Movies about Lisbon

Lisbon Story

Lisbon Story

Source: Lisbon Story DVD

Rüdiger Vogler Patrick
and Teresa Salgueiro

"Lisbon was going to be "Cultural capital of Europe" the next year. And that happened to coincide with cinema's hundredth anniversary. So, I decided to show Lisbon both with modern technology - that is film and video of the late 20th century - as well as with very old tools. We found a camera from the silent cinema times that was still working, so parts of the film were actually hand-cranked, like Buster Keaton's "Cameraman". The "story", if ever you want to call it that, is between a director who has lost faith in the ability of cameras to show the truth, and a sound engineer who still believes in the magic and power of filmed images and their sound. In the beginning of the film we discover Lisbon more through its "soundscape" then as a visual experience. And Lisbon has its very own and distinctive sound!" That's how Wenders describes his film or rather his "Lisbon Story". Not only the sounds of Lisbon enchante but also the beautiful music of Madredeus.

The Other Half

The Other Half

Source: The Other Half DVD

The Other Half DVD

When Englishman, Mark, marries his American bride, Holly, everyone agrees they are the perfect match. The couple set off on the honeymoon of their dreams, a romantic road-trip through Portugal. But there's a catch. Mark has neglected to mention one small detail: Portugal is hosting the European Football Championship Finals and he has three precious tickets to see the English national team play in their opening games. The team and their raucous fans seem to follow the newlyweds everywhere. Mark claims innocence, a complete coincidence. After all, what kind of man would lie to his wife just to watch England play in a football tournament? Gradually, Holly is forced to consider that her husband might be just such a man. The games intensify, the subterfuge deepens and cracks develop. It all begins to add up. Mark denies everything. But what has he done? How can he prove that he really loves her? The film captures the passion, drama and romance of this explosive match between the capricious honeymooners. An international soccer competition, idyllic churches, ancient castles, secluded beaches, rugged mountains and the winding vibrant streets of Lisbon play stadium to this whirlwind ride through beautiful Portugal. Source: British Council

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