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IEC Long

31 min.
Year of Production:
Uncle Kan
Production Company:
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Short Film

Who inhabits the ancient Iec Long Firecracker Factory? A search for the traces of the history of china crackers, child labour and the ghosts of a majestic ruin.

BIOGRAFIE Joao Pedro Rodrigues

João Pedro Rodrigues (* 1966 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese film director. After a discontinued study of ornithology, he began his studies at the Lisbon Film Academy in 1985 and graduated in 1989. After assisting other directors such as Alberto Seixas Santos and Teresa Villaverde, he made his first short film, O Pastor ("The Shepherd"), in 1988. His following short film Parabéns ("Congratulations") received a special mention at the 54th Venice Film Festival. In 1998 he shot Viagem à Expo for Expo 98, the world exhibition in Lisbon.
In 2000 his first feature-length film was shown in Venice and attracted international criticism. Subsequently, O Fantasma received further awards, including two main prizes for best film (in Belfort and New York). After his second feature Two Drifters (orig.: Odete) in 2005, he shot To Die Like a Man (orig.: Morrer Como um Homem), which premiered in 2009 at the Cannes Film Festival in the category Un Certain Regard. The author Carlos Castro accused Rodrigues of using his novel Ruth Bryden as a model for the film. His film A Última Vez Que Vi Macau ("When I Last Saw Macau") was released in 2012.
For his film O Ornitólogo he was awarded the Leopard for Best Director at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2016.


FILMOGRAFIE Joao Pedro Rodrigues (selection)

2015 O Pássaro da Noite  2014 IEC Long 

FILMOGRAFIE Joao Rui Guerra da Mata (selection)

2014 IEC Long 

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