João Botelho

João Botelho

Portuguese filmmaker. He studied at Comibra University’s Faculdade de Ciências and at Porto University’s Faculdade de Engenharia. He was the director of CITAC. He was part of the Coimbra and Porto cinema clubs. He taught at Escola Técnica de Matosinhos, worked as an illustrator for children’s books and as a graphic arts professional since 1970. He studied at the National Conservatory’s Escola de Cinema. He was a film critic for newspapers and magazines and founded the cinema magazine M. He started directing with two short-films for RTP and the feature-length documentary “Os Bonecos de Santo Aleixo” for the Paz dos Reis coop. His films have received awards at Figueira da Foz, Antuérpia, Rio de Janeiro, Venice, Berlin, Salsomaggiore, Pesaro, Belfort, Cartagena and Varna, among other festivals. He was twice awarded the OCIC prize by Casa da Imprensa and Sete de Ouro. All his feature-length films had commercial releases in Portugal, almost all of them in France, and some in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan. A full retrospective of his work was screened at Bergamo (1996), at La Rochelle, along with the publication of a monograph (1998), and at Cinemateca de Luxemburgo (2002). He was bestowed the Commendation for cultural merit of the Order of Prince Henry (2005).

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2017 – Peregrinação

2016 – O Cinema, Manoel de Oliveira e Eu

2015 – Nos Campos em Volta

2014 – A Arte da Luz tem 20.000 Anos

2014 – Quatro

2014 – Os Maias

2012 – Enquanto la l’héngua fur cantada

2010 – Filme do Desassossego

2010 – Oh, Lisboa Meu Lar!

2009 – Para Que Este Mundo Não Acabe

2008 – A Corte do Norte

2007 – Corrupção

2007 – A Terra Antes do Céu

2006/07 – A Baleia Branca, uma Ideia de Deus

2006 – Avé Maria

2005 – O Fatalista

2005 – A Luz na Ria Formosa

2003 – A Mulher que acreditava ser Presidente dos Estados Unidos da América

2003 – As Mãos e as Pedras

2001 – Quem és Tu?

1999 – Se a Memória Existe

1998 – Tráfico

1996 – 13 Filmes X 3’

1994 – Três Palmeiras

1993 – Aqui na Terra

1991 – No Dia dos Meus Anos

1987 – Tempos Difíceis

1985 – Um Adeus Português, 1985

1980 – Conversa Acabada

1978 – Alexandre e Rosa

1977 – O Alto do Cobre

1977 – Um Projecto de Educação popular

1977 – Os Bonecos de Santo Aleixo

Amarante Abramovici

André Gil Mata

André Godinho

André Príncipe

André Santos

André Valentim Almeida

Anna da Palma

Aya Koretzky

Bruno de Almeida

Carlos Braga

Catarina Alves Costa

Catarina Mourão

Catarina Vasconcelos

César Pedro

Cláudia Alves

Cláudia Clemente

Cláudia Varejão

Daniel Veloso

Diana Andringa

Diogo Costa Amarante

Dulce Fernandes

Edgar Feldman

Eva Ângelo

Fátima Ribeiro

Fernando Matos Silva

Fernando Vendrell

Filipa César

Filipa Reis

Filipe Araújo

Filipe Carvalho

Francisco Carvalho

Frederico Serra

Gabriel Abrantes

Giuliane Maciel

Hiroatsu Suzuki

Ico Costa

Inês de Medeiros

Inês Oliveira

Inês Sapeta Dias

Isabel Aboim Inglez

Ivo M. Ferreira

Jeanne Waltz

João Botelho

João Canijo

João Mário Grilo

João Matos Silva

João Miller Guerra

João Nicolau

João Pedro Rodrigues

João Pinto Nogueira

João Rosas

João Rui Guerra da Mata

João Salaviza

João Trabulo

João Viana

Joaquim Pavão

Joaquim Pinto

Jorge António

Jorge Cramez

Jorge Silva Melo

José Filipe Costa

José Maria Vaz da Silva

José Nascimento

José Vieira

Júlio Alves

Leonor Areal

Leonor Noivo

Leonor Teles

Luciana Fina

Luís Alves de Matos

Luísa Homem

Madalena Miranda

Manuel Mozos

Marco Leão

Marco Martins

Margarida Cardoso

Margarida Gil

Margarida Leitão

Margarida Rêgo

Mariana Gaivão

Marina Estela Graça

Maureen Fazendeiro

Miguel Clara Vasconcelos

Miguel Gomes

Miguel Moraes Cabral

Mónica Lima

Monique Rutler

Nathalie Mansoux

Nuno Amorim

Paulo Abreu

Paulo Filipe Monteiro

Paulo Guilherme

Pedro Augusto Almeida

Pedro Cabeleira

Pedro Caldas

Pedro Filipe Marques

Pedro Peralta

Pedro Pinho

Pedro Sena Nunes

Pierre-Marie Goulet

Raquel Freire

Regina Guimarães

Renata Sancho

Ricardo Costa

Rita Azevedo Gomes

Rita Barbosa

Rosa Coutinho Cabral

Rossana Torres

Saguenail

Salomé Lamas

Sandro Aguilar

Sérgio Tréfaut

Sofia Bost

Solveig Nordlund

Susana Nobre

Susana Sousa Dias

Takashi Sugimoto

Telmo Churro

Teresa Garcia Fernandes

Teresa Prata

Teresa Villaverde

Tiago Guedes

Tiago Hespanha

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