Paulo Rocha

Paulo Rocha

Director, Writer

BIO

Paulo Rocha was born on December 22, 1935 in Porto, Portugal. He was a director and producer, known for A Ilha dos Amores (1982), O Rio do Ouro (1998) and A Raiz do Coração(2000). He died on December 29, 2012 in Porto.
Abandoned Lisbon Law School to dedicate himself to the movies, and founded Cine-Clube de Lisboa (CCC) with Nuno de Bragança, João Bénard da Costa, Pedro Tamen and Alberto Vaz da Silva. In 1962, concluded his studies at IDHEC, Paris, France, but he says he learned more watching time and again Jean Renoir and 'Kenzo Mizoguchi' films than in academic film studies

Birthday

Dec. 22, 1935

Known for

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A Pousada das Chagas

A representation of fiction and documentary about the museum of Óbidos, Portugal. Read more

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A Ilha de Moraes

This film, made as a "twin" of A ilha dos amores, was planned as a poetic documentary on the enig... Read more

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As Sereias

It's the war? Is the sky light that falls on them? It's the end of the world? Read more