Producer and Director. He started his studies in Management at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. With a degree in Sound and Image by the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University, he also has a specialization course in Film Direction from the Tisch School of Arts at the University of New York and the Eurodoc production program. He worked as a trainer in the workshops promoted by the association Filhos de Lumière. Throughout his career, he has developed creative works in the field of cinema, authoring fiction and documentary, alternating with other works in the fields of video art and video clips for some of the best names in the Portuguese rock scene (The Legendary Tiger Man, Wray Gunn, Mão Morta, Sean Riley, D3o, etc.) and several other projects. As a producer he started his career in 2001 and has since produced and co-produced more than 70 shorts, features, videos and documentaries. He produced renowned authors such as Edgar Pêra, João Canijo and F. J. Ossang, as well as young filmmakers such as André Gil Mata, João Rodrigues and Jorge Quintela. He has co-produced with Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Finland. As a director, among several films, Tebas (long metregem) and Corrente (short film) stands out with whom he was represented in more than fifty international festivals and was awarded with a dozen prizes. His second feature film premiered in Official Competition at the Karlovy Vary International Festival and was awarded a Special Mention. He was responsible for the cinema production of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, including films by directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Aki Kaurismaki, Peter Greenaway, Manoel de Oliveira, Pedro Costa and Victor Erice
Movies & TV shows
Pedro is trying to join an exodus to another planet. Eva challenges him and forces him to come to terms with his purpose while he dwells in his dreams.
Around Rocha’s Table
A key to decipher some of the unknown symbols and allusions contained in his films is provided by 'A Tvola de Rocha'.
She has a large head. She has clothes that fit the size of her head. He has a big head and a small body. He wears a mask that is larger than his body. The features that they hide make them weak. They ...
An old man is told that his late wife was in the market. He hides from the rest of the world. His friends don't think he should hear rumors. They say that he should try to recover until he gets marrie...
In the outskirts of London, a Portuguese couple and their three children struggle to make ends meet. The British social services are concerned for the safety of their children when a misunderstanding ...
Vencidos da Vida
A collection of films show different versions of people.
The story of a man who dreamed he was a woman and was in two different places at the same time is told over the dark and barren landscapes of a city. It is a beautiful metaphor, as well as a eulogy, a...
In a village where time and space run out, a child dwells in the death vortex.
After the crisis came tourism and Lisbon's transformation. Alis Ubbo (Phoenician for safe port) follows the change in the urban landscape of the city in the last 2 years.
A group of friends are playing cards on a terrace overlooking the beach. On the open sea, somewhere between eroticism and violence, two young women float over the triteness of their conversations and ...
Two erratic journeys whose only relation is all that happens at the same time and in a limited radius. It is a film that refuses to judge, trying to tell two stories while refusing to be subjected to ...
A mysterious shadow unveiling a female figure walking naked towards us in the desert. In another sequence, the same woman speaks on the phone, talking about the end of the world. In a third moment, a ...
Kinorama - Beyond the Walls of the Real
In 2016, Edgar Pêra released The Amazing Spectator, a playful investigation into cinema’s disquieting essence that had everything from negative film images of boobs and positively splendid interviews ...
A woman comes out of prison. She only has one thing in mind, and that is to find a neo-punk artist she admires. These two soulmates will get to know each other and rebuild their lives together.
There are films about rock bands and people from the eighties.
Oscar is in his parent's garden. The body is underground. He wants to be a boy. Oscar discovers his female body when he gets out of the ground. Is his identity going to be accepted after this painful ...
Ambulatory Through the Poetry of Augusto dos Anjos and António Nobre
A decadent and symbolist Portuguese poet, António Nobre died of tuberculosis at the age of 32 (1900), having published only one book (Só, 1892). A symbolist Brazilian poet, Augusto dos Anjos died of p...
Quatro Estações e Outono
A film director follows the autumnal trail of leaves that once graced the branches. A girl builds autumns as she wanders in a labyrinth of leaves. A man persists on watering the place the tree left be...
Raymond was in a country that was about to collapse during a night of humiliation.
During a harsh winter, a river by the house of two cousins freezes over. In the cold wind, their relationship grows bitter, reaching its limits.
O Homem Pykante - Diálogos com Pimenta
A poetic film that celebrates the work of Alberto Pimenta, fruit of a friendship and complicity maintained during the last 24 years.
And then, a house will appear to be waiting you: as in a slope, this is a leaning story on the memory of places and things, on returns and new beginnings.
They manage a cultural venue. He believes in technological evolution. She believes that love is static. One last exhibition and one last show.
Ribeira Quente is a fishing village in S. Miguel Island in the Azores facing the last days of a fishing activity as they know it.
Lovers on Borders
Double revenge in two separate stories. Set in both a near future and the historical past, revenge is served not by violence, but by love.
Jake and Mati are two people who have never been to Porto before. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night.
Drop by Drop
The last habitants of a village don't want to die.
Azarias is a young orphan shepherd, keeper of a herd of oxen, where the ox Mabata Bata stands out. The oxen will be the basis of the "lobolo" payment, a traditional dowry that his uncle Raul must pay ...
Fade Into Nothing
A false diary on a man's journey that, more than just disappear, he aims to be nothing, to become nothing.
The Everlasting Man
In the sixties, Bernardino Fernandes moved to Canada. He filmed hundreds of Super 8 reels over two decades. Bernardino's urge of cinema is turned into a film about his memories in The Everlasting Man....
The Human Surge
Buenos Aires. Exe, 25 years old, has just lost his job and is not looking for another one. His neighbors and friends seem as odd to him as they always do. Online, he meets Alf, a boy from Mozambique w...
