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Canijo

João Canijo

Portugal

Biography

Since 1998, João Canijo has a number of films that made him one of the most important Portuguese filmmakers. “In the Darkness of the Night” or “Misbegotten” show his interest in the investigation of Portuguese identity. “Blood of My Blood”, his last feature film, was applauded by critics and public, and was present in numerous festivals. As part of the Estaleiro project, Canijo developed a film in Caxinas, a fishing neighborhood in Vila do Conde.

Filmography:

2012 OBRIGAÇÃO (OBLIGATION), 58'
2012 RAUL BRANDÃO ERA UM GRANDE ESCRITOR... (RAUL BRANDÃO WAS A GREAT WRITER), 33'56''
2011 TRABALHO DE ACTRIZ, TRABALHO DE ACTOR, 84’
2011 SANGUE DO MEU SANGUE, 140’
2010 FANTASIA LUSITANA, 65’
2007 MAL NASCIDA, 117’
2004 NOITE ESCURA, 94’
2001 GANHAR A VIDA, 115’
1998 SAPATOS PRETOS, 97’
1996 SAI DA MINHA VIDA,
1990 FILHA DA MÃE, 105’
1990 ALENTEJO SEM LEI, 153’
1988 TRÊS MENOS EU, 90’
1984 A MEIO AMOR, 11’
2013 É O AMOR, 135'

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Obligation

Obrigação (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 58 min

In Caxinas, the relationship between the woman and the fisherman is founded on trust, born of their mutual and complete dependence, which is vital for the survival of the family. The wife trusts and depends on the fisherman to survive, the fisherman trusts and depends on the woman to manage his life.

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