Cinema Programme

Cinema
In the cinema cycle, Open Doors: the House in the Cinema of Manoel de Oliveira, consisting of 17 films, we invite the spectator on a guided tour through the amorous and ironic, theatrical and accounting, memorialist and historiogr...
In an inclined street of a popular Lisbon quarter, Alfama, an old blind man has lost his box, where he keeps the charity alms. All he keeps in that old box painted with the mysterious initials ABLE, one can say that it is all that...
Despite living on the brink of poverty, Gebo continues his work as an accountant to support his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia. These three persons’ lives are sad and monotonous, focused on the absence of João, ...
The documentary begins with a car ride through the streets of old Porto, in which the director Manoel de Oliveira recalls a walk home with his mother at night, after seeing a play. From Batalha, they walked through the Rua 31 de J...
Gilbert Valence is a theatre actor. Talent and a long career have landed him a number of brilliant parts. But one evening right after the show, tragedy enters his life: his agent and old friend Georges tells him that his wife, his...
‘After all, we are the ones who compose the great human comedy that I call The Divine Comedy: pleasure for life, sex as an idol, power as supreme ambition, and death as the limitation of everything; or the acceptance of sufferin...

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