João Pedro Rodrigues
Fiction : 67' / Gay, Musical, Comedy

2069, an erotic year if ever there was one, but a fateful year for a king without a crown. On his deathbed, an old song takes him back to distant memories: trees, a burnt pine forest and the moment when the desire to become a fireman, to free Portugal from the scourge of fires, triggered another desire. Then a prince, Alfredo, meets Afonso. Of different origins and skin colors, they meet, help each other and the lexicon of abuse becomes blackened with desire.


September 16 | 21h00 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala Manoel de Oliveira Buy Tickets
Opening Night

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Year: 2022

Country: Portugal

Language: portuguese

Subtitles: english

With: Mauro Costa, André Cabral, Joel Branco, Oceano Cruz, Margarida Vila-Nova, Miguel Loureiro

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João Pedro Rodrigues


João Pedro Rodrigues started by studying Biology with the aim of becoming an ornithologist, before dedicating himself to Film Studies at Escola Superior de Cinema de Lisboa, where he graduated. His work is dedicated to the exploration of human desire, in all its aspects and forms, reflecting the diversity of cinema history, from classic fiction to documentary and experimental. His films have been screened and awarded at major international festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Locarno, and Berlin.


Photo: Diego Sánchez



2022 - Fogo-Fátuo (Feature Film)

2022 - Onde Fica esta Rua ou Sem Antes Nem Depois (Feature Film)

2016 - O Ornitólogo (Feature Film)

2012 - O Corpo de Afonso (Short Film)

2012 - A Última Vez Que Vi Macau (Feature Film)

2009 - Morrer Como Um Homem (Feature Film)

2007 - China, China (Short Film)

2005 - Odete (Feature Film)

2000 - O Fantasma (Feature Film)

1997 - Parabéns! (Short Film)

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