Portugal is in quarantine until the 2nd of April. This means that you only can leave your house in cases that are strictly necessary, such as going to the grocery or help someone who can’t leave the house. Travel and tours are strictly prohibited. We don’t want you to get bored in your quarantine and continue to visit Portugal, so we’ve collected some films made in the country.
“The house of Spirits” (1993)
The British actor, Jeremy Irons is well-known by is passion for Algarve and ‘The House of Spirits” was the reason to visit us in 1993, accompanied by Winona Rider and Meryl Streep.
This movie is an adaption of Isabel Allende’s classic takes in Chile, but it’s easy to identify the moment when the revolution happens on the stairs of Portuguese Assembly of the Republic or in the City Hall.
For the film, the setting of a mansion was built on Monte das Três Marias, in Vila Nova de Milfontes, from which the staircase only survives after destruction to which it’s subjected in history.
In this film, you can explore Olhão through the eyes of Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, who choose the city and one of the most known legends of the region.
The documentary- fiction has the participation of Catarina Barros, João Salero, João Sancho, Selma Cifka and the special participation of Hugo Bezugh, who interpret the legend of Floripes, and enchanted Moorish woman who spreads fear and suffering among the fishing community of the city of Olhão.
Evoking the legend of Floripes, also serves as a pretext for confronting one of humanity’s greatest fears: death!
“O sonho certo” (2014)
This is a film for dreamers and for all those who love Portugal and the Algarve! Filmed in the Algarve by Kristjan Knigge is a movie about Oliver Fellows, a 40 years old ex-banker, which moves from London to the Algarve planning to recover an old house and dedicate himself to planting orange trees.
According to the director, ‘ the film is proof that the Algarve is a wonderful place to shot and also an excellent alternative for making films at a lower cost than in big cities. That’s what we tried to show in this story which is very human, about someone, that at all costs, tries to reinvent himself from the misfortunes of life.”
“De Ontsnapping” (2015)
Spoken in Dutch and filmed in Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Albufeira and other locations of the Algarve, the film is based on a well-known novel by Hellen Van Royen, residence in Porches, Algarve, for some years. The movie was supported by Tourism Association of the Algarve and by the Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa.
The movie talks about a Dutch woman who escapes from her family life in search of happiness in the Portuguese Algarve.
” That Good Night” (2017)
‘That Good Night’ is a British drama film directed by Eric Styles and Starring by John Hurt.
The movie is about Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his son, Michael, and, secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his wife, Anna, as he goes “into that good night”.
In addition, to have John Hurt and being Hurt’s final film, the movie stars Charles Dance, Sofia Helin, Max Brown and Erin Richards.
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