Category Archives: Portugal

A brief review of Werner Schroeter’s “Nuit de chien” [2008 Germany, Portugal, France]

Werner Schroeter was an important director of the Neuer Deutscher Film (New German Cinema). He was also an influence on R W Fassbinder, who considered him an artistic equal. It is easy to see why – they both shared … Continue reading

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Reflections on Portuguese History – ‘Non’, ou A Vã Glória de Mandar [1990 Portugal]

Apart from being the most revered director in Portugal, Manoel de Oliveira must surely also be the granddad among all veterans – he started making films in 1931, and is still going strong at the time of writing. That’s … Continue reading

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“Tabu”, and Paradise Lost in Colonial Africa [2012 Portugal]

Rest assured, a lot of us will get to hear about one Miguel Gomes in coming years – an impressive and insightful young director from Portugal. I say so, despite having seen only the latest of his three features … Continue reading

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