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Travadinha (Antonio Vincente Lopes) was possibly the most diverse and dextrous musician from the Cape Verde islands. Playing magnificently in the violin, viola, cavaquinho, and electric guitar. Travadinha performed traditional mornas: plaintive music of lost like, separated close friends, and faraway homelands, just as much respected because of their poetic grace for their musical virtuosity.

Quick Facts


Full Name Antoninho Travadinha
Died 1987
Music Songs Flor Formosa, Papá Juquim Paris, Stancha, O Bernard', Blimundo, Sarapilhêra, Futecêra D'Cor Morena, Terezinha, Toi--- Mazurka, 27 de Setembro-- Morna, Toi
Albums Feiticeira de Cor Morena


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#Fact
1 Costa's films, at least since In Vanda's Room (2000), have shared certain unique characteristics: they are shot using a digital video camera, "a camera that you can buy in a supermarket," says the director; the production is collaborative, the people on screen 'playing' themselves, supplying their own words and working as an ad hoc film crew with Costa; they use real locations and whatever light happens to be available, only now and then making use of additional lamps or mirrors; and, most pertinently given Costa's filmmaking ethics, they are shot on very low budgets. When he made "In Vanda's Room", he went to Fontaínhas alone, the only equipment his cheap digital camera.
2 Son of director and writer Luís Filipe Costa.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cavalo Dinheiro 2014
Centro Histórico 2012 segment "Sweet Exorcism"
O nosso Homem 2010 Short
Ne change rien 2009 Documentary
Memories 2007 segment "The Rabbit Hunters"
O Estado do Mundo 2007 segment "Tarrafal"
Juventude Em Marcha 2006
Ne change rien 2005 Short
The End of a Love Affair 2003 Short
6 Bagatelas 2001 Video short documentary
Où gît votre sourire enfoui? 2001 Documentary
Cinéma, de notre temps 2001 TV Series documentary 1 episode
In Vanda's Room 2000
Ossos 1997
Down to Earth 1994
O Sangue 1989
É Tudo Invenção Nossa 1984 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cavalo Dinheiro 2014
Centro Histórico 2012 screenplay - segment "Sweet Exorcism"
Memories 2007 segment "The Rabbit Hunters"
Juventude Em Marcha 2006
The End of a Love Affair 2003 Short
Ossos 1997
Down to Earth 1994
O Sangue 1989 writer

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Centro Histórico 2012 segment "Sweet Exorcism"
Ne change rien 2009 Documentary
O Estado do Mundo 2007 segment "Tarrafal"
Juventude Em Marcha 2006
Où gît votre sourire enfoui? 2001 Documentary
In Vanda's Room 2000

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Agosto 1988 assistant director
Uma Rapariga no Verão 1986 assistant director
Um Adeus Português 1986 assistant director

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L'amour sauvage 2014 Short

Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Uma Rapariga no Verão 1986 wardrobe

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atlântida: Do Outro Lado do Espelho 1985

