Joaquim de Almeida

  • Philippe Le Guay – Les deux Fragonard (1989)

    Philippe Le Guay1981-1990DramaFrance
    Les deux Fragonard (1989)
    Les deux Fragonard (1989)

    Jean-Honoré Fragonard, an 18th century painter, decides to use as a model a young washerwoman, Marianne, with whom he ends up falling in love.Read More »

  • António-Pedro Vasconcelos – Os Imortais AKA The Imortals (2003)

    2001-2010António-Pedro VasconcelosDramaPortugalThriller

    Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos’ Os Imortais (The Immortals) ironically opens with a funeral. The last of the immortals is present among the crowd, the others having died or disappeared over the years. The man being buried, however, is the policeman who found out about the criminal secrets of the immortals. This is an intriguing start for a mediocre film, in which this tongue-in-cheek sort of cleverness is reserved for the opening scene only. The “immortals” are a group of Portuguese war veterans who earned their title in the colonial wars in Africa in the early 1970s. When Portuguese East Africa became Mozambique, they returned to their fatherland only to feel left out and misunderstood. Read More »

  • María Lidón – Yo puta AKA Whore AKA The Life (2004)

    2001-2010DramaEroticaMaría LidónSpain

    AMG: Based on the best-selling novel by Isabel Pisano, Spanish actress-turned-director Maria “Luna” Lidon’s The Life offers an intimate glimpse into the experiences of male and female prostitutes in a variety of culturally diverse settings including Budapest, Madrid, Paris, and Las Vegas. Dispersed among the facts are performances from Daryl Hannah, in the role of an aging thespian who has taken to supplementing her income by dabbling in the world’s oldest profession, and her neighbor (Denise Richards), an anthropology student who approaches her for help after her grant money is depleted. The Life also features Joaquim de Almeida in a supporting role.Read More »

  • Joaquim Leitão – Tentação (1997)

    1991-2000DramaJoaquim LeitãoPortugalRomance

    Father Antonio is a priest by vocation, committed and generous, dear people of Vila Daires a quiet village of the north. But Father Anthony is also a man, and Vila Daires is not as peaceful as it seems. The good intentions of the Father will not be sufficient to halt the worsening of the conflict. And when your fate intersects with Lena, the “black sheep” of the village, Father will also be forced to confront his own demons. Especially with those who never even thought that could exist.Read More »

  • Teresa Villaverde – A Idade Maior AKA Alex (1991)

    Teresa Villaverde1991-2000ArthouseDramaPortugal

    Things in Portugal weren’t what they are now. The story of this film is the story of bygone days when Portugal was hidden away from the rest of the world, when men were obliged to go to countries many Portuguese people could not point out on the map.
    Men died and changed in these lands. Alex was only 10 years old, but he remembers, so its better for him to tell the story.Read More »

  • Maria de Medeiros – Capitães de Abril AKA April Captains (2000)

    1991-2000DramaMaria de MedeirosPoliticsPortugal

    In Portugal, late in the night of April 24 to 25, 1974, the radio broadcast an outlawed song: “Grândola”. It could have just been an act of insubordination by a rebellious
    journalist. It was in fact the preplanned signal triggering the military coup which was to change the face of this country and the destiny of vast territories in Africa.Read More »

  • Miguel Littin – Sandino (1990)

    1981-1990ChileDramaMiguel LittinPolitics

    Narrative of a period of 8 years(1926-1934) in the life of the leader of Nicaraguan revolution ‘Sandino’ , who was known in his time as “the general of free men.”Read More »

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