Most widely held works about Paulo Branco
Most widely held works by Paulo Branco
Le temps retrouvé Time regained ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Set in 1922, this film opens with Proust on his deathbed remembering his life. Gradually his own experiences give way to the characters in his novel.
Je rentre a la maison I'm going home ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and Portuguese and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Gilbert Valance is a successful theater actor who learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy - he takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Pairs, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the stage. But when an American film director casts him against type in an English-language production of Ulysses, Valance struggles to master the dialogue and his own emotions.
Les Chansons d'amour Love songs ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 198 libraries worldwide
A young French couple asks an American girl to join them in this contemporary musical. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it's lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. When one dies, the other two must come to terms with death, new relationships, and possible commitments.
Dans Paris Inside Paris ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Paul, depressed from his recent break-up with Anna, returns home to live with his divorced father and womanizing, slacking younger brother, Jonathan. With little success, his carefree sibling and doting father try to cheer him up with women, wine, and home-cooked meals. When, in the midnight hour, Paul is forced to entertain one of his brother's desperate girlfriends, he begins to realize that while things never go according to plan, family and the pursuit of love are always worth the fight.
Quelques jours en septembre A few days in September ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
It is just ten days before 9/11. Irene, a French secret service operative, is on a mission to help Elliot, a rougue CIA agent who has disappeared with top secret intelligence about the immediate future of the world. When a Paris rendezvous goes wrong, Irene finds herself in a race against time to uncover the truth. Following closely behind is an eccentric assassin, intent on tracking down Elliot and the crucial piece of information he holds.
Letters from Fontainhas three films by Pedro Costa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 143 libraries worldwide
"Portuguese director Pedro Costa has been steadily building an impressive body of work since the late eighties, and these are the three films that put him on the map: spare, painterly portraits of battered, largely immigrant lives in the slums of Fontainhas, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. In Ossos, after a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby's safety to the troubled, deadbeat father. In Vanda's Room is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte. In Colossal youth, many of the lost souls of Ossos and In Vanda's Room return. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in Lisbon."--Distributor.
Vale Abraão Val Abraham ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Portuguese and French and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Story of Ema, a very attractive young girl with enormous power over men. She marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend and they move to the Valley of Abraham. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage, so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover. A Portuguese reworking of themes from "Madame Bovary."
La captive ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Ariane, who lives under her lover Simon's surveillance in a grandiose Parisian apartment. Simon harbors an obsessional need to know everything about her, and imagines that she leads a double life.
O convento ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
An American professor travels with his beautiful wife Helene to a Portuguese monastery to prove his theory that Shakespeare was actually of Spanish Jewish origin. The host at the convent is the sinister Baltar, who becomes infatuated with Helene. A classic battle of good versus evil ensues as the flirtation between the two develops leaving the viewer wondering which one of these characters is the Devil himself.
Lisbon story ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 98 libraries worldwide
"A German filmmaker summons his sound recorder friend to join him in Lisbon. When the latter arrives, his friend has disappeared leaving a few cans of silent footage. The sound man will wander aimlessly through the streets of Lisbon recording sounds of the old city to match the images left by his friend"--Container.
Trois vies et une seule mort ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Banker/armsdealer Luc Allamand is in a surrealistic shell game during which the primary players remain a mystery to each other. Fitting together the pieces to this clever puzzle, Luc's tangled life takes us on a dynamic journey through the lives of his adversaries. A fairy tale mixes comedy and suspense in this fictional examination of man-kind's capacity to host a multitude of identities.
The inner life of Martin Frost ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
After working for three years on a novel, writer Martin Frost borrows the empty country house of friends for a long-needed rest. No sooner does he arrive, however, then an idea for a story comes to him. When he wakes the next morning, eager to begin his new tale, he is shocked to discover a young woman sleeping next to him in bed-- the attractive, effervescent Claire. Presumably the niece of his hosts, she wittily overcomes Martin's initial resistance to her and the two of them fall in love. But is Claire really the person she claims to be? What bearing does this mysterious muse have on Martin's work and what consequences does Martin's writing have on her?
Demain on déménage Tomorrow we move ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 83 libraries worldwide
When Charlotte takes in her widowed mother, the ensuing clutter drives her to distraction. As Charlotte pursues her desperate, slapstick quest for peace, her solution is to relocate, but the flood of buyers only make the place more crowded.
Party ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 71 libraries worldwide
"Leonor and Rogério celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary by hosting a party at their luxurious seaside villa. As the party wears on, Leonor finds herself pursued by an aging lothario, Michael, a powerful, cunning man with a razor-sharp wit. This game of cat-and-mouse heats up, leading to a wild and surprising revelation from the ordinarily passive Rogério."--Container.
I am Dina ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Dina's father refuses to raise her after she causes her mother's accidental death. As she grows up unmanageable she marries Jacob, a man twice her age. Jacob's premature death throws suspicion on Dina when her childhood friend Tomas reappears in her life.
Ossos Bones ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Realizing that teenage mom Tina is about to gas herself and her newborn child, Tina's boyfriend grabs the infant and takes to the streets of Lisbon. In this extremely downbeat film, he attempts to sell the child and failing that, eventually gives the child to a streetwalker. Meanwhile Tina and her friend try to get the baby back. When they fail, they decide to get revenge upon the boyfriend.
El Mar ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Catalan and Spanish and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath, this film tells about the story of three young friends.
L'ennui ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"Martin, a 40-something philosophy teacher [is] in the throes of a mid-life crisis. This takes a turn when he begins an affair with Cécilia, a young woman half his age. At first, the relationship is purely physical, however, Martin soon finds himself driven to the brink of insanity when he realizes that he can not posess her. When Cécilia admits to another lover, Martin's jealousy erupts and his life spirals out of control."--Container.
Ma mère ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Pierre has come to the Canary Islands to stay with his mother, Helene, but after his father's death it becomes clear that there are too many things the teen doesn't know, and his mother is committed to ensuring her son's education. At once sexually charged, romantic and frightening, director Christophe Honore's uncompromising adaptation of George Bataille's posthumous novel is a brave journey into dark, uncharted areas of the human soul.
Tricheurs Cheaters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
An opulent drama about gambling addicts set on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Suzi meets Elric at the gaming tables and is drawn into his scheme to run the roulette wheel.
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