João Pedro Rodrigues

João Pedro Rodrigues

Still: Fogo-Fátuo

João Pedro RODRIGUES (1966, Portugal) is considered part of the School of Reis film collective. He studied Biology at Lisbon University, after which he attended the Lisbon Film School. Rodrigues' film debut, Happy Birthday! (1997), premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize. His fifth film The Ornithologist (2016) won him the Grand Prix at the Chéries-Chéris Film Festival in Paris, while his latest film Fogo-Fátuo (2022) was selected for IFFR 2023 in the Harbour programme. An ornithologist himself, he was given his first pair of binoculars at eight years old and ensures he always travels with a pair to observe nature and birds.


(selection) Esta É a Minha Casa (1997, short doc), Parabéns!/Happy Birthday! (1997, short), Viagem à Expo (1998, short doc), O Fantasma/Phantom (2000), Odete/Two Drifters (2005), Morrer Como Um Homem/To Die Like a Man (2009), Alvorada Vermelha/Red Dawn (2011, short doc, co-dir), Manhã de Santo António/Morning of Saint Anthony's Day (2012, short), A Última Vez Que Vi Macao/The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012), O Corpo de Afonso/The King's Body (2012, short), Mahjong (2013, short), IEC Long (2015, short doc), O Ornitólogo/The Ornithologist (2016), Potemkin Steps (2019, short), Um Quarto na Cidade/A Room in Town (2021, short), Onde fica Esta Rua?/Where is this? (2022), Fogo-Fátuo/Will-o'-the-Wisp (2022)

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