The Tyrant Father | O Pai Tirano
Comedy | Drama
DIRECTOR: João Gomes
CAST: Miguel Raposo, Jéssica Athayde, Carolina Loureiro, Rita Blanco, Jorge Mourato, Diogo Amaral, Diogo Valsassina, Cleia Almeida, Igor Regalla, João Craveiro
20 May 2023
The Tyrant Father is a Portuguese comedy that highlights the country’s culture and society, both in 1940 and 2021, through the story of a theatre company and their romantic misadventures. The play follows Chico’s pursuit of Tatão, who is also being courted by Arthur, while Grace pines for Chico. Santana writes a play that becomes a script for Chico’s love confession, but the play lands them all in jail. The 2021 remake incorporates futuristic elements, portrays Lisbon and Portugal, and aims to boost trust in the nation.
Best Supporting Actor (Adriano Carvalho), Best Supporting Actress (Manuela Maria) and 10 nominations including Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography (Luis Branquinho) - Portuguese Film Academy Sophia Awards, 2017 Best Supporting Actress (Joana Pais de Brito) - Coimbra Caminhos do Cinema Português, 2017
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