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1. Ana (1982)
115 min | Drama
It is a sincere and naive film that combines the themes of nature-man, modernism-man in Rilke's poets with a local narrative.
2. Conversa Acabada (1981)
100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The film was to be a documentary, but evolved during production to a fictional film. It nevertheless adheres strictly to the poems and letters exchanged by two of the most outstanding names... See full summary »
3. Gestos e Fragmentos (1983)
90 min | Documentary
An essay on the military revolutionary movement of April 25, 1974, based on first-person retrospective of events the coup leader, Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, until the end to the ... See full summary »
7. O Lugar do Morto (1984)
120 min | Drama, Mystery
Alvaro, a divorced journalist with a complicated love life, watches someone he doesn't know killing himself after a fight with a woman who he gave a lift. Intrigued by that mysterious ... See full summary »
10. Saudades para Dona Genciana (1986)
Dona Elvira promises to get a job from José through the typical Portuguese wedge. In parallel, they are bizarre aspects and eccentric figures of the city life, including the tragedy of the actress Maria Alves.
14. Um Adeus Português (1986)
85 min | Drama
In Africa, during the colonial war, a patrol is lost in the bush and a soldier dies in operation. Twelve years later, in Portugal, the soldier family meets in peace.
15. Hovering Over the Water (1986)
143 min | Drama, Romance
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... See full summary »
17. Mon cas (1986)
92 min | Drama, Fantasy
Four versions of the same story, first in the perspective of a theatre play, second in the perspective of a silent film, third in the perspective of a film of the 50s and finally in a biblical philosophical perspective.
18. O Desejado (1987)
117 min | Drama
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.
20. Duma Vez por Todas (1987)
99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Lisbon by night, through the eyes of a young woman who lives freely, and a neighbour who follows her everywhere, from a distance.
23. Uma Rapariga no Verão (1986)
80 min | Drama
Isabel, a girl in her late teens, is unable to determine herself and understand herself - lost in the memory of her late mother, living with her father and sister, and discovering love with... See full summary »
25. Matar Saudades (1988)
85 min | Drama
A 47 year old man who immigrated illegally to France, returns to his village and faces the changes that took place there, even the bride he had left is involved with another man. At that ... See full summary »
30. Recollections of the Yellow House (1989)
122 min | Comedy, Drama
Lisbon, 1989. A middle-aged poor idiot, tormented by an illness, lives in a cheap room in a family boarding house, in the old section of the city's waterfront.
31. Três Menos Eu (1988)
90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young woman, working as sales-girl at a shopping center's music shop, wants someone with whom to share her secrets. A distant mother separating from her father, an aunt who emigrated to ... See full summary »
32. Uma Pedra no Bolso (1988)
A story of initiation and struggle with adulthood: on vacation at the inn of an aunt by the sea, Miguel meets Luísa, fisherman João and Dr. Fernando, three characters that will mark the entrance of his first "stone in his pocket.
33. 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)
110 min | Drama, History, War
Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily ... See full summary »
35. Terra Fria (1992)
100 min | Drama
In the forties, in a little settlement lost amidst the mountains of Trás-os-Montes, Leonardo tries to survive by buying and selling marten and fox furs, dreaming of the day he'll close a ... See full summary »
38. Onde Bate o Sol (1989)
88 min | Drama
Laura lives in Vouzela with her husband, a lot older than her. When Nuno, her brother, visits her, she realizes that Laura does not have a happy life.
39. Retrato de Família (1991)
102 min | Drama
Ofelia is the daughter of photographer Miguel and of deceased circus artist Lea. When her father is hospitalised with a nervous breakdown, she decides to find out the reason and in doing so... See full summary »
40. Coitado do Jorge (1993)
110 min | Drama
One night Jorge will meet with a Japanese industrialist, who will allow him to abandon his teaching position and resume his chemical work. However, when he gets home he finds a person there.
43. Adeus Princesa (1992)
93 min | Drama, Mystery
Mitó lives in a small village and is the son of the local Comunist Party leader, she is 18 years-old and is about to graduate from the high-school she must attend at Beja - the nearest town... See full summary »
44. Ilhéu da Contenda (1996)
110 min | Drama
Cape Verde, 1964. At the feet of a mighty volcano, the traditional Cape Verdean society is undergoing a steady change. The old land-owning aristocracy is disintegrating. A class of "... See full summary »
49. A Divina Comédia (1991)
140 min | Drama
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.
55. Aqui na Terra (1993)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Miguel is a successful economist until his father's death plunges him into a strange obscure world of fears, strange sounds and psychological isolation. He quits his job, drifts away from ... See full summary »
57. Pandora (1995)
It was September in Lisbon. Elsa's young daughter leaves with her father, and Teresa, a friend's friend, comes to stay in her room. One night the two women go out and meet Raul, a vagrant ... See full summary »
58. Três Irmãos (1994)
108 min | Drama
Lisboa, Portugal, mid-1990s. Three brothers, a young woman and two young men, are living together, careless of the future, or even the present. They love each other, but one day they go ... See full summary »
59. Chá Forte com Limão (1993)
101 min | Drama, Mystery
In the summer of 1870, Raquel, who owns a farm, and lives secluded in her mansion with an old butler and a handful of servants, feels proud when an odd acquaintance comes by. Adriana and ... See full summary »
65. Vale Abraão (1993)
187 min | Drama
Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to ... See full summary »