The Glory of Filmmaking in Portugal

A glória de fazer cinema em Portugal

Portugal, 2015, 15’

directed by: Manuel Mozos

written by: Eduardo Brito

cast: António Salgueiro, Cidália Moreira, Filipe Lito, Filomena Filipe, João Pontes

edited by: Ricardo Freitas, Tiago Ramiro

producer: Miguel Dias

production: Curtas Metragens C.R.L.


festivals and awards: 

Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival 2015; Locarno International Film Festival 2015


In his 1929 letter to Alberto Serpa, Portuguese writer José Régio expressed his desire to make films. For almost 90 years nothing has been known about the outcome of that desire. The discovery of old film reels in a private collection may provide a closure to the story. 

Manuel Mozos was born in 1959 in Lisbon. One of the most important Portuguese directors of his generation. After his feature debut Xavier (1991), he divided his time between fiction and documentary, doing important work on the history of Portuguese Cinema and the city of Lisbon.