Portugal

Edgar Pêra – Movimentos Perpétuos: Cine-Tributo a Carlos Paredes AKA Perpetual Movements: A Cine Tribute to Carlos Paredes (2006)

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A documentary in 17 movements, in which testimonies and the guitar define the genius, the bravery and the modesty of Carlos Paredes. In PERPETUAL MOVEMENTS ‚ A TRIBUTE TO CARLOS PAREDES a dialog is established between a guitar and a SP8 camera, in an aesthetic which evocates the memory of old family pictures, full of intimacy, revealed in the sharing of simple stories of life. The Carlos Paredes’s concert in Auditório Carlos Alberto, in Oporto, 1984, is the starting point for the unfolding of prison stories, resistance, success and amateurism, stories marked by simplicity and passion. Read More »

Carlos Saura – Fados (2007)

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Having taken on flamenco (“Sevillanas”) and tango (“Tango”), Carlos Saura tackles a third great melancholy music style, directing “Fados,” a celebration of Portugal’s classic, lamenting acoustic folk songs. The film combines fado performances from top artists, dance from Portugal, Brazil and Cape Verde and archive footage. In the song centrepieces, artists deliver contemporary versions of fado classics. Lined up fadistas include young female star Mariza as well as Grammy award-winner Carlos do Carmo. Renowned diva Amália Rodrigues is remembered through arquive footage while the exploration of fado’s influences and roots gives opportunities to embrace prestigious Brazilian performers Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque and the emerging Cape Verdean star Lura. Read More »

Paulo Rocha – Se Eu Fosse Ladrão… Roubava AKA If I Were a Thief… I’d Steal (2013)

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1920s. Vitalino, a small farmer from São Vicente sees his father die of the epidemic which decimated the country. Some years later, of all the brothers, Vitalino is the strongest and takes his father’s place in the house. But the village is too small for his aspirations and he decides to head to Brazil, leaving his sisters in charge of the household. In parallel with Vitalino’s story, If I Were a Thief… I’d Steal portrays the world of Paulo Rocha rummaging through his films and ghosts over the years. Read More »

André Marques – Luminita (2013)

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Two brothers, who haven’t spoken in years, meet at their mother’s funeral where they must deal with their mourning family, their obligations as sons and their own feelings of loss. Read More »

Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt – Diamantino (2018) (HD)

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Diamantino

by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2018

But he said that nowadays there are no longer artists like Mr. Michael Angelo. They no longer exist.

Diamantino, the world’s premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius. Read More »

Rita Azevedo Gomes – A Vingança de Uma Mulher AKA A Woman’s Revenge (2012)

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Roberto enjoys the aristocratic amusement of astonishment. Women, whom he knows full well in all sorts of styles and races, can no longer surprise him. The truth is that Roberto feels the intimate tedium of those who have exhausted all the delights and pleasures of this life. Yet one evening, he is intrigued by a woman who reminds him of someone. That night, of descent into heaven and rising to hell, this woman discloses the peculiarity of the life that has become hers. And amidst the terrible overwhelming, Roberto witnesses the sublime horror into which that woman has dropped. Rita Azevedo Gomes’ opulent, painterly and unabashedly theatrical adaptation is based on a short story from Jules Amedée Barbey d’Aurevilly’s 1874 anthology “Les Diaboliques” Read More »

Antonio Reis & Margarida Cordeiro – Ana (1982)

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In those days … The legend of milk in the dark house. Interior time. Almost silence. Light. The natural timeless exterior house. Winter. (Three generations: a grandmother, a scientist son who lives in town and on vacation in the village, two children – grandson and granddaughter. Harmonia only broken by the death of Ana ..). Read More »