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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

José Fonseca E Costa

Born in Angola in 1933, José Fonseca e Costa studied Law in Lisboa before working as a critic in magazines such as « Imagem » and « Sera Nova ». He managed a film club in Lisboa and worked as assistant on Antonioni’s « L’Eclisse ». He directed six short films and TV ads before his first long feature, « O Recado » in 1972. « Os Demónios de Alcácer Quibir » is his second long feature.