João Nicolau – John From (2015)

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Rita has it all. She is 15 years old and the summer is ahead of her. She floods the balcony floor and splashes about while soaking up the mighty sun. She has an ex-future boyfriend and an ever-present best friend. She braids her hair and goes to parties.
Naturally, from Portugal to the South Pacific, this whole fortress gently falls apart when Rita visits the exhibition put on by a new neighbour in the local community center. Continue reading

João Nicolau – A Espada e a Rosa AKA The Sword and the Rose (2010)

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Manuel flees from his tax debts and ends up on a ship on which some people want to earn their living as pirates. Also on board is a mysterious substance called Plutex that can destroy the world, unless they fall into the wrong hands. This is the prelude to a completely crazy journey that is somewhere between dream, chaos and musicals. Continue reading