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Paulo Rocha was born on December 22, 1935 in Porto, Portugal. He was a director and producer, known for A Ilha dos Amores (1982), O Rio do Ouro (1998) and A Raiz do Coração(2000). He died on December 29, 2012 in Porto.

Abandoned Lisbon Law School to dedicate himself to the movies, and founded Cine-Clube de Lisboa (CCC) with Nuno de Bragança, João Bénard da Costa, Pedro Tamen and Alberto Vaz da Silva. In 1962, concluded his studies at IDHEC, Paris, France, but he says he learned more watching time and again Jean Renoir and ‘Kenzo Mizoguchi’ films than in academic film studies

Paulo Rocha

Paulo Rocha Biography / Wiki

NamePaulo Rocha
Also Know
GenderMale
Known ForDirecting
Place of BirthPorto, Portugal
Date of Birth1935-12-22
Age(as in 2022)77
Deathday2012-12-29

Paulo Rocha Acting Movies

Movie NameCharacterRelease DateOverview
Encontros2006-07-07Mesmerized by the songs of Peroguarda villagers in southern Portugal’s Alentejo region, young Portuguese modern poet Antonio Reis, Corsican research…
Around Rocha’s TableSelf (archive footage)2021-08-08‘A Távola de Rocha’ enables us to enter Paulo Rocha’s universe, to gather memories and find, within his personal and professional relationships, a …
A Ilha de MoraesSelf1984-09-10This film, made as a “twin” of A ilha dos amores, was planned as a poetic documentary on the enigmatic life of Wenceslau de Moraes (1855-1929), the gr…
Island of LovesCamilo Pessanha1982-06-08This film depicts the life of the 19th-century Portuguese writer Wenceslau De Moraes by means of nine ancient ballads from China. The writer married a…
Three Less MeThe Melomaniac1988-02-19A young woman, working as sales-girl at a shopping center’s music shop, wants someone with whom to share her secrets. A distant mother separating from…
Passagem ou a Meio Caminho1986-02-25Ambulatory history, freely inspired by Georg Büchner’s biography (1813-37) and the reasons that led him first to political intervention and then to s…
On the Edge of the Horizon1993-11-24Spino, a pathologist, receives an unidentified body which looks familiar to him… himself, 30 years younger….
The Sound of the Shaking EarthHostel Doorman1990-10-22Freely based on Gide (‘Paludes’) and Hawthorne (‘Wakefield’), this is a film about a writer who never wrote anything and who blows at nightfall the br…
If I Were a Thief… I’d Steal2013-09-101920s. Vitalino, a small farmer from São Vicente sees his father die of the epidemic which decimated the country. Some years later, of all the brothe…
The Satin SlipperPremier Prête1985-09-24During the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America….
Lisboa no Cinema, Um Ponto de Vista1994-12-31The city during the beginning of cinema. The typical city at the time of the dictatorship. The New Lisbon of the New Cinema. Lisbon after the Revoluti…
FranciscaDoctor1981-12-03The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace….

Paulo Rocha Directing Movies

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
River of GoldDirector1998-05-18Carolina, an aging local grande dame who works at a crossing point on the titular river, marries another late-in-life character, the dredging-boat ope…
The Mountains of the MoonDirector1987-09-01This visually striking drama is taken from the classic Japanese novel Tales Of Genji by Marasaki Shikibu. Set in modern Portugal, Joao (Luis Miguel Ci…
The Green YearsDirector1963-11-29Nineteen-year-old Julio heads to Lisbon from the provinces and gets a job as a shoemaker for his uncle Raul. But when he meets Ilda, a confident young…
Island of LovesDirector1982-06-08This film depicts the life of the 19th-century Portuguese writer Wenceslau De Moraes by means of nine ancient ballads from China. The writer married a…
If I Were a Thief… I’d StealDirector2013-09-101920s. Vitalino, a small farmer from São Vicente sees his father die of the epidemic which decimated the country. Some years later, of all the brothe…
A Ilha de MoraesDirector1984-09-10This film, made as a “twin” of A ilha dos amores, was planned as a poetic documentary on the enigmatic life of Wenceslau de Moraes (1855-1929), the gr…
Change of LifeDirector1967-04-20After a stint in the army fighting in Angola, a soldier comes home to find his sweetheart has married his brother. He makes advances towards his siste…
VanityDirector2004-01-01Vanitas is the new feature film by veteran Portuguese director Paulo Rocha. With a script by Regina Guimarães, the film brings together actresses Isa…
As SereiasDirector2001-02-23The night of the summer solstice. Fireworks resound between the two banks of the river like a bombardment. On the water, boats appear and disappear. L…
Sever do Vouga… Uma ExperiênciaDirector1971-01-25Short film on the creation of an agricultural cooperative in the village of Sever do Vouga….
A Pousada das ChagasDirector1972-02-25A representation of fiction and documentary about the museum of Óbidos, Portugal….
Steel Mask Versus Blue AbyssDirector1988-06-06A world of strong colours between documentary and fiction, centered on the life and work of modernist painter Amadeo de Souza Cardoso….
The Heart’s RootDirector2000-10-18Set in the Lisbon during the festivities of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of lovers and the old town. The story is about Cato, a nationalist politi…
Oliveira, l’architecteDirector1993-10-06Paulo Rocha catches up with his “beloved subject” in Porto, where he made Douro, Faina Fluvial in 1929, and where today Oliveira reminisces about …
Portugaru San – O Sr. Portugal em TokushimaDirector1993-01-01Theatrical dramatization of Island of Loves….
Camões – Tanta Guerra, Tanto EnganoDirector1998-12-08A play directed by Silvina Pereira and filmed by Paulo Rocha….
Shohei Imamura: The Free ThinkerDirector1995-04-12Documentary about Japanese film director Shohei Imamura….
The HuntAssistant Director1964-01-20Two friends decide to go hunting but without guns, so that no accident will happen. As they stroll and talk, one of them falls into a hole in a hidden…
Acto da PrimaveraAssistant Director1963-04-10Local people of Curalha, a small village, keep a tradition of representing the Passion of Jesus, according to a 16th century text….
O PãoAssistant Director Trainee1959-11-03Each day, Man must work around the clock to produce and acquire bread: throwing the seeds into earth, helping the breeding of the corn, the corn’s rec…

