The Portuguese Language Week 2016 (3rd to 7th May) was very eventful and we would like to share some moments here with you.
I would like to thank, first of all, Marietta Chikhladze, the Portuguese Language Center Coordinator – my partner in crime – for her hard work and great ideas.
Thank you to all the students who participated, gave ideas, who helped out, came to the events, who learned and rehearsed songs and performed at Zoestan on the 4th – without you this week would not have been nearly as fun!
Thank you to Rafael Silveira, for bringing such a breath of fresh air to the Portuguese Language Center this year: thanks to his enthusiasm and ideas, we have now a Language Club and we started singing together in Portuguese – the result was the performance at Zoestan on the 4th May. As well as for the very interesting conference on the 7th May.
Thank you to Cátia Alhandra and José Alegre of Fad’Nu, for the sung conference on the 4th and the Fado concert on the 5th – for bringing a bit of Portuguese soul & magic to Georgia! Thank you, Daniela Tomaz, for being great at your job as artistic director of the Lagos Music Academy, for recommending Fad’Nu to us and for your support even from a distance.
Thank you to Frank Anthony Miller for selecting the wines, for the presentation and overall support; to the Portuguese Honorary Consul in Georgia, Dr. Kakha Sharabidze, for the bureaucratic and financial support.
Thank you to the Brazilian Ambassador in Georgia, Dr. Cícero Martins Garcia, and the Deputy Rector of TSU, Professor Josef Salukvadze.
And thank you to Zoe Perret, from Zoestan, for receiving us once again for the Portuguese Language and CultureS Night.
Most of all, thank you to everyone who came and celebrated the Portuguese language and cultureS with us!

Vera Peixoto

[Director of the Portuguese Language Center]

For the whole album, please check the Portuguese at TSU facebook page.

Poster Portuguese Language Week - Final


YVONE KANE by Margarida Cardoso at the TIFF

Margarida Cardoso’s YVONE KANE will be screened at the TBILISI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL on December 4th, 19:00, at Rustaveli 5.

This screening has the support of the Portuguese Language Center at TSU (Camões Institute)


YVONE KANE (2014 | 117 min | color)

After her daughter’s death, Rita returns to her childhood’s African country to investigate the death of Yvone Kane, a former political activist and guerrilla fighter. There, she becomes embroiled in a journey into the atmospheric longing of a lost paradise. Rita discovers a country where progress is build above the ruins of a violent past, while she meets her mother (Sara), still living in the old familiar house.
In a singular parallel/opposite research both women are looking for explanations. As putting together the pieces of a broken jar, Sara lives her last days looking for the meaning of her recent actions, while Rita goes on the edge of shifting realities, half truths from the scars of history and war. Every single step is a trap that perhaps they would prefer not to know. Both lonely women are two faces of the same stray Human being, facing the lost tails of the revolution, surviving the ghost of colonialism, reaching uselessly the shadow of a past that never leaves, the ashes of a future that never comes.

Director: Margarida Cardoso
Screenplay: Margarida Cardoso
Cinematography: Joao Ribeiro
Editing: João Braz
Costumes: Nádia Santos Henriques
Cast: Beatriz Batarda, Irene Ravache, Samuel Malumbe, Gonçalo Waddington

Production: Filmes do Tejo, MPC Filmes
World sales: Midas Filmes


MARGARIDA CARDOSO was born in 1963, in Portugal. She is known for her work on “The Murmuring Coast” (2004) which premiered at Venice Film Festival and won Jury Special Mention Award at Mannheim Heidelberg Film Festival. Yvone Kane is her third full-length film.

2014 Yvone Kane
2013 Atlas
2010 Licínio de Azevedo – Crónicas de Moçambique
2007 Era Preciso Fazer as Coisas
2004 A Costa dos Murmúrios
2003 Kuxa Kanema – O Nascimento do Cinema
2000 Com Quase Nada
1999 Do Outro Lado
1999 Entre Nós
1999 Natal 71
1996 Dois Dragões

UPDATE: because the director Margarida Cardoso could not be present to introduce the screening, the director of the TSU Camões, Vera Peixoto, did the introduction. Thank you to all who came and watched this wonderful film!

40th Anniversary of the Carnation Revolution 1974-2014: Film Screening


Preceded by an Introduction in English and a short film:

18:30 TSU building 1 room 101
English subtitles. Free entrance.

On the 25th April 1974 a military coup overthrew the oldest Western dictatorship without spilling a drop of blood. The country’s rocky path to democracy and the end of the last European Colonial Empire put Portugal in the International spotlight.
Some of the most renown photographers and documentary makers in the world flocked to Lisbon to record the events: Glauber Rocha, Robert Kramer, Thomas Harlan, Pea Holmquist, Santiago Alvarez, Sebastião Salgado, Guy Le Querrec, Dominique Issermann, Jean Gaumy, etc.
They were coming from May 68, Vietnam, Chile, and dreaming of a different world.
What did they find in Portugal? What was their take on the events?
The research for this documentary brought to light around 40 foreign films about the Carnation Revolution.

Release date: 1999/2000
Runtime: 55′
Script and directing: Sérgio Tréfaut
Photography: João Ribeiro, Rui Poças, Jon Jost
Sound: António Pedro Figueiredo, Joaquim Pinto
Editing: José Nacimento, Pedro Duarte
Production: SP Filmes
Coproduction: RTP

Best Portuguese Documentary (1999) – Festival da Malaposta
Golden Gate Award (2000) – San Francisco Film Festival