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João Pedro Rodrigues Interview (The King’s Body)

The King's Body

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 our great pleasure to meet again and talk about his latest shorts and what’s he’s working on next.



This interview is from our extensive 2013 Toronto International Film Festival coverage and the full length interview was released in November 2013.

By Christopher Heron

Christopher Heron is one of the co-founders of The Seventh Art. He's conducted over 60 long-form interviews for the publication, and his written work includes numerous video essays, investigating formal traits in films and filmmakers. He received his MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, where his work explored cinematic representations of urban space with special attention paid to the films of Pedro Costa and Tsai Ming-liang.