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Cunha Telles, ‘the most important man in Portuguese cinema’, recalls António Pedro Vasconcelos – Observer



Cunha Telles, 'the most important man in Portuguese cinema', recalls António Pedro Vasconcelos – Observer

Director António-Pedro Vasconcelos this Thursday mourned the death of producer António da Cunha Telles, “the most important person in Portuguese cinema”, and criticized the time when he did not support cinema.

“He was the most important person in Portuguese cinema because he was not just a producer, distributor, director of ICA. [Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual], Director Tobis; he was an innovator, he always thought ahead of others, he was engaged in joint production with France, he trained Portuguese technicians, ”Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos listed in statements to the Lusa agency.

Antonio da Cunha Telles, one of the inseparable names of the Portuguese Cinema Novo of the 1960s, died Wednesday at the age of 87 in Lisbon.

António-Pedro Vasconcelos, 83, recalls that he met Antonio da Cunha Telles during an important decade of renewal of Portuguese cinema with directors such as Paulo Rocha, Fernando López and António de Macedo, and that the producer has always supported him throughout his career.

“It has to do with [filmes] who had more trouble. He has always been sensational. (…) He always came in different ways to save a few of my films and was absolutely resolute,” said Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos, citing, for example, “Perdido por cem” (1973), “Oxalá” (1980) and “Oh place of the dead” (1984).

The death of Antonio da Cunha Telles marks the end of a chapter in the history of Portuguese cinema, and António-Pedro Vasconcelos regrets that the last film will only be released posthumously.

According to his daughter Pandora da Cunha Telles, António da Cunha Telles has almost completed work on the film Through the Women’s, based on the work of Mario de Sa-Carneiro.

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The film received financial support from the ICA, but António-Pedro Vasconcelos says that Cunha Telles “was only able to make the film after failing twice” in that institute’s competitions.

“He spent about 13 years being rejected by the ICA jury. There were captives and he had to stop the film. He managed to collect the film, and the premiere will take place already with him dead. The way the state treats Portuguese cinema and treats some Portuguese directors is unacceptable,” he said.

In addition to being a producer and distributor, Antonio da Cunha Telles made several films, namely “O Cerco” (1970), “Meus Amigos” (1974), the documentary “Continuar a Viver ou os Índios da Meia Praia” ( 1976). , “Pandora” (1993) and “Kiss Me” (2004).

He also participated in the collective film “As Armas eo Povo” (1975), which tells about the period of life in Portugal from April 25 to May 1, 1974.

António da Cunha Telles, an honorary member of the Portuguese Film Academy, was awarded in 2018 by the President of the Republic with the title of Grand Officer of the Order of the Infante D. Enrique.


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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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