Manuela de Freitas
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João Vuvu, a widower with no family, except for a son who is serving time for dual murder and armed bank robbery, lives alone in his own, large, sunny house that shows signs of wealth in an old neighbourhood of Lisbon
An impossible love. Two young people in love. Vera and John can’t find a space nor time, nor identity in this life that can solve this love. Apparently everything is beneficial to them, their families, friends and the land where they live. The issue is time. The time they don’t actually have (studies, families, distant houses) and the time of their own life. (Letterboxd)
João de Deus receives a suitcase full of money from a Heavenly Messenger, spends it on girls and the good life, only to find real love when he's broke. (imdb)
João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute. Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and purity to attain heaven. The surrounding world, however, does not comply with his decaying vision of lust and decay as a way of achieving his purpose.
Loosely based on Gide ('Paludes') and Hawthorne ('Wakefield'), this is a film about a writer who didn't write anything and who blows at night the breath of frozen air. These words come from a poem by Carlos Queiroz. Although they are not quoted within the film, they define its tone. (FilmAffinity)
Lisbon, 1989. A poor devil, middle aged, lives in a room in cheap lodgings on the old outlying districts of town. Tortured by illness and by several vicissitudes, the idiot - who survives on Schubert and a vague fondness for cinema as a form of resistance to poverty - is thrown out into the street after he tries to seduce the daughter of the owner of the lodgings... Silver Lion at the Venice Festival, "Recollections of the Yellow House" brought renown to the director on an international scale.
Rita is an 18-year-old Portuguese teen who is upset when her Parisian cousin Ann comes to visit. The two teenage girls quarrel with each other, and Rita and her boyfriend Antonio argue. Soon, Ann and Antonio fall in love, and the jealous Rita tries to break up the happy couple, and Antonio takes her back when Ann finally returns to Portugal.
João is the spiritual heir (the term he prefers to bastard) of Manuel Brandão, his dying godfather, and at the same time the political leader of a small party of a disintegrating governmental coalition. (imdb)
Laura Rossellini, a widow from Rome, vacations on the Algarve coast one hot summer. One day while sunbathing, she finds a wounded man named Robert drifting in the surf on a rubber raft. She takes him home, and, after he is revived, learns his story. As they talk, their mutual attraction grows, until a group of armed men suddenly arrives looking for Robert. (imdb)
A poetic journey in the heart of Portugal. They were two. A man and a woman that met and traveled down from the Tras-os-Montes to the sea. Legends and steep and rocks, faces and sounds... In the film, the chant of a country's history eight century long is passed on.
Vanda is a young widow, with a number of marriages past her, who tends to venerate each deceased husband, as much as she betrays and denigrates the present one. (imdb)
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 expressly desired that his son film this eccentric daily life in 8 mm format. Maria's wages are dilapidated to the last penny by this amateur, monstrous, family movie production.