Margarida Cordeiro Release dateCinema Satelite, Lisbon - 11 June 1976
Trás-os-Montes is a Portuguese independent docufictional and ethnofictional feature film, written, directed and edited by António Reis and Margarida Cordeiro and released in 1976. It takes its name from the Portuguese region of Trás-os-Montes from which the film emanated.
Ilda de castro tras os montes minha terra video oficial 1998
Release and reception
Uppon watching Trás-os-Montes the French filmmaker and anthropologist Jean Rouch wrote about the film:
For me, this film reveals a new cinematographic language.
Since its release, the film has been part of the official selection of numerous film festivals and events, from 1976 to nowadays, where it has been awarded several prizes. Among them are:
1976 - Toulon Film Festival – Special Prize of the Jury, Critics Award
1976 - Pesaro Film Festival – Critics Award
1976 - Bedford Film Festival
1976 - XI Challenge de Cartago
1977 - Mannheim Film Festival – Main Award of Mannheim
1977 - Rotterdam Film Festival
1977 - Anvers Film Festival
1977 - Bedalmena Film Festival
1977 - London Film Festival
1978 - Viermole Film Festival – Award for Best Film, Award for Best Directing
1978 - Belgrado Film Festival
1978 - Venice Film Festival
1978 - São Paulo's Mostra Internacional de Cinema
1979 - Lecce Film Festival - Honorable Mention to the Cinematography
In 2011, Trás-os-Montes was screened at the Jeonju International Film Festival, marking the beginning of the international rediscover of the work of António Reis and Margarida Cordeiro. In 2012, the film was screened in the United States at the Harvard Film Archive, the Anthology Film Archives, at the UCLA Film and Television Archives and at the Pacific Film Archive as part of The School of Reis program.