Best Portuguese Films

A list of the best films, short films and documentaries that I watched made in Portugal
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Tabu (2012)
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A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa. (118 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
2.
Blood of My Blood (2011)
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A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week. (131 mins.)
Director: João Canijo
 
3.
Montanha (2015)
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a visually intense and poetic coming-of-age film portrays the fourteen-years-old David who is forced to become the man of the house while his grandfather lives last days in hospital. (90 mins.)
Director: João Salaviza
 
4.
A Caixa (1994)
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Stories of various individuals living in a poor district of Lisbon are intertwined with the sad life of a blind street vendor whose only means of support is his elm box. (93 mins.)
 
5.
Letters from War (2016)
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Based on António Lobo Antunes's novel, a collection of letters written by a young soldier, doctor and a aspirant writer... (105 mins.)
Director: Ivo Ferreira
 
6.
Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)
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Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic. (125 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
7.
Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (2015)
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Continuation of the Arabian Nights stories by the structure were adapted to modern life in Portugal in three innings and the third chapter "The Owners of Dixie" has three chapters. (131 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
8.
Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One (2015)
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The final trilogy of adaptation of Arabian Nights story by the structure in Portugal modern life between 2013-2014 in three chapter. (125 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
9.
Abraham's Valley (1993)
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Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr... (187 mins.)
 
10.
The Green Years (1963)
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Julio, aged nineteen, has just left the provinces to settle down in the outskirts of Lisbon. He lives... (91 mins.)
Director: Paulo Rocha
 
11.
A Divina Comédia (1991)
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Patients in a mental institution see themselves as Adam and Eve, Sonia and Raskolnikov, a Philosopher and a Prophet, Alyosha and Ivan Karamazov, Jesus, Lazarus, Martha, Mary and St Teresa of Avila. (140 mins.)
 
12.
Os Maias: Cenas da Vida Romântica (2014)
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The tragedy and comedy in Carlo's life begins, grows and ends like the tragedy and comedy of Portugal... (139 mins.)
Director: João Botelho
 
13.
Goodnight Irene (2008)
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Two solitary men embark on a journey to find a missing woman, driven by friendship, a desire for freedom, and a wish to taste life to the fullest. (98 mins.)
 
14.
April Captains (2000)
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Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it. (123 mins.)
 
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Disquiet (2010)
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A room in Lisbon. A man dreams and establishes a theory to make it come true. This film is based on The Book of Disquiet ... (90 mins.)
Director: João Botelho
 
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Belarmino (1964 Documentary)
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Interview with a has-been boxing champion «who could have been great», probing, and soul revealing. (80 mins.)
Director: Fernando Lopes
 
19.
Rafa (2012 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: João Salaviza
 
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Chorus (2014 Short Film)
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Two points of view. One extreme event. Two voices. There is no more air, not any more, nothing. So much time wasted on little things. (23 mins.)
Director: Tiago Guedes
 
21.
Arena (2009 Short Film)
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A young man under house arrest spends his time in the best way he can by making some tattoos. His relative... (15 mins.)
Director: João Salaviza