The cinema of Portugal began in the end of the 19th century. And it started to develop immediately. A number of Portugal movies were shot during 1910s and 1920s: The kidnapping of an Actress (1907), Grisette (1908), Malmequer (1918). In 1940s Manoel de Oliveira, the famous director, shot his first Portuguese films Aniki-Bóbó (1942), Douro, Faina Fluvial (1931). In 1930s a new genre of Portuguese movies appeared "A Comédia À Portuguesa". The Golden Age started with the release of A Canção de Lisboa, and dominated in the Portugal films for twenty years. It opened the way to the Novo Cinema in the 1960s with directors such as Fernando Lopes, Paulo Rocha or António da Cunha Telles. After 1974, the year of revolution,the production of cinema, the main films' themes in Portugal changed. The state became the main employer. During 1990s and 2000s Portuguese cinema started to rise up. In 2005 there were over 10 new releases of movies. Few of them were co-production movies. Portugal's most successful film was O Crime do Padre Amaro. In 2011 the most notable movies filmed in Portugal were Blood Of My Blood by by João Canijo and Deste Lado da Ressurreição by Joaquim Sapinho.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (91 votes)

Embargo

Nuno is a man working at a hot dog stand, who also invented a machine which promises to revolutionize the shoe industry- a foot scanner. In the middle of a gasoline embargo and finding himself in a strange predicament, Nuno becomes mysteriously confined to his car, finding his life suddenly embargoed.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10 (395 votes)

O Estranho Caso de Angélica

Set in the 1950s, a photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.

Rating: 8 out of 10 (0 votes)

The Notebook

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.


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