East Timor's first feature film has an epic span covering the 24-year period of Indonesian occupation. Beatriz and Tomas grow up together but are torn apart by the war. The film's power is born of an overwhelming immediacy. During some scenes involving the 1983 Kraras massacre, many of the extras were widows of those killed and were in tears or in shock because the story being told was their own.
The film focuses on the life women lived under occupation: their struggles, fears, loves, and strengths. It is a passionate story of one woman's conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought.
Bety Reis, Luigi Acquisto, Lurdes Pires, Stella Zammataro, Irim Tolentino, Jose da Costa, Augusta Soares
Stella Zammataro, Lurdes Pires
Irim Tolentino, Luigi Acquisto
Irim Tolentino, Jose Da Costa, Sandra Da Costa, Eugenio Soares, Doretea Soares, Augusta Soares, Osme Gonsalves, Commander Funu Lakan
Cinematographer: Valeriu Campan, Film Editor: Nicholas Calpakdjian, Music: Osme Goncalves, Danny Da Silva Lopes, Jamie Saxe, Production Designer: Silvano Rodrigues