Ricardo Costa – Portuguese Film Producer and Director

Ricardo Costa is a Portuguese producer and film director.  He was born January 25, 1940 in Peniche, Portugal.   Most of his films are documentary in nature, but many have a dramatic and poetical flair that make them popular for many audiences.  His last feature film, Brumas, was nominated for the Venice film festival in 2003.

Costa studied at the Faculty of Arts at the Lisbon University where he earned a PhD in 1969.  He then became a high school teacher and published several papers.  He became a filmmaker and partner in Grupo Zero in 1974 after the Carnation (April) Revolution.  He later became the owner of an independent production company called Diafilme.

Feature films

1976 : Avieiros – Avieiros, Tagus fishermen
1976 : Mau Tempo, Marés e Mudança – Changing Tides
1979 : Castro Laboreiro – Castro Laboreiro
1979 : Pitões, aldeia do Barroso – Pitões, a village of Barroso
1980 : Verde por fora, vermelho por dentro – Green outside, red inside
1981 : O Pão e o Vinho – Bread and Wine (film)
1981 : Longe é a cidade – Far is the City
1981 : Ao Fundo desta Estrada – Further ahead on this road
1985 : O Nosso Futebol – Our Football Game
2003 : Mists – Brumas

 Short and middle-length films

1974 : No Fundo de Tróia – On the Bottom of Troia
1974 : Apanhadores de Algas – Seaweed Catchers
1974 : Ágar-Ágar – Agar-agar
1975 : Tresmalho – Drifting
1975 : O Trol – Long-lining
1975 : O Arrasto – Trawling
1975 : Oceanografia Biológica – Biological Oceanography
1975 : Ti Zaragata e a Bateira – Uncle Zaragata and his Boat
1975 : Pesca da Sardinha – Sardine Fishing
1975 : Conchinha do Mar – Sea Shell
1975 : Às vezes custa – Sometimes it’s hard
1975 : A Sacada – The Miracle Fishing
1976 : Os Irmãos Severo e os Cem Polvos – The Brothers Severo and the Hundred Octopuses
1976 : À Flor do Mar – On the Waterline
1976 : A Colher – The Spoon
1976 : O Velho e o Novo – Old and New
1976 : A Falta e a Fartura – Lack and Wealth
1976 : Quem só muda de Camisa – Changing his Shirt
1976 : A Máquina do Dinheiro – The Money Machine
1976 : Viver do Mar – Living on Sea
1976 : Uma Perdiz na Gaiola – A Perdix in Cage
1976 : Nas Voltas do Rio – On the River
1976 : O Submarino de Vidro – The Glass Submarine
1976 : April Carnations – Cravos de Abril – The Carnation Revolution in Portugal
1977 : Sea born – E do Mar Nasceu
1978 : Música do Quotidiano – Everyday Music
1978 : Abril no Minho – April in Minho
1979 : A Lampreia – The Lamprey
1979 : A Coca – Saint George and the Dragon
1979 : Histórias de Baçal – Stories of Baçal
1979 : Esta aldeia, Rio de Onor – This Village, Rio de Onor
1979 : O Pisão – The Fulling Mill
1979 : A Feira – The Village Market
1979 : O Outro Jogo – The Other Game
1980 : Joaquim da Loiça – Joaquim da Loiça
1980 : Pastores da Serra da Estrela – Shepheards of Serra da Estrela
1980 : Barcos de Peniche – Ships of Peniche
1980 : O Parque Nacional de Montesinho – The National Park of Montesinho
1982 : Lisbon and the Sea Lisbon and the International Court for the Law of the Sea for the UNESCO

Other genres

1989 – 2006 Paroles : Interviews with Jean Rouch – long version, three parts version and TV version (in French)

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