After showing the painting by José Malhoa, O Fado (1910), the film recreates the scene, with the woman singing the song - very popular in Portugal due to Amália Rodrigues rendition - and the man playing the Portuguese guitar.
Did You Know?
This is the sixth of twelve shorts intended by the director to illustrate as much popular Fado songs, sung by Amália Rodrigues
, with images related to the lyrics, filmed on location, or recreated in the studio. Only eleven shorts were finished and distributed: Fado - Amália (1947), Fado do Emigrante (1947), Fado - Eu Disse Adeus (1947), Fado - Lamentos (1947), Fado - Lisboa (1947), Fado - Malhoa (1947), Fado - O Meu Amor na Vida (1947), Fado - Mouraria (1947), Fado - A Ronda dos Bairros (1947), Fado - Rua do Sol (1947), Fado - Só à Noitinha (1947). See more
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