Catarina Mourão

Catarina Mourão studied music, law and film (MA at Bristol University and PhD at Edinburgh University, FCT scholarship in both). Founder of AporDoc (Association for the Portuguese Documentary). She teaches Cinema and Documentary since 1998 in different Masters. In 2000 she creates Laranja Azul with Catarina Alves Costa, an independent film production company. It is in this context that she directs her films which have always been awarded and shown in international festivals. Her main areas of research are documentary, memory, dream, archive and autobiography. Her PhD film “A toca do Lobo” was released theatrically all over Portugal and premiered at The Rotterdam International Film Festival.

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[2023] Astrakan 79
[2020] Ana and Maurizio
[2019] The Hissing of Summer Sands (short)
[2015] The Wolf's Lair
[2010] Through Shadows
[2009] Mother and Daughter (short)
[2006] On Edge
[2006] My Village Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
[2004] Love Me, Love Me Not
[2002] Restless
[2001] Next Stop (short)
[1998] The Lady of Chandor
[1997] Out of Water (short)
[1996] The Port (short)
[1994] Mecca Before I Die (short)

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