• Greek Title Το ρόδο της ερήμου
  • English Title The desert rose
  • Original Title Rosa de Areia
  • Year: 1989
  • Genre: Experimental
  • Country: Portugal
  • Duration: 88'
  • Director: Margarida Cordeiro, António Reis
  • Scriptwriter: António Reis, Margarida Cordeiro
  • Cinematography: Acacio de Almeida
  • Editing: António Reis, Margarida Cordeiro
  • Sound: Jean-Paul Mugel
  • Cast: António Manuel Baptista, Constança Capdeville, Carlos Alberto Gomes, Ana Clara Guerra Marques, Fernando Lopes, Alberto Mendes, Francisco Nascimento, António Reis, Arnaldo Saraiva, Artur Semedo, Luís Silva, Pedro Tamen, Ana Umbelina
  • Production: Inforfilmes
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: Cinemateca Portuguesa
  • Print Source: Cinemateca Portuguesa
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In this more experimental and lesser-shown film, Reis and Cordeiro explore the Trás-os-Montes area again, but this time in a more philosophical and artistic mood. In Cordeiro's words: “A film to see and hear as though it were for the first time, as though it were the first film to come out of the earth and talk about it”, while according to Reis: “It is a film about the human condition. It is made of what illusions are made of: sounds, visions, rhythms, words, music. It develops freely in time and space, obeying its internal strengths. A film built on its inner appeals”.

António Reis & Margarida Martins Cordeiro:
António Reis (1927) began as a member of the Experimental Section of the Porto Film Club and worked as an assistant director on Manoel de Oliveira's The Rite of Spring (1962). After the documentary Jaime,he co-directed three more feature films with his partner Margarida Martins Cordeiro. In 1977, he became schoolmaster at the Film School in the National Conservatory and died in Lisbon in 1991. His life and film partner, Margarida Martins Cordeiro (1938) was a psychiatrist by profession.



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