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
É Tudo Invenção Nossa 1984 Short producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dobro 2016 Short advisor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Días de cine 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Janela Indiscreta 2012 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Fotograma 2009 TV Series Himself
Tout refleurit: Pedro Costa, cinéaste 2006 Documentary Himself
Prémios Bordalo 1997 1998 TV Movie Himself
Le cercle du cinéma 1998 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best Portuguese Film (Melhor Filme Português) Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best Director - National Competition Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best Screenplay - National Competition Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - International Competition Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - National Competition Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - National Competition Centro Histórico (2012) · Víctor Erice
· Aki Kaurismäki
· Manoel de Oliveira
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film - National Competition Cavalo Dinheiro (2014) · Abel Ribeiro Chaves (producer)
2015 ARRI/OSRAM Award Munich Film Festival Best International Film Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Calunga Trophy Recife Cine PE Audiovisual Festival Best Director (Melhor Diretor) Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Calunga Trophy Recife Cine PE Audiovisual Festival Best Screenplay (Melhor Roteiro) Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Calunga Trophy Recife Cine PE Audiovisual Festival Best Cinematography (Melhor Fotografia) Cavalo Dinheiro (2014) · Leonardo Simões
2015 Critics Award Recife Cine PE Audiovisual Festival Best Film (Melhor Filme) Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2014 Best Director Locarno International Film Festival Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2014 Don Quixote Award Locarno International Film Festival Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2014 Swiss Critics Boccalino Award Locarno International Film Festival Best Film Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2014 Swiss Critics Boccalino Award Locarno International Film Festival Best Director Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2014 Special Mention Mar del Plata Film Festival Cinematography Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2007 Andorinha Trophy Cineport - Portuguese Film Festival Best Screenplay (Melhor Roteiro) Juventude Em Marcha (2006)
2007 Special Jury Prize Locarno International Film Festival Memories (2007) · Eugène Green
· Harun Farocki
2007 Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Juventude Em Marcha (2006)
2002 France Culture Award Cannes Film Festival Foreign Cineaste of the Year No Quarto da Vanda (2000)
2001 Libraries Award Cinéma du Réel No Quarto da Vanda (2000)
2001 FIPRESCI Prize Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival No Quarto da Vanda (2000)
2001 Mayor's Prize Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival No Quarto da Vanda (2000)
2000 Special Mention Locarno International Film Festival No Quarto da Vanda (2000)
2000 Youth Jury Award Locarno International Film Festival First Prize No Quarto da Vanda (2000)
2000 Don Quixote Award - Special Mention Locarno International Film Festival No Quarto da Vanda (2000)
1997 Grand Prix Entrevues Film Festival Foreign Film Ossos (1997)
1994 Grand Prix Entrevues Film Festival Foreign Film Casa de Lava (1994)
1994 Special Artistic Achievement Thessaloniki Film Festival Casa de Lava (1994)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Iberoamericana) Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Prémio Autores Autores Awards, Portugal Best Film Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Prémio Autores Autores Awards, Portugal Best Screenplay Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best European Film Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film - National Competition Centro Histórico (2012) · Víctor Erice (director)
· Aki Kaurismäki (director)
· Manoel de Oliveira (director)
· Rodrigo Areias (producer)
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film - International Competition Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 CCOP Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards Best Portuguese Film (Melhor Filme Português) Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Premio Fénix Premios Fénix (Fenix Film Awards) Best Director Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2015 Premio Fénix Premios Fénix (Fenix Film Awards) Best Screenplay Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2014 CPH:DOX Award CPH:DOX Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2014 Golden Leopard Locarno International Film Festival Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2014 Best Film Mar del Plata Film Festival International Competition Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2014 Vienna Film Award Viennale Best Feature Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
2010 Prémio Autores Autores Awards, Portugal Best Film Ne change rien (2009)
2009 CPH:DOX Award CPH:DOX Ne change rien (2009)
2007 Golden Leopard Locarno International Film Festival Memories (2007) · Eugène Green
· Harun Farocki
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Film Juventude Em Marcha (2006)
2006 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Juventude Em Marcha (2006)
2001 Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival No Quarto da Vanda (2000)
2000 Golden Leopard Locarno International Film Festival No Quarto da Vanda (2000)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Portugal Best Direction Ossos (1997)
1997 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Ossos (1997)
1994 Golden Charybdis Taormina International Film Festival Casa de Lava (1994)


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#Quote
1 When you see filming on the streets, you have an immediate feeling there's some kind of imposture there. There's some kind of lie. It's all created to escape reality. The talk is always of aesthetics when it should be more about the morals and the money. [2015]
2 Art is not anything else but reality. We should be concerned with thinking about the things that are there, and not with the things that are not. [2015]
3 In Vanda's Room (2000) is a film about possession, not only the drugs, but she possesses the viewer in a certain kind of way that is different from other films. There are films that practice that kind of magic in different ways. That's what I call the Brechtian thing. [2015]
4 [on the subterranean hallways and vacant rooms in Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)] Most of them were shot in two different hospitals. Of course one doesn't need to think about it like this, but Ventura said, "I know a lot of hospitals, I've been there." Most places are where patients do not go, down, down, down, mainly in the biggest hospital that you see from the outside. The last one is one of the oldest hospitals in Lisbon, and that arch is the entrance-exit of the morgue-not of the hospital but the morgue. I used a trick, I wrote the guys in the hospital that I was making a true-life documentary about poor Cape Verdeans in this hospital, it's only an amateur crew of two guys, no lights, nothing, and we only want to shoot in corridors and won't bother anyone, so they gave us complete access every time of the night. [2015]
5 [on what camera they shot Cavalo Dinheiro (2014) with] It's the Panasonic AG-DVX100, it's HD card, but not 2K. But it's much more difficult to light, every DP will tell you the same. It's much more difficult to get anything that looks interesting at all because you have to fight against so much stupid stuff that's put inside the cameras, and you feel it when you go inside the cinema, if it's not Lav Diaz or Béla Tarr or Godard or Straub or something, everything's the same. And it's not their fault, but at the same time you should fight a little bit against that. My kind of fighting is a funny way of fighting. [2015]
6 [on Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)] ...the film cost 100,000 euros. We have no money in Portugal, and film is the least of our problems, I think. It's in the film, it's the best way we could talk about today. It's not really a film about the past or the future, there's only present. It's very in the present, this film, I think. I'm starting to like the film now, because it doesn't give you time to think, like in the old days, it just is. [2015]

#Trademark
1 Getting incredible performances out of non-actors.


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