Lisbon Stories: Migration, Community and Intercultural Relations in Contemporary Cinema and Literature

Fernando Arenas


This essay focuses on immigration in contemporary Portugal and social phenomena related to community, intercultural relations, and citizenship as represented in acclaimed cinematic and literary texts. The objects of analysis are the Brazilian film Terra estrangeira (1996) by directors Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas, the Brazilian novel Estive em Lisboa e lembrei de você (2009) by Luiz Ruffato, and the Portuguese film Viagem a Portugal (2011) by Sérgio Tréfaut.


Portugal; cinema; novel; Walter Salles; Luiz Ruffato; Sérgio Tréfaut

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