The Portuguese filmmaker tells us about his latest: a quasi-western shot in anamorphic widescreen following one man’s bird watching trip through the pressures of nature, mysterious cultural rites, and a bricolage of mythologies that transform him.
João Pedro Rodrigues is a Portuguese filmmaker who regularly collaborates with João Rui Guerra da Mata. Their films include the theme of transformation within a number of circumstances, including national identity. João was at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to present his latest short work, The King’s Body, in the Wavelengths program. It was… Continue reading João Pedro Rodrigues Interview (The King’s Body)
We can’t wait for you to see our 11th issue, which includes some of our very favourite filmmakers. Our two interviews in this issue are with filmmakers who made two of the best films of last year (corroborated by Cinema Scope‘s top ten list) and who were equally charming, insightful and funny when we talked… Continue reading Issue 11 (Matías Piñeiro, João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra Da Mata, Pinewood Toronto Studios and a Nagisa Oshima Video Essay) is now available!
João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata are Portuguese filmmakers who have worked together in various capacities since their first short film,Parabéns! (1997). Rodrigues has directed three feature films – O Fantasma (2000), Two Drifters (2005) and To Die Like a Man (2009) – where genres are mixed to tell stories that each… Continue reading João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata Interview (The Last Time I Saw Macao)