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3. Se a Memória Existe (1999)

25 min | Short

A dozen of the revolutionary Army officers that played eminent parts in the change of political regime in Portugal, from a military dictatorship to a social-democracy, read a book to a ... See full summary »

Director: João Botelho | Stars: Vasco Gonçalves, Pezarat Correia, Vasco Lourenço, Vítor Alves

Votes: 14

8. The Girl with the Dead Hand (2005)

16 min | Short, Drama

Cecília is sixteen years old. She has a prosthesis in her left hand and a new love, but she does not have her mother's attention.

Director: Alberto Seixas Santos | Stars: Rita Martins, Madalena Victorino, Bia Gomes, Maria Inês Soares

Votes: 23

10. Silvestre (1981)

120 min | Drama

The daughters of a nobleman give shelter to a stranger. After that visit ends with a severed hand, the pilgrim takes on different identities to seek revenge. The nobleman goes missing and his youngest has to pose as a knight to save him.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Teresa Madruga, Luís Miguel Cintra, Jorge Silva Melo

Votes: 253

12. Trails (1978)

120 min | Drama, Fantasy

For his feature debut Monteiro creatively borrowed from traditional Portuguese legends to craft a series of echoing, parallel tales of young couples desperately escaping cruel false fathers... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Manuela de Freitas, Luís de Sousa Costa, Francisco Domingues, Carmen Duarte

Votes: 176

13. Uma Abelha na Chuva (1972)

75 min | Drama

A married couple of rich and depressed noblemen destroy the lives of their servants out of spite.

Director: Fernando Lopes | Stars: Laura Soveral, João Guedes, Zita Duarte, Ruy Furtado

Votes: 219

16. Lisboa (1979 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

A documentary linking several districts of Lisbon with almost the entire history of Portugal.

Directors: Augusto Cabrita, Fernando Lopes | Star: Hernâni Santos

17. Nós por cá Todos Bem (1978)

80 min | Drama

A film crew goes to Várzea dos Amarelos visit the mother of the director, fixing some of the moments of the local life and listens to the old lady.

Director: Fernando Lopes | Stars: Zita Duarte, Vanda França, Adelaide João, Fernando Barradas

Votes: 22

21. Águas Vivas (1969)

12 min | Documentary, Short

Hot springs in Portugal, for treatment or pleasure, are as old the nation, and of a wide diversity.

Director: Alfredo Tropa | Stars: Laura Soveral, Ruy de Carvalho, Alexandre O'Neill

23. Seven Bullets for Selma (1967)

100 min | Action, Thriller

World peace is at stake if a spy-ring obtains the electronic device

Director: António de Macedo | Stars: Florbela Queiroz, Sinde Filipe, Tomás de Macedo, Osvaldo Medeiros

Votes: 10

27. The Puppeteer (1962)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

João Barbela is poor man who lives out of charity - what coins the people of Lisbon's popular districts give him as 'pay' for his puppeteering work. For the kids, he is like a king, Dom ... See full summary »

Director: Ernesto de Sousa | Stars: Raul Solnado, Glicínia Quartin, Luís Cerqueira, Costa Ferreira

Votes: 35

37. O Miúdo da Bica (1963)

84 min | Drama, Musical

The life of Fernando Farinha, from kid where he ran away to school - to sing the fado, and the condescension of the parents, although aspiring to have an "honest" job.

Director: Constantino Esteves | Stars: Fernando Farinha, Leónia Mendes, Rodolfo Neves, Cunha Marques

Votes: 17

38. O Despertar da Primavera (2010)

6 min | Short

One day between days of contemplating the Sun and the Nature in a sunny afternoon, where random serenity surrounds us at each morning and day, each month and year. A reflection on the ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo César Fajardo | Star: Filipe Sá

Votes: 29

44. Palavras Ditas (1984– )
Episode: Esta É a Ditosa Pátria, Minha Amada - Poesia Portuguesa IX (1984)

24 min | Talk-Show

The Host presents Camöens, and "interviews" him, reciting some of his poems, as biographical answers. Other poets are quoted in references to Camöens, and his life and social commentary.

Director: Nuno Teixeira | Stars: Mário Viegas, Irene Cruz, Bernardo Sarmento, Artur Mendonça

45. Palavras Ditas (1984– )
Episode: O Actor em Estado Geral de Graça - Poesia Portuguesa VII (1984)

28 min | Talk-Show

The present of three silent actors, illustrates the poems recited by the Host in which the relations between poetry and theater are addressed variously.

Director: Nuno Teixeira | Stars: Mário Viegas, Eugénio Salvador, Eunice Muñoz, Ruy de Carvalho