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The Portuguese Masters

by Lúcia Carneiro
A list of essential, definitive filmmakers from Portugal and their top-of-the-list must-see films. JOÃO CÉSAR MONTEIRO Must see: ‘Recordacoes da Casa Amarela’; ‘A Comedia de Deus’. MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA Must see: ‘Aniki-Bobo’; ‘Amor de Perdicao’. ANTÓNIO REIS / MARGARIDA CORDEIRO Must see: ‘Tras-os-Montes’; ‘Jaime’. PEDRO COSTA Must see: ‘No Quarto da Vanda’; ‘Juventude em Marcha’. JOSÉ COTTINELLI TELMO Must see: ‘A Cancao de Lisboa’. PAULO ROCHA Must see: ‘Os Verdes Anos’; ‘Mudar de Vida’. FERNANDO LOPES Must see: ‘Belarmino’; ‘Uma Abelha na Chuva’. MIGUEL GOMES Must see: ‘Aquele Querido Mes de Agosto’; ‘Tabu’. JOSÉ FONSECA E COSTA Must see:… Read more

A list of essential, definitive filmmakers from Portugal and their top-of-the-list must-see films.

JOÃO CÉSAR MONTEIRO
Must see: ‘Recordacoes da Casa Amarela’; ‘A Comedia de Deus’.

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA
Must see: ‘Aniki-Bobo’; ‘Amor de Perdicao’.

ANTÓNIO REIS / MARGARIDA CORDEIRO
Must see: ‘Tras-os-Montes’; ‘Jaime’.

PEDRO COSTA
Must see: ‘No Quarto da Vanda’; ‘Juventude em Marcha’.

JOSÉ COTTINELLI TELMO
Must see: ‘A Cancao de Lisboa’.

PAULO ROCHA
Must see: ‘Os Verdes Anos’; ‘Mudar de Vida’.

FERNANDO LOPES
Must see: ‘Belarmino’; ‘Uma Abelha na Chuva’.

MIGUEL GOMES
Must see: ‘Aquele Querido Mes de Agosto’; ‘Tabu’.

JOSÉ FONSECA E COSTA
Must see: ‘Os Demonios de Alcacer Quibir’; ‘Cinco Dias e Cinco Noites’.

JOÃO CANIJO
Must see: ‘Ganhar a Vida’; ‘Sangue do Meu Sangue’.

JOSÉ LEITÃO DE BARROS
Must see: ‘Ines de Castro’; ‘Camoes’.

JOSÉ ALVARO MORAIS
Must see: ‘O Bobo’; ‘Zefiro’.

JOÃO BOTELHO
Must see: ‘Conversa Acabada’.

TERESA VILLAVERDE
Must see: ‘Os Mutantes’.

ARTUR DUARTE is still missing from MUBI. He was the most successful portuguese filmmaker of all time, having produced timeless comedies during the 40s and 50s, most of which are still relevant and popular today. ‘O Costa do Castelo’ and ‘O Leao da Estrela’ are among the most revisited.

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