Paulo Rocha Production Movies

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
The Mountains of the MoonProducer1987-09-01This visually striking drama is taken from the classic Japanese novel Tales Of Genji by Marasaki Shikibu. Set in modern Portugal, Joao (Luis Miguel Ci…
If I Were a Thief… I’d StealProducer2013-09-101920s. Vitalino, a small farmer from São Vicente sees his father die of the epidemic which decimated the country. Some years later, of all the brothe…
Steel Mask Versus Blue AbyssProducer1988-06-06A world of strong colours between documentary and fiction, centered on the life and work of modernist painter Amadeo de Souza Cardoso….
The Heart’s RootProducer2000-10-18Set in the Lisbon during the festivities of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of lovers and the old town. The story is about Cato, a nationalist politi…
VanityProducer2004-01-01Vanitas is the new feature film by veteran Portuguese director Paulo Rocha. With a script by Regina Guimarães, the film brings together actresses Isa…
Island of LovesProducer1982-06-08This film depicts the life of the 19th-century Portuguese writer Wenceslau De Moraes by means of nine ancient ballads from China. The writer married a…
The Conquest of FaroProducer2005-01-01Arriving in a hotel in the city of Faro, a couple learns there are no available tables left. When another couple agrees to share a table, they spark a…
The Swimming PoolProducer2004-09-01The way in which we cross, one time only, the space of a public swimming pool reminds us of life, from birth until the end….
QuerençaProducer2004-01-01In mid-September 1992, journalist Guida Fontes have to go to Luanda to cover the elections in Angola. In the meantime, she had committed herself to di…
O Guardador de RebanhosProducer1999-01-01A documentary about a family of goat herders in Portugal and the relationship between man and animals….

Writing

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
The Green YearsScreenplay1963-11-29Nineteen-year-old Julio heads to Lisbon from the provinces and gets a job as a shoemaker for his uncle Raul. But when he meets Ilda, a confident young…
If I Were a Thief… I’d StealScreenplay2013-09-101920s. Vitalino, a small farmer from São Vicente sees his father die of the epidemic which decimated the country. Some years later, of all the brothe…
Steel Mask Versus Blue AbyssScreenplay1988-06-06A world of strong colours between documentary and fiction, centered on the life and work of modernist painter Amadeo de Souza Cardoso….
The Heart’s RootScreenplay2000-10-18Set in the Lisbon during the festivities of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of lovers and the old town. The story is about Cato, a nationalist politi…
Change of LifeScreenplay1967-04-20After a stint in the army fighting in Angola, a soldier comes home to find his sweetheart has married his brother. He makes advances towards his siste…
Shohei Imamura: The Free ThinkerWriter1995-04-12Documentary about Japanese film director Shohei Imamura….
River of GoldScreenplay1998-05-18Carolina, an aging local grande dame who works at a crossing point on the titular river, marries another late-in-life character, the dredging-boat ope…
Island of LovesScreenplay1982-06-08This film depicts the life of the 19th-century Portuguese writer Wenceslau De Moraes by means of nine ancient ballads from China. The writer married a…
The Mountains of the MoonScreenplay1987-09-01This visually striking drama is taken from the classic Japanese novel Tales Of Genji by Marasaki Shikibu. Set in modern Portugal, Joao (Luis Miguel Ci…
A Ilha de MoraesWriter1984-09-10This film, made as a “twin” of A ilha dos amores, was planned as a poetic documentary on the enigmatic life of Wenceslau de Moraes (1855-1929), the gr…

Other Info

Movie NameJobRelease DateOverview
Change of LifeEditor1967-04-20After a stint in the army fighting in Angola, a soldier comes home to find his sweetheart has married his brother. He makes advances towards his siste…
River of GoldEditor1998-05-18Carolina, an aging local grande dame who works at a crossing point on the titular river, marries another late-in-life character, the dredging-boat ope…

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