António da Cunha Telles

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António da Cunha Telles
Born (1935-02-26)February 26, 1935
Funchal, Portugal
Occupation Film director

António da Cunha Telles (born February 26, 1935) is a Portuguese film director and producer. He was born in Funchal.

Biography[edit]

António Cohen da Cunha Telles was born on February 26, 1935 in Funchal, Madeira. He studied Medicine in the University of Lisbon. He went to Paris around 1956, studying film-making at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques (IDHEC), graduating in 1961.

Back to Portugal, he ran a newspaper called Imagens de Portugal (Images of Portugal), and assumed leading functions at the Cinema Services of State Entities.

His directing debut was made with the documentary Os Transportes (1962), and starts activity as a producer, becoming one of the essential names of the Portuguese New Cinema (Novo Cinema) movement. He produces Os Verdes Anos (1963) by Paulo Rocha and Belarmino (1964) by Fernando Lopes.

In 1970, Cunha Telles directed his first feature-film, O Cerco. Meanwhile, he established a distribution company (Animatógrafo) which becomes responsible for a revolution in the kind of cinema seen in Portugal in the first half of the 1970s. Eisenstein, Tanner, Jorge Sanjines, Littín, Glauber Rocha, Vigo, Gilles Carle, Karmitz, among others, became more familiar to the Portuguese audience through that distributor.

During the 1970s, Telles directed three films: Meus Amigos (1974) and Continuar a Viver (1976) signed by himself, As Armas e o Povo (1975) together with other directors. In the end of the decade, Cunha Telles is found high placed as the leader of the Portuguese Cinema Institute and the Tobis Portuguesa.

In 1983, returns to production, since the Animatógrafo firm was divided in one sector of distribution (still in activity, conducted by Renée Gagnon - the current Marfilmes) and one sector of production, headed by himself (together with his daughter Pandora da Cunha Telles - the current Filmes de Fundo), which is dedicated to its own productions as well as assuring executive productions of foreign films partially shot in Portugal, counting since that date with a large number of productions, with films directed by names like José Fonseca e Costa, Eduardo Geada, Joaquim Leitão, Edgar Pêra, António de Macedo, António-Pedro Vasconcelos and among several telefilms and a countless number of executive productions.

The most recent films directed by Cunha Telles are Vidas (1984), Pandora (1996) and, more recently, Kiss Me (2004), the first and only cinematic experience of the top model Marisa Cruz.

Filmography[edit]

As Director[edit]

  • Kiss Me (2004)
  • Pandora (1996)
  • Vidas (1984)
  • Continuar a Viver (1976)
  • As Armas e o Povo (1975)- various directors
  • Meus Amigos (1974)
  • O Cerco (1970)
  • Os Transportes (1962)

As Producer[edit]

As Executive Producer[edit]

2007

  • UNE FAMILLE FORMIDABLE 7, (CARRERE GROUP)
  • SANS ARME NI HAINE NI VIOLENCE, (VERTIGO/ELIA FILMS)
  • LA REINE MORTE, (GETEVE)
  • SWEET VALENTINE, (ONYX FILMS)

2006

  • UN AMOUR DE FANTOME, (MADE IN PM)
  • FRAGIL(S), (ELIA FILMS)

2005

  • UNE FAMILLE FORMIDABLE 6, (CARRERE GROUP)
  • TERESA O CORPO DE CRISTO, (IBEROAMERICANA)

2004

  • JULIE DE MAUPIN, MASCARET – Charlotte Bransdtrom
  • FRANCK RIVA, LEGENDE ENTREPRISES – Patrick Jamain
  • ANIMAL, LEGENDE PRODUCTIONS – Roselyne Bosch

2003

  • LES THIBAULT, (SEPTEMBRE PRODUCTIONS) - Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe
  • MARIA E AS OUTRAS, José Sá Caetano
  • OS IMORTAIS, (SAMSA FILMS) – António Pedro Vasconcelos
  • LE PAYS DE ENFANTS PERDUS, FLACH FILM
  • MARIAGE MIXTE, ALEXANDRE FILMS – Alexandre Arcady
  • LAGARDÉRE, TELFRANCE - Henry Helman
  • VILLA POUR DEUX, CITY PRODUCTIONS – Charlotte Brandstrom
  • INTIMES CONVICTIONS, GMT PRODUCTIONS – Jean Teddy Filipe
  • JEUX DANGEREUX, FIT PRODUCTIONS – Patrick Dewolf

2002

  • RUY BLAS,(GMT) - Jacques Weber
  • VOLPONE,(GMT) - Frederic Auburtin
  • LE PACTE DU SILENCE,(LEGENDE ENTREPRISES) – Graham Guit
  • RETOUR AUX SOURCES, (EXPAND IMAGES) Didier Grousset
  • LES FRANGINES, (DEMD) – Laurence Katrian
  • LE FURET, (SUPER WOMAN PRODUCTION) – Didier Grousset
  • AURELIEN, (SUPER WOMAN PRODUCTIONS) – Arnauld Sélignac
  • TROP JEUNE POUR MOURIR, (FLACH FILMS) - Patrick Poubel

