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PREVIEW A Pleasure, Comrades! (Prazer, Camaradas!) + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
February 2023
A Pleasure, Comrades! (Prazer, Camaradas!), dir. José Filipe Costa, Portugal 2019, 105 min., Portuguese with English subtitles

José Filipe Costa follows Red Line with a very different take on the Portuguese Carnation Revolution of 1974 – a charming comic tale of society and morality as told by those who lived through history.

1975, rural Portugal. The country and its people are reorganising themselves in a collective effort that sparks the interest of foreigners who share the revolution’s ideals: volunteering at co-ops, offering literacy, health and sex education – and coming into conflict with the locals’ buttoned-down morals. Drawing from real-life testimonies, A Pleasure, Comrades! gives centre stage to an older generation, who bravely and joyfully re-enact these social and sexual interactions at a time when women were still embarrassed to be naked in front of their husbands. Long live the proletariat – and long live the sexual revolution!

The screening will be followed by a conversation between José Filipe Costa and academic Raquel Morais.

A Pleasure, Comrades! is screening as part of Collective Mobilisation, a survey of work from contemporary Portuguese cinema co-presented by the ICA, TERRATREME and Uma Pedra no Sapato.
06:20 pm
Thu, 30 Jun 2022
Cinema 1
£13 Full, £11 Concessions, £6.50 Green/Blue Members 

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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