February 2011, Red Market, Macao’s famous food market. Two directors, a common look. The gestures and the routines, between life and death. In memoriam Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011).Read More »
2011-2020DocumentaryJoão Rui Guerra da Mata and João Pedro RodriguesPortugalShort Film
2001-2010DramaJoão Rui Guerra da Mata and João Pedro RodriguesPortugalShort Film
China walks towards the Martim Moniz district, in Lisbon. When she passes the children scream: “China, China!”. China is going to fly. To escape far away at dawn. She just wants to be happy. But China drinks her own poison. She drinks it all. Sometimes the air seems loaded with evil and the purgatory is a kindergarden.Read More »
2011-2020DramaJoão Rui Guerra da Mata and João Pedro RodriguesPortugalShort Film
Varziela, Vila do Conde, the biggest Chinatown in Portugal. A man wearing a hat and a missing woman.Read More »
2011-2020ExperimentalJoão Rui Guerra da Mata and João Pedro RodriguesPortugalShort Film
The latest short film from João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata is a dreamy, experimental look at a deactivated fireworks factory in Macao.
Macao, Taipa Island, 2014.
The word “panchão” was first heard in Macao. From the Chinese “pan-tcheong” or “pau-tcheong”, dictionaries define it as a Macanese regionalism also known as “China cracker” or “Chinese rocket”.
Who inhabits the ancient Iec Long Firecracker Factory?Read More »
2001-2010DocumentaryFilm NoirJoão Rui Guerra da Mata and João Pedro RodriguesPortugal
Two filmmakers leave to Macao in an adventure of discovery of a city-labyrinth, multicultural and mysterious, where the memories of the childhood – featured memories by the lived reality in Macao – have a dialog with the memories of the East built by the codes of the cinema and the literature – memories lived on a featured reality-, creating a testimony which tries to raise the veil on the past and the present time. A personal album of physical and emotional geography, structured as an investigation disguised as a thriller, where the puzzle of the history challenges the reality.Read More »