2001

  • MADAME DE,(SEPTEMBRE PRODUCTIONS)
  • MAUSOLEE POUR UNE GARCE,(NELKA FILMS)
  • AMICI PER LA PELE, (TITANUS SPA)
  • BRIGAD,(GROUPE EXPAND/MARS INTERNATIONAL FICTIONS)
  • TOUT SEULS,(ALYA PRODUCTIONS)
  • UN WEEK-END POUR LE DIRE,(ALYA PRODUCTIONS)
  • BRIGAD,(GROUPE EXPAND – MARS INTERNATIONAL FICTIONS)
  • JUSTICE DE FEMME, (HAMSTER PRODUCTIONS)
  • FAMILLE FORMIDABLE Nº5,(EGO PRODUCTIONS)
  • UN MOIS A NOUS,(HAMSTER PRODUCTIONS)
  • SCENES INTIMES, (FLACH FILM) - Catherine Breillat
  • JUSTICE DE FEMME,(HAMSTER PRODUCTION)

2000

  • PARANOIA (LE SABRE), by Mr. Poubelle
  • LES FILLES A PAPA, (MARS INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS) - Marc Rivière
  • LIRE LA MORT,(CINETEVE) - Arnauld de Sélignac

1999

  • PASSEUR D'ENFANTS A LISBONNE, DEMD PRODUCTIONS (Téléfilme)
  • INVISIBLE CIRCUS, JUSTINE PICTURES (Téléfilme)
  • BA TEMOIGNAGES, LA FOURMI (Advertisement)
  • LOURDES, LUX VIDE (TV Series)
  • UNE FAMILLE FORMIDABLE 4, EGO PRODUCTION (TV Series)
  • BRIGAD, MARS INTERNATIONAL FICTIONS (TV Series)

1998

  • QUASIMODO, (HACHETTE PREMIERE)
  • LE PORTRAIT, (IMAGES ET COMPAGNIE

1997

  • FÁTIMA, by Fabrizio Costa (LUX VIDE)
  • LE BARBIER DE SIBERIE, (CAMERA ONE)
  • MES ENFANTS ETRANGERS, (TELE IMAGES)
  • BALDI PATA OU LES CENDRES DE ZAZA, (IMAGE ET COMPAGNIE)
  • PASSAGE À L'ACTE, (TECHNISONOR)

1996

  • LES JUSTICIERS DANS LA VILLE Nº3 - ERREUR DE JEUNESSE, by Eric Woreth (ALYA Productions)
  • ATTENDS-MOI, by François Luciani (TELE IMAGES)
  • L'ABSENT, by Christianne Leherissey (ALYA Productions)
  • THE GARDEN OF REDEMPTION, by Tom Donnely (PARAMOUNT - Advisor Producer)
  • QUAND J'ETAIS P'TIT, by Daniel Janneau (GMT Productions)
  • L'ENFANT DU SECRET, by Josée Dayan (GMT Productions)
  • LA TRIBU, by Gérard Marx (HAMSTER Productions)
  • LE JUSTE IV ET V, by Franck Apprederis (PROTECREA)

1995

  • UNE FILLE GALANTE, by Nadine Trintignant (AFCL)
  • LES TRUQUEURS, by Philippe Bensoussan (FILMTEL)
  • LES TETES COURONNÉES, by Didier Albert (BANCO Productions)
  • VACANCES BOURGEOISES, by Jean-Claude Brialy (KENZA Productions)
  • UN HOMME DEBOUT, by Franck Apprederis (PROTECREA)
  • ASSUNTO PRIVADO, by Imanol Arias (CARTEL)
  • VAGUES DE SANG, by Aurnaud Selignac (DEMD)
  • J'AI DEUX AMOURS, by Caroline Huppert (RASPAIL & ASSOCIES)
  • LE COEUR ETINCELANT, by Henri Helman (CINETEVE)
  • IMPERADOR DO HAVEL, (NFP Produktions)
  • LA PETITE LOLA, by Yolande Zauberman (MADAR Productions)
  • L'ENFANT SAGE, by Fabrice Cazeneuve (IMAGE & COMPAGNIE)
  • ISLA NEGRA, by Cecilia Bartolome (MAREA FILMS)
  • LE VOYAGEUR SANS BAGAGES, by Jean-Louis Bertucelli (ALYA Productions)
  • MARDI 15H HOTEL VANEAU, by Denys Granier Deferre (A.C.T.)
  • BLACK OUT, by Menealos Karamaghiolis (PAUSILYPON FILMS)

