Self-Access Centre - Portuguese - Films

A Canção de Lisboa

José Cottinelli Telmo , , 1933
How happy and proud they are those two ladies back in their Tras-os-Montes region! Thanks to them, their bright nephew can study medicine in Lisbon and may already have become a physician. Little do they know. Not only has Vasco wasted his time drinking, dancing and picking up girls but he has just failed his examination.
  • No subtitles
  • 85

A Dama do Cine Shanghai

BBC 2 , , 1987
Real estate broker and former boxer enters an old cinema in the decadent downtown São Paulo and meets an intriguing and mysterious woman...
  • English subtitles
  • 115

Aldeia da Roupa Branca

Chianca de Garcia , , 1939
Gracinda, a young laundry washer, lives with her godfather, "Uncle" Jacinto, and together they run a family business...
  • No subtitles
  • 105

Aqui na Terra

João Botelho , , 1993
Miguel is a successful economist until his father's death plunges him into a strange obscure world of fears, strange sounds and psychological isolation. He quits his job, drifts away from his wife and initiates a process of physical disintegration.
  • English subtitles
  • 105

Cidade Baixa

Sérgio Machado , , 2005
Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.
  • English subtitles
  • 98

Cidade de Deus

Fernando Meirelles Kátia Lund , , 2002
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
  • English subtitles
  • 140

Cidade dos Homens

Paulo Morelli , , 2008
Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
  • English subtitles
  • 106

Daqui p'ra alegria

Jeanne Waltz , , 2004
Three girls from the Lisbon suburbs, Bruna, Marta and Sara, are having a bit of fun. They've discovered that people in general are prepared to give things to young, attractive and good-natured people, and they exploit this shamelessly. Francisco, a neighbour of theirs, has given up on life. He's abandoned his wife and child to take refuge far from those who might hurt him ; in effect dying.
  • No subtitles
  • 91

Eu, Tu, Eles

Andrucha Waddington , , 2000
A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
  • English subtitles
  • 104

Maria E as Outras

José de Sá Caetano , , 2004
Synopsis Maria, an executive from Oporto, lives in the search of the right man for her. On the other hand...
  • No subtitles
  • 85


Sandra Kogut , , 2007
Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the story unfolds and Thiago is forced to confront separations and betrayal within the home...
  • French subtitles
  • 95

Os 3

Nando Olival , , 2011
The college students Cazé, Rafael and Camila meet each other in a party in São Paulo and they immediately become best friends. Rafael and Camila move to the old apartment rented by Cazé and Camila creates rules for their relationship making them promise that they would never date her. Rafael has a crush on Camila but he accepts her rules. However, he discovers that Camila and Cazé are sleeping together but he stays with them.
  • No subtitles
  • 80

Quem És Tu?

João Botelho , , 2001
A historical classic drama in three acts, retold after an original prologue about dreams and nightmares of the thirteen-year-old noble heroine, Maria de Noronha.
  • No subtitles
  • 112


Asif Kapadia , , 2010
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
  • No subtitles
  • 106


Miguel Gomes , , 2012
A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.
  • No subtitles
  • 118