Luís Miguel Valle Cintra (born 29 April 1949) is a Portuguese actor. He has appeared in more than 60 films since 1970.
Movies & TV shows
The memories of a Portuguese teacher in the present will make us follow his father, who was a fighter in the colonial war, and we will constantly be haunted by those memories. He'll walk us through 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 Old Man of Belem
Don Quixote, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes meet in an eternal garden in the middle of a modern city and talk about life.
The New Testament of Jesus Christ According to John
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN read by Luis Miguel Cintra, one of the most prominent Portuguese actors. A glimpse at a personal experience of Jesus, filmed outdoors, from dawn to sunset, and materialize...
Jorge is a loner and a writer of popular books. At night, he looks through other people's windows and thinks that they are truly happy.
If I Were a Thief... I'd Steal
The 20th century. Vitalino's father died of the epidemic. Vitalino took his father's place in the house after a long time. The village is too small for his ambitions so his sisters are in charge of th...
Gebo and the Shadow
Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João...
The Sword and the Rose
Manuel bids farewell to his routine and boards a 15th century vessel under pirate law. Treason on board triggers a series of terrible events our protagonist overcomes while keeping his moral principle...
The Strange Case of Angelica
A young photographer falls in love with a woman he can't have, except in his dreams. The last photograph of a young bride was taken at the request of a wealthy family. The young woman appears to come ...
Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl
Macário spends an entire train journey to the Algarve talking to a woman he does not know about the trials and tribulations of his love life: straight after starting his first job as a book keeper at ...
From Now On
Dora divides her time between her work as a beautician, her policeman husband António, and her involvement in left-wing politics. A tale of love and how we must learn to cherish it against all odds in...
Carlos de Oliveira: Upon the Left Side
Carlos Oliveira's literary universe is re-enacted in a studio using the writer’s personal objects and manuscripts, and with the help of Luis Miguel Cintra and Fernando Lopes. Shot with the purpose to ...
One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
The Devil talks only through an image and tell his stories to an imprisoned writer.
Christopher Columbus, The Enigma
A true story of a doctor and his wife who went on a journey in order to prove that discoverer Christopher Columbus was in fact Portuguese. Inspired by the book "Cristóvão Colon Era Português".
Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin Mary. Now come...
The Days I Don’t Exist
There is a story that mixes fantasy, philosophy and everyday reality. The problem with Antoine Martin is that he only exists for one day out of two. He met a girl named Clémentine, who lives full time...
A Talking Picture
There is a meditation on civilization. Friends wave as a cruise ship leaves Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a pr...
Captains of April
The story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship, which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar, was told by two young army captains who we...
Monteiro moved far away from the visual opulence defined by his earlier films with his inspired adaptation of radical Swiss writer Robert Walser’s anti-fairy tale. Carefully restricting the image trac...
The story of a family of bull fighters.
The Heart's Root
The old town is located in Lisbon during the celebrations of Saint Anthony. A charismatic nationalist politician is the focus of the story. He met a young transvestite at the festival. Vicente, a poli...
Word and Utopia
The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery.
A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poe...
As Bodas de Deus
After receiving a visit from a messenger of God, João de Deus wins his buddy's girlfriend through a roll of the dice.
An anthology film drama featuring a poetic mirror structure based on existential identity. In "The Immortals," adapted from a Helder Prista Monteiro play, two famous doctors, an 80-year-old father, an...
Casa de Lava
The film tells the story of a nurse who leaves Lisbon to accompany an immigrant worker in a comatose sleep on his way home to Cape Verde. The devoted Portuguese nurse was lost in abstract drama when s...
Blind Man's Bluff
A blind beggar has his money taken from him. There is a dramatic situation in the street where he is begging every day.
Two Brothers, My Sister
The slow and painful destruction of a young, passive woman as she watches her family fall apart is the subject of this dark and intense drama. The family traumas have fallen on Maria's shoulders, as s...
Vincent, a young Swiss, is upset by his meeting with the city of Lisbon. He will meet two persons: a prostitute of high flight and a great writer fallen and suicidal.
One night Jorge will meet with a Japanese industrialist, who will allow him to abandon his teaching position and resume his chemical work. However, when he gets home he finds a person there.
