João Pedro Rodrigues

João Pedro Rodrigues (born 24 August, 1966) is a Portuguese film director. He is considered to be part of The School of Reis film family.

João Pedro Rodrigues
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Rodrigues in 2013
Born (1966-08-24) August 24, 1966 (age 54)
Years active1988–present


Having studied at the School of Theatre and Cinema of Portugal, Rodrigues started his career as an assistant director and editor in several features, directed, for example, by Alberto Seixas Santos and Teresa Villaverde, among others. In 1997 Rodrigues directed his first film. O Fantasma (Phantom) (2000), his first feature-length, is a film dealing with homosexual affections, aimed at catering to the demands of a growing influence of gays and gay culture within the Portuguese artistic circles. Apart from the minor controversy it generated in Portugal, the film was shown in Spain, Italy, France, Brazil and the United States with modest results. Two Drifters (2005), his second feature film, has garnered relative international acclaim and was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

His features have been produced and released by the production company Rosa Filmes.

Personal lifeEdit

He is openly gay.[1]


  • 1988 - O Pastor
  • 1997 - Happy Birthday! (Parabéns!)
  • 1997 - Esta é a Minha Casa
  • 1998 - A Trip to the Expo (Viagem à Expo}
  • 2000 - O Fantasma
  • 2005 - Two Drifters (Odete)
  • 2007 - China China
  • 2009 - To Die Like a Man (Morrer Como Um Homem)
  • 2011 - Red Dawn (Alvorada Vermelha)
  • 2012 - Manhã de Santo António
  • 2012 - The Last Time I Saw Macao (A Última Vez Que Vi Macau)
  • 2012 - The King's Body (O Corpo de Afonso)
  • 2013 - Mahjong
  • 2016 - The Ornithologist (O Ornitólogo)
  • 2016 - Where Do You Stand Now, João Pedro Rodrigues? (Où en êtes-vous, João Pedro Rodrigues?)[2]


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