Jorge Silva Melo (Portugal)

Life of Jorge Silva Melo is made up of farewells and returns. Lisbon born and bred, he became ‘foreignised’ early on. He studied at the London Film School and in the great centres of European theatre. He trained in Berlin with Peter Stein and in Milan – at the Piccolo Teatro and La Scala – with Giorgio Strehler. He lived in Paris, where he worked with Jean Jourdheuil. In 1973, he founded the Teatro da Cornucópia, together with Luís Miguel Cintra and left after six years, emigrating soon after. He spent the 1980s working with the best in European theatre and only returned to Portugal in the 1990s. In 1995 he founded a theatre collective, Artistas Unidos, and forged new paths in Portuguese theatre.

Filmography

  • E Não se Pode Exterminá-lo?
    1979
  • Passagem - Ou a Meio Caminho
    1980
  • Ninguém Duas Vezes
    1985
  • Agosto
    1988
  • Coitado do Jorge
    1993
  • A. Palolo - Ver o Pensamento a Correr
    1995
  • A Linha da Vida
    1996
  • A Entrada na Vida
    1997
  • A Marca de Bravo
    1999
  • Joaquim Bravo, Évora 1935, Etc. Etc. Felicidades
    1999
  • António, Um Rapaz de Lisboa
    2002
  • Conversas com Glicínia
    2004
  • As Conversas de Leça em Casa de Álvaro Lapa
    2006
  • A África de José Guimarães
    2007
  • A Felicidade
    2008
  • Nikias Skapinakis - O Teatro dos Outros
    2008
  • Álvaro Lapa: a Literatura
    2008
  • A Gravura: Esta Mútua Aprendizagem
    2008
  • Bartolomeu Cid dos Santos - Por Terras Devastadas
    2009
  • António Sena - A Incessante Mão
    2009
  • Ângelo de Sousa: Tudo O Que Sou Capaz
    2010
  • Ana Vieira: e o que não é visto
    2011
  • Fábrica de Nada - Entre Cinzeiros e Robots
    2012

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