Joaquim Pinto

Joaquim Pinto – Uma Pedra no Bolso AKA Tall Stories (1988)

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Twelve-year-old Miguel (Bruno Leite) is sent to live with his aunt for the summer at a seaside resort, where he makes friends with Joao (Manuel Labao), an older boy who revels in stories of his sexual conquests of vacationing women. Miguel is also befriended by the maid Luisa (Ines Medeiros). Later, Miguel must defend Joao when he is accused of stealing from his aunt. This is the film debut for director Joaquim Pinto, who used 4 people and 2 1/2 weeks to produce the feature. Read More »

Nuno Leonel & Joaquim Pinto – Rabo de Peixe (2015)

Rabo de Peixe is a fishing village in the Azores. Between 1999 and 2001, Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel shot a documentary there about the disappearing traditional fishing methods. The TV channel which commissioned the film didn’t appreciate its critical attitude and broadcasted it only once, in a shorter version. In the meantime, the two directors move to the island, and the industrial fishing methods, supported by Community directives, shake the small village. Fifteen years later, they decide to re-edit the movie following their original intentions, keeping in mind the time that has passed and how their lives have been changed by that place and its inhabitants. Read More »

Joaquim Pinto – E Agora? Lembra-me AKA What Now? Remind Me (2013)

Joaquim Pinto, who has been living with HIV for more than two decades, looks back at his life in cinema, at his friendships and loves, at the mysteries of art and nature – while undergoing an experimental drug treatment. Read More »