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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 Abraham's Valley (1993), The Convent (1995) and Magic Mirror (2005). See full bio »
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 2006 Ela por Ela (TV Series)
 2005 A Conquista de Faro (Short)
 2005 Magic Mirror (inspired by the book "A Alma dos Ricos")
 2002 The Uncertainty Principle (novel "Jóia de Família")
 1998 Anxiety (story "Mãe de Um Rio")
 1996 Party (dialogue)
 1995 The Convent (inspired by an idea from)
 1993 Abraham's Valley (novel)
 1982 Memories and Confessions (dialogue)
 1981 Francisca (novel "Fanny Owen")
 1981 Xarope de Orgiata (TV Movie)
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 2001 Porto of My Childhood
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 2006 Ela por Ela (TV Series)
 2006 Conversazione a Porto (Documentary)
 2002 Globos de Ouro 2001 (TV Movie)
Herself (Honorary Award)
 1996 Jet 7 (TV Series)
Himself (1997)
 1996 Falatório (TV Series)
Herself (1997)
 1993 Interiores (TV Series)
 1978 Ma Femme Chamada Bicho (Documentary)

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Other Works:

(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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