Writers in Film: Portuguese Cinema at UCC


The University College Cork  with the support of the Instituto Camões will hold a portuguese cinema week, showing, from March 11 until March 15th five contemporary films by outstanding portuguese film directors, under the theme “Writers in Film”,  with english subtitles.

All Welcome – Admission Free. Sessions start at 6:15 pm

MONDAY, March 11th (Boole 1)

Florbela (Florbela) 

Vicente Alves do Ó, 2011 (119min)

Portrait of Portuguese poet, Florbela Espanca (1894 – 1930), set in 1920’s Portugal. She lived, wrote and died tragically.

TUESDAY, March 12th (Electrical Engineering L2)

A Costa dos Murmúrios (The Murmuring Coast)

Margarida Cardoso, 2004 (120min)

Based on the homonymous novel by Lídia Jorge (1946) set against the backdrop of Mozambique´s war of independence in the 1960s.

WEDNESDAY, March 13th (West Wing 5)

A Corte do Norte (The Northern Land)

João Botelho, 2008 (122min)

Cinema adaptation of the homonymous novel by Agustina Bessa-Luís (1922) inspired by the life of19th century Portuguese theatre actress Emília de Sousa.

THURSDAY, March 14th (Kane Building G18)

O Estranho Caso de Angélica (The Strange Case of Angelica)

Manuel de Oliveira, 2010 (97min)

Recently deceased beautiful Angelica comes back to life through the lenses of a young photographer´s camera…

This is one of Oliveira´s most recent films. The master of Portuguese cinema is still, at the young age of 104, producing an average of one film per year!


FRIDAY, March 15th (Boole 2)

José e Pilar (Jose and Pilar)

Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, 2010 (117min)

Documentary on José Saramago (1922 – 2010), the Nobel-laureate Portuguese writer (1998), and his wife, Pilar del Rio.