Original Title: Pandora
Portugal, 1993
color 110'   Feature Film - Portuguese
 
 

It is September in Lisbon… Elsa’s young daughter leaves with her father, and Teresa, a friend’s friend, comes to stay in her room. One night the two women go out and meet Raul, a vagrant lover of Elsa. A triangle takes form. They finish the night on a boat by the name of Pandora, but in the morning Raul sails away, alone. Elsa and Teresa will start a new life.

Language: French

Cast
Philippe Leotard, Fany Cottençon, Inês de Medeiros

Director: António da Cunha Telles

Production Company: Companhia de Filmes do Príncipe Real, CTN


Versions: Original version

Availability: The World

 
   
António da Cunha Telles was born in Funchal, Madeira Island in 1935. From1955 to 1960, he studied in Paris ,obtaining the following certificates:
- Certificate of the I.D.H.E.C. Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques in Film Direction and Production.
- Certificate of the Institut de Filmologie, Faculté de Lettres de l'Université de Paris (Sorbonne).
- Certificate of the Centre Audiovisuel de l'École Normale Supérieur de St. Cloud.

After returning to Portugal in 1960, he began his career as a producer with the following Feature Films, inventing the "Novo Cinema Português":
"Verdes Anos" by Paulo Rocha;
"Belarmino" by Fernando Lopes;
"O Crime da Aldeia Velha" by Manuel Guimarães;
"As Ilhas Encantadas" by Carlos Villardebó;
"Catembe" by Faria de Almeida;
"Domingo à Tarde" by António Macedo;
"O Trigo e o Joio" by Manuel Guimarães;
"Mudar de Vida" by Paulo Rocha

And co-produced:
"Vacances Portugaises" by Pierre Kast;
"Le Triangle Circulaire" by Pierre Kast;
"La Peau Douce" by François Truffaut.

Directed the following feature films:
"O Cerco" in 1969;
"Meus Amigos" in 1974;
"Continuar a Viver" in 1976;
"Vidas" in 1984;
"Pandora" in 1992 ,
“Kiss Me” in 2004.

In 1979 he became Administrator of the I.P.C. - (The Portuguese Film Institute).
From 1978 to 1982 he was Chairman of the Board and Administrator of Tobis - Portuguese Studios and Labs.
President of the Portuguese Motion Pictures Producers Association from 1989 to 1993.
Manager of Animatografo (Production and Distribution Company) and Filmes de Fundo (Production Company).

As a producer and co-producer, Cunha Telles is responsible for more than 200 titles, among which the only Oscar of Portuguese Cinema History - "Belle Epoque" by Fernando Trueba,1993 Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture.
 
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