Estefãnia is an old, rich, strict catholic woman, and when she sets her eyes on a couple of servants who have no means to bring up properly their youngest son, António, she decides to move her influences in order to make a priest out of him.
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Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites / Five Days, Five Nights (1996) José Fonseca e Costa, Paulo Pires, Sinde Filipe, Vítor Norte, Drama
Portugal by the end of the 40’s. André escapes from jail and has to leave the country. In Oporto, some of his friends find him a guide, a drunken quarrelsome smuggler named Lambaça, who knows Trás-os-Montes border well.
A Outra Margem / The Other Side (2007) Luís Filipe Rocha, Filipe Duarte, Maria d’Aires, Tomás Almeida, Drama
A Costa dos Murmúrios / The Murmuring Coast (2004) Margarida Cardoso, Beatriz Batarda, Filipe Duarte, Monica Calle, Drama
A Tempestade da Terra / Earth Storm (1998) Fernando D’Almeida e Silva, Maria de Medeiros, João Grosso, Ângelo Torres, Drama, Romance, Thriller
A Raiz do Coração / The Heart’s Root (2000) Paulo Rocha, Luís Miguel Cintra, Joana Bárcia, Isabel Ruth, Drama
A Raiz do Coração (A Root of the Heart) is a Portuguese film set in the Lisbon during the festivities of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of lovers and the old town. The story is about Cato, a nationalist politician who is charismatic and unscrupulous.
Day breaks on the eighth floor in a suburban neighbourhood of Lisbon and 14-year-old Bruno’s grandfather is still in hospital. Doctors give him only a few days to live. The imminence of death and the void that it will leave force Bruno to become the man of the house, where he lives with his mother Mónica, who is in her 30s, and his three-year-old sister Érica.
Cats Have No Vertigo / Os Gatos não Têm Vertigens (2014) António-Pedro Vasconcelos, Maria do Céu Guerra, João Jesus, Fernanda Serrano, Comedy, Drama
An 18 year old boy with a complicated life starts a criminal career but ends up on a rooftop of Lisbon. On the apartment below lives a recently widowed, lonely old lady. Against all odds and her family’s will, they become each others best company.
Lá Fora / Outside (2004) Fernando Lopes, Alexandra Lencastre, Rogério Samora, Maria João Abreu, Drama
Laura works as a newscaster and José Maria as a stockbroker, and while they live in the same housing complex, their lives never cross directly. Nevertheless, he watches her from a distance, seeing all her movements without her knowledge. But their lives finally meet when he is invited onto her news program. From there, a romance begins which coincides with the desire of two beings who finally find a reason to seek love once again.
A crew of construction workers starts destroying a distant ancient film production factory, regarded as an eye sore. They burn left-over reels of old unrecognised films. Manô, an unknown and unremembered film character from the cinema popular in the forties, narrowly escapes extinction and mysteriously projects himself from a piece of celluloid film into the real world. Being a black and white mute film character, and unaware of the new Portugal that awaits him, this hilarious comical character will try to adapt and survive in the new world that surounds him in the capital of Lisbon.