João Pedro Rodrigues

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João Pedro Rodrigues
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Born (1966-08-24) August 24, 1966 (age 50)
Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation Film director, film writer
Years active 1988-present

João Pedro Rodrigues is a Portuguese film director. 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 directed his first film. O Fantasma (Phantom) (2000), his first feature-length, is a film dealing with homosexual affections, aimed at catering to the demands of a growing influence of gays and gay culture within the Portuguese artistic circles. Apart from the minor controversy it generated in Portugal, the film was shown in Spain, Italy, France, Brazil and the United States with modest results. Two Drifters (2005), his second feature film, has garnered 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 openly 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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