• Original Title Trás-os-Montes
  • Year: 1976
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Portugal
  • Duration: 111'
  • Director: Margarida Cordeiro, António Reis
  • Scriptwriter: António Reis, Margarida Cordeiro
  • Cinematography: Acacio de Almeida
  • Editing: António Reis, Margarida Cordeiro
  • Sound: António Reis, Margarida Cordeiro
  • Cast: Εμφανίζονται: Albino S. Pedro, Carlos Margarido, Mariana Margarido, Luis Ferreira, Armando Manuel, Rosalía Comba, Rui Ferreira, Natalia Soeiro, Ilda Almeida, Adília Cruz Pimentel, Furtunato Pires, Maria da Glória Alves, José Manuel Fernandes, Aurora Afonso, Maria Piedade Alves, Amador Antão, José António, José Luís Coelho
  • Production: Centro Português de Cinema (CPC)
  • Co-production: Tobis Portuguesa, RTP
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: Cinemateca Portuguesa
  • Print Source: Cinemateca Portuguesa
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This hybrid ethno-fiction documentary focuses on the remote and impoverished northeastern Portuguese region of Trás-os-Montes. The film captures the endangered rural life and poetically contrasts its cyclical time with the linear time of progress. According to the important representative of the ethnographic cinema Jean Rouch: “This film, to me, is a revelation of a new cinematographic language. Never, as far as I know, has a director managed to capture the cinematographic expression of a region: that is, a difficult communion between man, landscape and the seasons. Despite the barriers in a language that is as rough as the granite in the mountains, the ghosts of an undoubtedly essential myth suddenly appear, in the curve of a new path, because we have recognized them even before we met them”.

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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