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Rui Poças

“Quero muito fazer filmes portugueses.”

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    ZAMA

    Lucrecia Martel Argentina, 2017

    Nine years after The Headless Woman, Argentine master Lucrecia Martel returns with this ingenious adaptation of the frenzied first-person novel Zama, brilliantly inserting her own contemporary commentary on masculinity and colonialism. A singular and stupefying, cutting-edge period drama.

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    TO DIE LIKE A MAN

    João Pedro Rodrigues Portugal, 2009

    With echoes of Fassbinder, Godard and Almodóvar, João Pedro Rodrigues’s tragicomic melodrama of a Lisbon drag queen is redolent with color and desire. One of Portugal’s great filmmakers and a powerful force in new queer cinema, Rodrigues jubilantly plays with baroque theatrics and spiritual themes.

    THE LAST TIME I SAW MACAO

    João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues Portugal, 2012

    Evocatively remixing the essay film as a thriller, Portuguese auteurs João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata honor the gambling capital of the world with this oneiric trip. Macao is expressed here as if it were inside of a hazy, unforgettable dream reckoning with the shadow of colonialism.

    THE FACE YOU DESERVE

    Miguel Gomes Portugal, 2004

    Portuguese director Miguel Gomes emerged as a star on the 2000s festival circuit with offbeat, playful, inventively genre-bending visions like Tabu and Our Beloved Month of August. Here’s where he begins: a sweet, warped, colorful feature debut that took its director to Rotterdam.

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