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Agustina Bessa-Luís

Agustina Bessa-Luís was born on October 15, 1922 in Vila Mea, Amarante, Portugal as Maria Augustina Ferreira Teixeira de Bessa. She is a writer and actress, known for Vale Abraão (1993), The Convent (1995) and Magic Mirror (2005). See full bio »

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Vale Abraão
Vale Abraão Writer
The Convent
The Convent Writer
Magic Mirror
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 2008 A Corte do Norte (novel)
 2006 Ela por Ela (TV Series)
 2005 A Conquista de Faro (Short)
 2005 Magic Mirror (inspired by the book "A Alma dos Ricos")
 2002 O Princípio da Incerteza (novel "Jóia de Família")
 1998 Anxiety (story "Mãe de Um Rio")
 1996 Party (dialogue)
 1995 The Convent (inspired by an idea from)
 1993 Vale Abraão (novel)
 1993 Visita ou Memórias e Confissões (Documentary) (dialogue)
 1981 Francisca (novel "Fanny Owen")
 1981 Xarope de Orgiata (TV Movie)
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(novel) "Um Cão Que Sonha"

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One of the most important Portuguese writers. She always put in her works, the theme of the Woman and her influence on male behaviour. Agustina's women are apparently weak, but their choices and actions always have a deep effect on the feelings of their men. See more »

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