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Fantasia Lusitana

João Canijo Portugal, 2010

Inês Sampaio's rating of the film Lusitania Illusion

Thought-provoking and beautifully done, Fantasia Lusitana is one of those films that you can't afford to miss. Deliciously narrated and supported by controversial imagery, it succeeds in making us see how our country was during the years of Salazar's dictatorship. It opens our eyes to the fantasy world Portugal lived in during World War II, such world created by the inevitable tentacles of propaganda. A masterpiece.