Manoel de Oliveira honoured at the 2023 Directors' Fortnight!

Produced by Paulo Branco, Val Abraham celebrates in 2023 its 30th anniversary this year and was presented at the 1993 Directors' Fortnight.

From the novel of the same name by Agustina Bessa-Luís and inspired by Gustave Flaubert's Madama Bovary, Val Abraham follows Ema (Leonor Silveira), the young wife of a doctor who takes refuge in poetry and romance to escape a bleak life.

The Directors' Fortnight will be held from 17 to 26 May.

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