3 Mulheres — Pós-Revolução

Directed by: Fernando Vendrell
TV series, 2022

Produced by David&Golias for RTP and directed by Fernando Vendrell, the first season of the series takes place during the period leading to the Carnation Revolution, from 1961 to 1973, from the point of view of three women — poet Natália Correia, editor Snu Abecassis, and journalist Vera Lagoa (pseudonym used by Maria Armanda Falcão). These three roles are played by Soraia Chaves, Victoria Guerra, and Maria João Bastos, respectively. 3 Mulheres — Pós-Revolução revolves around a particular period in the history of Portugal, from the 25th April 1974, date of the Portuguese Revolution by the Armed Forces Movement, until the dissolution of the Revolution Council in 1982. In 1974, writer Natália Correia is 51 years old, exerting her political influence at the famed Botequim bar. “Political intervention is the obligation of the poets”, she said. In 1977, her play O Encoberto, previously censored and forbidden, premieres. In the same year, she becomes an active member of PSD and is elected for the Portuguese parliamente in 1980. Maria Armanda Falcão is 56 at the time. Politically left-wing in her younger years, by the end of the 70s she becomes a prominent right-wing personality. Above all, she becomes an advocate for several causes, menacing some powers in her articles for O Diabo newspaper, which she founded and directs under the pseudonym of Vera Lagoa. Snu Abecassis, at only 33 years old, is the editor of Edições D.Quixote, and a true enthusiast of the post-revolution period. By insistence of her friend Natália Correia, she meets Francisco Sá Carneiro in the beginning of 1976. They both fall in love. In 1980, at the height of the presidential elections, Snu and Sá Carneiro perish in a plane crash. A vast array of characters and personal journeys render 3 Mulheres — Pós-Revolução a still very present and relevant story for Portuguese viewers.