António Reis

António Ferreira Gonçalves dos Reis, known as António Reis (27 August 1927 – 10 September 1991), was a Portuguese film director, screenwriter and producer, poet, sculptor and ethnographer. He was married to Margarida Cordeiro, co-director of most of his films. He is considered one of the most important directors of his country, due to the originality of his style.[1]

António Reis
Born(1927-08-27)August 27, 1927
Valadares, Portugal
DiedSeptember 10, 1991(1991-09-10) (aged 64)
OccupationFilm director, film writer, film producer, film professor
ChildrenAna Cordeiro Reis [1]

He was a teacher at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School for several years. His work and films influenced subsequent directors. This influence originated a cinematographic family commonly referred to as The School of Reis.[1] His only daughter Ana Cordeiro Reis is a writer and contemporary composer.


  • 1959 : Auto de Floripes (co-director)
  • 1963 : Painéis do Porto
  • 1964 : Do Céu ao Rio (co-director with César Guerra Leal)
  • 1966 : Alto do Rabagão (co-director with César Guerra Leal)
  • 1966 : Mudar de Vida (directed by Paulo Rocha, script by António Reis)
  • 1974 : Jaime
  • 1976 : Trás-os-Montes (co-director with Margarida Cordeiro)
  • 1985 : Ana (co-director with Margarida Cordeiro)
  • 1989 : Rosa de Areia (co-director with Margarida Cordeiro)


  1. ^ a b "The School of Reis official page at the Harvard Film Archive website". Archived from the original on 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2012-07-01.


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