Movies & TV shows
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.
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...
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 ...
Cerro dos Pios
I haven’t seen my father for a decade. Together with my colleagues from cinema school, I return to the place where I was born, and a reunion seems inevitable.” Miguel de Jesus
The sound was deafening. The noise of the machines, the steps, the daily hustle of the more than a thousand workers, entering and leaving the shifts. There were 12-hour days, people without holidays, ...
Acts of Cinema
Cinema and affections from life in images and what goes on outside the frame. 'Snapshots' of shootings and the present-day memory of directors, actors and technicians.
A ball spins around, stuck in the river that goes through the Grbavica neighborhood in Sarajevo.
A man, a child and a tree. A man and a child meet under a tree on a river bank, sharing a secret. The time they lost in the water of the river is what they find in each other.
Around the World When You Were My Age
At 30, Jiro embarked on a year-long trip taking in the Soviet Union, North Africa, Europe, and the United States. Nearly half a century later, his daughter makes use of various memorabilia to take a s...
Antecmara is about the act of shooting, the physical reality and ritual energy of two film crews during the preparation for a shot. The first rule of video assist is that the image one sees in it has ...
Nana, a 80-year-old lady, needs a surgery. She and her husband, Dedo, had to leave their home in the small village of Hrsa and move temporarilly to Sarajevo in order to wait for the operation.
A path for tourists on their way to the Castle of São Jorge, the Pátio Dom Fradique was once a popular courtyard where around sixty families used to live.Today, ruins of their houses are the unique re...
The Portuguese President left everything behind in order to become who he really wanted to be.
Bound by a silent pact, five students make a secret trip to the country for what seems to be an initiation ceremony. In threatening landscapes and abandoned ruins, they submit to the strange rituals o...
Marta and Jorge have been a couple for seven years. All their friends think they are living a perfect romance. Too perfect, perhaps, for the despair of all: Bruno, who is much younger than Marta but m...
Ico is a post-colonial hero on a strange and familiar city, going from victim to predator.
How I Fell in Love with Eva Ras
In Sarajevo, in a cinema’s projection booth, lives Sena; a woman who in daily solitude repeats the projection of the few Yugoslavian films of which there are copies. Through a combination of silence, ...
In the Interstices of Reality or The Cinema of António de Macedo
Feature documentary about ex-maverick filmmaker António de Macedo.
André's Eyes is an experimental docudrama in which the actual family members themselves participate in the recreation of their own story. Set in a small village in the Portuguese countryside, the film...
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. Who inhabits the ancient IEC Long ...
A teenage girl's dream of becoming famous turns into a dangerous obsession.
This film celebrates the 70th anniversary of Celeste Rodrigues’ career as a fado singer. It is an intimate and sincere portrait of the artist, narrated in first person and driven by the fondness of th...
Luis Miguel Cintra, renowned actor, stage director and director of the Portuguese theatre company Teatro da Cornucópia, staged the play Illusion in early 2014. This play was based upon texts by Federi...
The Indispensable Practice of Vagueness
By the director: "Ar.Co embodies each person’s geography, it escapes normalisation. Each individual’s experience is his own. This film is my experience, our experience. Pieced together from the school...
How to reinvent democracy by the eyes of two Portuguese activists.
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.
Redheads. Fire crotches have samples of their hair and skin collected. Gay gingers are doubly in a minority, from Ireland to Israel to Brazil. The film was made for ginger lovers.
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...
In the summer of 1969, four friends built a raft to travel down two Portuguese rivers from the center of the country to Lisbon. Forty years later, the son of one of these men reported this event in a ...
A small village in the centre of Portugal saw many of its inhabitants emigrate in the 60s and 70s. Many of them came back to "die at home", while others didn’t manage to do so, such as my parents. I g...
António, Zé Maria, and João live in the house they are building. For two years, they reinitiate the process once or twice according to their work in the house. The changes in the bedrooms force consta...
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...
To be captive is to be confined, both in space and in time. The captive one is not only and necessarily a prisoner, but becomes an inherent part of that space, his identity being continually projected...
Beyond the Mountains
Through the letters received from friends and family who remained in Japan, theFilmmaker recalls the past and reflects on moving to Portugal and leaving Tokyo
In a high-security prison in northern Portugal, a fine-cut, poetic portrait of Ernesto and Gaspard, who are waiting for better days.
A Nossa Forma de Vida
A spectacular view of the world as seen from Armando and Maria's control tower, eight floors up from the river Douro. A comic and probing portrait of an old Portuguese couple whose private life has re...
Universo de Mya
People return to the streets when the day starts in Lisbon. The men live in a place that is not their home. Martins, the barber from Luanda, Simes with his spears, and Francisco share a place to rest....
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...