Here on Earth
Miguel (Luis Miguel Cintra) is lucky that his income will only level off if he neglects his business as a financier, and his wife and family will be well supported. Why? Because he has begun hearing n...
Southern Portugal is the subject of a film-voyage called Zephyrus. A movie dealing metaphorically with the South of Portugal, singling it out as a place where various cultures came together and mix, g...
Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlos Paiva, a father's friend, to whom she is not attracted. They move to the Valley of Abrah...
The Divine Comedy
In a mental institution the patients see themselves as people like Jesus, Lázaro, Marta, Maria, Adão, Eve, Sonia, Raskolnikov, Aliosha e Ivan Karamasov, a Philosopher, a Profet, Santa Teresa d'Avila, ...
Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital. They don't seem to remember their mother, and are very much attac...
Recollections of the Yellow House
Lisbon, 1989. A middle-aged poor man, tormented by an illness, lives in a cheap room in a family boarding house, in the old section of the city's waterfront.
Where the Sun Beats
Laura lives in the country with her considerably older husband. When Nuno, her brother who study in Lisbon, pays a visit, he realizes that his sister does not have a happy life. He initiates a friends...
This odd film is a major representative of an even odder film genre: direct-to-celluloid opera. It was commissioned by the Portuguese master of style, director Manoel de Oliveira from composer João Pa...
A Propósito da Bandeira Nacional
The meaning of the Portuguese flag is the subject of a documentary.
12-year-old Miguel is punished because he has not done his homework properly: he must stay at his aunt's inn for holidays. First bored, then a friendship begins between him and other inn's regular hol...
Four years after the Portuguese revolution and the loss of the Portuguese empire in Africa, the story concerns a director who sells guns to raise money for his play.
This visually striking drama is taken from the classic Japanese novel Tales Of Genji by Marasaki Shikibu. Set in modern Portugal, Joao (Luis Miguel Cintra) is a left-wing political leader and ladies m...
Manoel de Oliveira plays his film in three stages: the first part - a play, the second can be roughly defined as a silent film (with the behind the scenes read excerpts from Beckett works), but in the...
Ninguém Duas Vezes
Director Jorge Silva Melo has developed a viable, though highly intellectual mystery story about the world of art and culture and murder in this somewhat theatrical presentation. When German artist Be...
In a specialized, hermetic drama about love won and lost, not necessarily by the same individuals, novice director Christine Laurent has focused on the backstage melodramas of an opera company. The co...
The Satin Slipper
During the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America. Meanwhile Prouhèze is sent to Africa to rule the ci...
Gestures and Fragments
"Essay on the Military and the Power", a phrase that also belongs to the title of "Gestures & Fragments", sums up the spirit of the film, based on three points of view on the same theme: Otelo Saraiva...
An adaptation of the Bluebeard tale and a 15th century Portuguese fable of a damsel who disguises herself as a knight is a bewitching combination.
Island of Loves
This film depicts the life of the 19th-century Portuguese writer Wenceslau De Moraes by means of nine ancient ballads from China. The writer married a Chinese woman after he left his wife and family t...
E Não se Pode Exterminá-lo?
The film of a performance of a selection of cabaret comedy sketches by Karl Valentin, with Jorge Silva Melo as stage director. The show was a complete success and has become almost legendary. Solveig ...
Nem Pássaro Nem Peixe
A woman isTranslating the front page of H.P. The book is called The Silver Key. Her husband is a journalist. The book describes the conflicts between the real and the imaginary, and how the film's cha...
O Outro Teatro ou As Coisas Pertencem a Quem as Torna Melhores
O Outro Teatro proposes a look at the independent theater manifestations that came in the wake of the pioneering gestures of Teatro Experimental do Porto.
A Pousada das Chagas
A representation of fiction and documentary about the museum of Óbidos, Portugal.
Fragments of an Alms-Film
Maria works in a German umbrella factory as the foreman of the production sector. João Lucas has given up on living a normal life and practically lives in bed, in the midst of green plants. His father...
He Goes Long Barefoot That Waits For Dead Men's Shoes
The tribulations of two friends who, in despair, start begging from door-to-door, and are given a bundle including, literally, a pair of deadman's shoes
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