Ghosts of an Empire

Ariel de Bigault

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Portugal, France, Documentary, 2020, 112′

Ariel de Bigault’s work has been connected to the routes of the Lusophone World. In Fantasmas do Império we are guided by the saotomean actor Angelo Torres through some works of the Portuguese cinema that explored its colonial past. Some directors as Fernando Matos Silva, João Botelho or Margarida Cardoso help to understand imperialism, colonialism, and propaganda seen through the “family album” which is the Portuguese cinematic collective imaginary.