AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS premieres in Portugal on the 17th March

AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS, the third feature film by Portuguese director HUGO VIEIRA DA SILVA, will be released in Portuguese cinemas next Thursday, 17th March, short after its world premiere at Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival.

Besides Lisbon and Porto, the film will be screened in several other Portuguese cities, such as Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Setúbal, Figueira da Foz and Braga.

Produced by PAULO BRANCO, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS is an adaptation of the homonymous work by JOSEPH CONRAD, one of the greatest writers of the 19th century. Shot in Angola, AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS stars the Portuguese actors NUNO LOPES and IVO ALEXANDRE, and the Angolan actor DAVID CARACOL. The action takes place at the end of the 19th century, when two inexperienced Portuguese colonizers, disembark in a remote part of the Congo River in order to coordinate an ivory trading post. As time goes by, they become increasingly demoralized by their inability to profit from the ivory trade. A mutual feeling of distrust and misunderstandings with the locals isolate them at the heart of the tropical jungle. Faced with each other, they begin a journey towards the abyss.