1994

  • DAMES DE COEUR, by Gérard Marx (ALYA Productions)
  • LE GRAND CIRQUE, by Alain Michel Blanc (CAMERAS CONTINENTALES)
  • LES FEMMES ET LES ENFANTS D'ABORD, by Sandra Joxe (OSBY FILMS)
  • L'AIGLE ET LE CHEVAL, by Serge Korber (LES FILMS DE LA REINE BLANCHE)
  • JE VOUDRAIS DESCENDRE, by Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe (IMAGE & COMPAGNIE)
  • UNE FEMME DANS LA TOURMENTE, by Serge Moati (IMAGE & COMPAGNIE)
  • MECANIQUES CELESTES, by Fina Torres (MIRALTA FILMS)
  • ACUSADOS EM DÚVIDA, (NFP Produktions)
  • VAN LOC 6, (FRANCE FILM TV)
  • ANTARTIDA, by Manuel Huerga (IBEROAMERICANA)
  • AFGHANSTY, by Boramy Tioulong (CAMERAS CONTINENTALES)
  • GRAN PALACE, by Antonio Saura (IBEROAMERICANA)
  • AMOURS DE VACANCES, by Joel Santoni (BANCO Productions)
  • UN AMOUR AVEUGLE, by Michaela Watteaux (GAUMONT TELEVISION)
  • FIESTA, by Pierre Boutron (CIPA)
  • LA MADONE DE LISBONNE, by Maurice Fridland (TELECIP)

1993

  • LE BATARD, by Pierre Boutron (BANCO Productions)
  • PIEGE, by Jorge Marecos (PATHE TELEVISION)
  • LA REGLE DU SILENCE, by Marc Rivière (CAMERAS CONTINENTALES)
  • LA RAGE AU COEUR, by Robin Davis (KIEN Productions)
  • LA FILLE DE D'ARTAGNAN, by Bertrand Tavernier (LITTLE BEAR)

1992

  • LE RETOUR DES CHARLOTS, by Jean Sarrus
  • LE GRAND CHENE, by Jean Pierre Prevost
  • RECIDIVE, by Frank Apprederis
  • COMA, by Denys Lefèvre
  • UN ENFANT EN HERITAGE, by Josée Dayan
  • UNE FAMILLE FORMIDABLE, by Joel Santoni (BANCO Production)
  • GOUPIL VOIT ROUGE, by Jean Claude Missiaen
  • ASSOCIATION DE BIENFAITEURS, by Jean Daniel Verhaeghe
  • LES JUSTICIERS, by Frank Apprenderis (ALYA Productions)

1991

  • LE TRESOR DES TEMPLIERS, by Daniel Moosmann
  • C'EST A QUEL ETAGE?, by Serge Korber
  • FEU ADRIEN MUSET, by Jacques Besnard
  • MAXIME ET WANDA, by Henri Helman
  • LE PETIT CHAT EST MORT, by Boramy Tioulong
  • UN BALLON DANS LA TETE, by Michaela Watteaux
  • LA GAMINE, by Hervé Palud
  • LA PEAU DU SERPENT, by Gilles Béhat

1990

  • FADO POUR UNE JEUNE FILLE, by Bruno Gantillon
  • L'ILE/THE ISLAND, (TV series "Coup de Foudre") by Joaquim Leitão
  • LA RANÇON, (TV series "Coup de Foudre") by Joaquim Leitão
  • RENDEZ VOUS A LISBONNE, by Claude Boissol
  • L'HOMME AU DOUBLE VISAGE, by Claude Guillemont
  • PAS UNE SECONDE A PERDRE, by Jean Claude Sussefeld
  • DUPLEX, by Michel Lang
  • MORT D'UNE FUGITIVE, by Bruno Gantillon
  • SHUTTLECOCK, by Andrew Peddington
  • LE PROCES DE BAUDELAIRE, by Jean Pierre Rawson
  • O MILAGRE DE FÁTIMA, by Daniel Costelle
  • LE TUEUR DU ZODIAQUE, by Bernard Villiot

1989

  • COMEDIE D'AMOUR, by Jean Pierre Rawson
  • LE DERNIER RENDEZ-VOUS DU PRESIDENT, by Claude Grimbert
  • LE MANOIR DES VEUVES, by Charles Bitsch
  • L'ASSASSIN S'IL VOUS PLAIT, by Bernard Villiot
  • NUITS BLANCHES, by David Delrieux
  • LA FETE DES PERES, by Joy Fleury
  • DEDE, by Jean-Louis Benoît
  • CHEWING-GUM ET SPAGHETTI, by Edmond Tyborowsky
  • L'AFFAIRE D'HAUTERIVE, by Bernard Villiot

1988

  • SANS PEUR ET SANS REPROCHE, by Gérard Jugnot
  • LE CHATEAU DU PENDU, by Christian Challonge
  • LE CRIME DE NEUILLY, by Claude Barrois
  • TANGO BAR, by Philippe Setbon
  • MON DERNIER REVE SERA POUR VOUS, by Robert Mazoyer

1987

  • ENNEMIS INTIMES, by Denis Amar
  • CONTRAINTE PAR CORPS, by Serge Leroy
  • SANGUINES, by Christian François

1986

  • LA VALISE EN CARTON, (TV series) by Michel Wyn
  • LA BRUTE, by Claude Guillemont

1985

  • CROSS, by Philippe Setbon
  • C'ETAIT IMPOSSIBLE ... ILS NE L'ONT PAS FAIT, by Philippe Clair

1984

  • L'AMANT MAGNIFIQUE, by Aline Isserman
  • EXIT-EXIL, by Luc Monheim

1983

  • TO CATCH A KING, by Clive Donner

See also[edit]

Cinema of Portugal

Cinema Novo

Bibliographic References[edit]

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