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.
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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.
O Cerco / The Circle (1970) António da Cunha Telles, Maria Cabral, Miguel Franco, Ruy de Carvalho, Mário Jacques, Drama
Esquece Tudo O Que Te Disse / Forget Everything I’ve Told You (2002) António Ferreira, Custódia Gallego, António Capelo, Amélia Corôa, Fernando Taborda, Drama, Comedy
Quaresma / Lent (2003) José Álvaro Morais, Beatriz Batarda, Filipe Cary, Rita Durão, Ricardo Aibéo, Drama
David is married, has a daughter, and is about to leave Portugal with his family. But with his grandfather’s death, he has to return to his village before he leaves, and to a family he hasn´t seen in a long time. And a journey that was supposed to last the time of a burial, turns out to be a stay of several days. Because there David meets Ana, the wife of his cousin, and lets himself be caught by her disturbed but enchanting woman’s spell…
O Fatalista / The Fatalist (2005) João Botelho, Rogério Samora, André Gomes, Rita Blanco, Suzana Borges, Drama
Everything good or bad that happens to us “down here” is written “up there”. This is the phrase most loved by Tiago (a translation of Jacques, because it comes from the saints), a chauffeur by profession, in order to justify his surprising action when he drives his boss through a strange Portugal in the delirious and endless story of his love-affairs.
Um Adeus Português / A Portuguese Farewell (1986) João Botelho, Isabel de Castro, Ruy Furtado, Maria Cabral, Fernando Heitor, Drama
PORTUGUESE AFRICA, 1973. Slowly, we have plenty of time: the words of the Second Lieutenant to the small band of soldiers he commands. A land mine exploding on the forest track, the patrol lost in the forest. The death of a soldier, shots in the night. Involved in a war in which the enemy is never seen, the mud-splattered soldiers methodically carry out the final pilgrimage without bitterness or glory, the tame farewell of a generation to five centuries of Portuguese presence in Africa: a story of war.