Gracinda, a young laundry washer, lives with her godfather, “Uncle” Jacinto, and together they run a family business, doing the laundry for residents of Lisbon in their small village in the outskirts of that city (Canecas). Unfortunately, the business is not going very well, but that changes when Gracinda decides to go to the city to try to convince Chico, “Uncle” Jacinto’s son, with whom she is in love, to return to the village and give new life to the business. The village is preparing for the annual festivities and a dispute erupts between “Uncle” Jacinto and his business rival , the widow Quiteria, when each of them invites different bands to play at the same time during the party and dances.
Tag Archives: Portugal
A Menina da Rádio / The Radio Girl / Missy Radio (1944) Arthur Duarte, Maria Matos, António Silva, Maria Eugénia, Comedy, Musical
Cipriano Lopes & D.Rosa Gonçalves are shopkeepers and hate each other. Yet, their children are madly in love with one another and music. Much to D.Rosa disgust, Cipriano Lopes launches a radio station, so that his daughter can show her skills thanks to the quality of her boyfriend’s compositions.
O que Há de Novo no Amor? / What’s New About Love? (2011) Hugo Alves, Mónica Santana Baptista, Joana Santos, João Cajuda, Nuno Casanovas, Drama, Romance
Julgamento / Trial (2007) Leonel Vieira, Júlio César, José Eduardo, Alexandra Lencastre, Drama, Thriller
In 1970, a man is tortured and murdered by the regime’s secret police. Now nearly 40 years later, his friend, who had also been tortured, recognizes the man he deems responsible for the murder of his friend. Along with three old friends and the victim’s daughter, they kidnap the man and take him to an isolated house. Once there, the concepts of justice and revenge begin to mix dangerously in a private trial with irreversible consequences.
Carolina (Isabel Ruth), an aging local grande dame who works at a crossing point on the titular river, marries another late-in-life character, the dredging-boat operator Antonio, played by Brazilian TV star Lima Duarte. Not long after their union, Carolina becomes intensely jealous of Antonio’s fondness for their winsome goddaughter, Joana (Joana Barcia), and insinuates herself into a relationship brewing between Joana and a mystical gypsy gold salesman, Ze of Gold (Joao Cardoso). Soon, tempers are flaring, mystical secrets are being revealed and death is hovering over the central characters.
Virgem Margarida / Virgin Margarida (2012) Licinio Azevedo, Iva Mugalela, Hermelinda Cimela, Sumeia Maculuva, Drama
1975, Mozambique’s rebirth. The young revolution sweeps the streets of Maputo from prostitutes and bad habits. Sent to re-education camps deep in the countryside, they will become «new women». Margarida, a sixteen year-old girl, was mistakenly taken. This is their story. Women bounded by adversity.
Veredas / Trails (1978) João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas, Luís de Sousa Costa, Francisco Domingues, Carmen Duarte, Arthouse, Cult, Drama
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.
Kiss Me (2004) António da Cunha Telles, Marisa Cruz, Manuel Wiborg, Nicolau Breyner, Clara Pinto Correia, Drama
This movie bring us a story about a woman named Laura (Marisa Cruz) that lives in a small portuguese town during the 50’s. Tired of living in such a small town she travells to a bigger town, in wich she’ll have the opportunity to feel free.