Luz Obscura

Luz Obscura

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Cinéma du Réel

CINÉMA DU RÉEL 2017: LUZ OBSCURA BY SUSANA DE SOUSA DIAS

By Ivonne Sheen

Susana de Sousa’s Luz Obscura (Obscure Light) is a sensitive essay about memory and time through the juxtaposition of images (archive photos) from the political dissidents and audios of their children’s memories. These testimonies of former Portuguese communists’ children that were imprisoned by the PIDE (Portuguese police) during the years of the Antonio de Oliveira’s regime are now voices of aching adults whose memories we listen to.

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