Also showing:  THE ACT OF KILLING – Saturday, 19 October 9pm PalaceNova Cinema 1 (Adelaide Film Festival)
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“In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Errol Morris (The Fog of War), the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love.”



The film has been selected to compete in the Adelaide International Film Festival, a great honour.

Beatriz’s War will screen on Friday October 18 at 7pm and Saturday October 19 at 1.45pm.

Tickets for the two screenings can be booked online through the festival.

* There is also a FREE FORUM on Sunday, October 20 at 3pm, as part of the Festival of Ideas: “The Stories Behind Beatriz’s War” . VENUE: Bonython Hall (Changed from Saturday, 19th)

Many of the Timorese who made the film will be at the screening and the forum. Bety Reis (co-director), Irim Tolentino (writer & lead actor), Jose da Costa (producer & actor), Lurdes Pires (producer), Augusta Soares (actor) and other cast and crew will be at the screening and the festival of ideas

Here is some information about the screening. We’d love your support at the screenings and the forum.

Kind regards

Luigi Acquisto


Dear Friends

‘A Guerra da Beatriz” is set to make cinematic history as Timor-Leste’s first ever feature film, an intensely moving love story set against the backdrop of the Indonesian invasion and the Kraras massacre of 1983. A big and heartfelt vote of “parabéns” (congratulations) to the cast and crew of this inspiring new film.’

Kirsty Sword Gusmao.

Beatriz’s War
Adelaide International Film Festival
Screens in Competition
Fri 18 Oct 7:00 PM Piccadilly Cinema 1
Sat 19 Oct 1:45 PM Palace Nova Cinema 1

This will be the film’s Australian premiere. Furthermore, the film has been selected into competition. This is a great honour for a nation’s first film as only twelve films from around the world have been selected for competition, including new films by Jim Jarmusch, Claire Denis, and Alejandro Jodorowsky. The film has also been selected for the prestigious International Film Festival of India, one of Asia’s major festivals.

So book now to see the Australian premiere of this historic film.

Please have a look at our website for more information:

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Stella Zammataro & Lurdes Pires
A Guerra da Beatriz