In a distant istmus, Penumbria was founded two hundred years ago. The shadows and cloudiness gave the city its name. The inhabitants decided to leave one day. This is the story of a place that is not ...
The Amazed Spectator
A kino-investigation about spectatorship, a continuous conversation between different kinds of spectators: which one is more cinema: Citizen Kane on a mobile phone or a football game projected in a ci...
End of the Line
End of the line is a film that is based on events that never happened.
Delírio em Las Vedras
New film directed by Edgar Pêra.
There is a documentary about the legendary Portuguese guitar god.
During the day, Constantino works as a keeper of flocks while at night he works as a keeper of a museum. He works because he has nowhere to live. At the end of the day, Aurora passes by him. She is br...
A scientist and artist who was persecuted by the Fascist regime in the 40ies is trying to finish a portrait of a woman. A young researcher is dreaming about a man. Is it the other way around?
Ornament and Crime
I am the double of the shadow of my own image. An allegory that occupies my place. This is my act of contrition. Beyond good and evil, I stand as an equation: Its result cannot be manipulated By moral...
Over El Cielo
Your past already is the projection of your future. However, it was never more than a light in the sky.
A bunch of spectators trapped in a cinema theatre.
It’s like soot that rests on the walls of our head. We can’t see it. It belongs there already.
A dreamlike journey seen through the eyes of a trans-human as well as a kino-symphony of voices from the multiple personas of Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon Revisited shows alternative ways of looking at and...
Carrotrope is a new optical toy. It represents the cyclic movements of life. Meanwhile, a man drinks and the time passes at 24 frames per second.
An old ritual is being prepared in a temple abandoned by its followers.
Far from Eden
A survivor is looking for the last bastion of civilization. Battling to survive, but never losing hope that something from the past might still exist.
There is a pocket-movie set in a piazza.
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.
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater
In 1985, former oil rig worker Richard Linklater began a film screening society in Austin, Texas, that aimed to show classic art-house and experimental films to a budding community of cinephiles. Even...
The films were made by several people. "The Three Disasters" by Godard, "Cinesapiens" by Pra and "Just in Time" by Greenaway are included.
The Imperfect Cradle
Two childhood friends grew up and face strange feelings now. One of them tries to explore that feelings by words and their relationship becomes uncomfortable. When the words stay in silence they disco...
1960 is a home movie. The goal is to revisit the journey the architect made in 1960.
The story of a vigilante friar, zealous caretaker of goodness and order who, after suffering unrequited love for an engaged woman, becomes a terrifying villain in a quiet town.
Inspired by popular cult, O COVEIRO is part light part darkness, a bedtime story and almost a nightmare. A child is born and his parents die of fright just to see him. André Gil Mata revisits the trad...
A ghostly meeting with Luís de Camões, the one-eyed adventurer, widely considered Portugal’s greatest poet. Luís de Camões is considered Portugal’s national poet, an equivalent to England’s Shakespea...
The city of Guimares is the cradle of the Portuguese nation and the European Capital of Culture.
Estrada de Palha
This is the story of a man who after living over ten years isolated away from his country, returns to avenge His brother's death. Inspired by the writings of David Henry Thoreau, he is translating 'Ci...
A simple can of ravioli propels this spectacular 30,000-kilometre, eight-country journey through all phases of food production and the far flung sources of international ingredients. A dream-like voya...
Posfácio at the Clothing Factory
Posfcio and her daughter Claudete are related. If it wasn't for terrorist plans from his work buddies, Posfcio would be doing well.
To the Wolf of Madragoa
An effervescent painterly film tribute – replete with driving organ soundtrack – to 18th-century poet and satirist António Lobo de Carvalho, otherwise known as The Wolf of Madragoa.
Based on the installation Santa Paz Domestica, Domesticada by Ana Vieira (1977) and excerpts from the September 22nd, 1956 issue of the magazine O Cruzeiro.
Caught in time, a trio of prehistoric characters lives around a dolmen. One of them, who is hyperactive, tries to stir his mates emotions with inventions and works of art. A strange object made out of...
A school inspector is going to write a report on a teacher. He was invited to stay with the baron, who made predictions about women, horses and politics while Idalina served food and drink. The inspec...
Documentary about 4 large architectural landmarks that projected Portugal abroad.
Free adaptation of Sophocles classic tragedy “King Oedipus” crossed with Jack Kerouac's classic “On the Road”. The starting point is the loss of identity of a generation of Portuguese emigrants. Tebas...
Punk Is Not Daddy
A journey through the 80’s music scene in Portugal, gathering archive material shot and edited by Pêra, showing the filming process of music videos, concerts, band rehearsals and the last concert pres...
667, Neighbor of the Beast
A family man becomes obsessed with his front door neighbor. Slowly he gives up work and forgets about anything asides his obsession. Only a murder inside the family will be able to restore normality. ...
Vanitas is the new feature film by veteran Portuguese director Paulo Rocha. With a script by Regina Guimarães, the film brings together actresses Isabel Ruth and Joana Bárcia – no strangers to this di...
Lisboa-Boa 345 A.E.
On All Saint’s Day 1755, around 09:40 hours, Lisbon was hit by an earthquake which eradicated almost the entire city. 345 years later (D.T. = depois de terramoto) means 2100 AD. Will Portugal’s capita...
Any Other Man
A man smoking in a cafe. The man weaves a curtain. The city can be seen through the cafe's window. Life blends glass and skin. A new architecture of observations, memories and wishes is created by the...
The Nothingness Club
The inspiration for the film was the heteronyms of Fernando Pessoa.
O Amor É a Solução Para a Falta de Argumento
The landscape isn't the cause of change. You can get your service at the service station. There are changes in movement.