João Pedro Rodrigues

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João Pedro Rodrigues
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Born 1966
Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation Film director, film writer

João Pedro Rodrigues (Lisbon, 1966) is a Portuguese film director whose activity started in 1997. He is considered to be part of The School of Reis film family.

Having studied at the School of Theatre and Cinema of Portugal, Rodrigues started his career as an assistant director and editor in several features, directed, for example, by Alberto Seixas Santos and Teresa Villaverde, among others. In 1997 Rodrigues directs his first film. O Fantasma (Phantom) (2000), his first feature-length, is a film dealing with affections in homosexuality, aimed at catering the demands of a growing influence of gays and gay culture within the Portuguese artistic circles. Besides the minor controversy it generated in Portugal, the film was shown in Spain, Italy, France, Brazil and United States with modest results. Two Drifters (2005), his second feature film, has obtained relative international acclaim and was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

His features have been produced and released by the production company Rosa Filmes.

He is out as gay.[1]


  • 1988 - O Pastor
  • 1997 - Parabéns! (Happy Birthday!)
  • 1997 - Esta é a Minha Casa
  • 1998 - Viagem à Expo (A Trip to the Expo)
  • 2000 - O Fantasma (Phantom)
  • 2005 - Two Drifters (Odete)
  • 2007 - China China
  • 2009 - To Die Like a Man
  • 2011 - Alvorada Vermelha (Red Dawn)
  • 2012 - Manhã de Santo António
  • 2012 - A Última Vez Que Vi Macau
  • 2012 - O Corpo de Afonso (The King's Body)
  • 2013 - Mahjong
  • 2015 - O Ornitólogo


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