2019
Duration
109 min

This epic historical drama recounts the story of the Jews of Portugal from their expulsion in 1496 to this very day. Based on true events, this sweeping period piece sheds light on a small community of “hidden” Jews, first heard of in the 19th century. As the descendants of Portugal’s original Jewish residents, they had lived in complete isolation for generations believing that they were the last Jews on earth. At they finally reconnect with their fellow Jews, and with the arrival of many refugees from Nazi-Occupied Europe, Portugal becomes a vibrant Jewish centre once more.