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Pere Portabella

Highest Rated: 84% The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) (2007)

Lowest Rated: 84% The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) (2007)

Birthday: Nov 11, 1929

Birthplace: Not Available

Spanish director and producer Pere Portabella (sometimes known as Pedro Portabella) earned a degree in chemistry before co-founding the Films 59 production company with Francisco Molero in 1959. This influential company was responsible for Marco Ferreri's El Cochecito/The Wheelchair (1959), Carlos Saura's feature-length debut Los Golfos/The Hoodlums and Luis Buñuel's Viridiana (1961). Interested in experimental cinema, Portabella was remarkably unconcerned with whether or not mass audiences liked or understood his work. His debut work, Nocturno 29 (1968), was filmed without dialogue and like all his early works received extremely limited release. Portabella threw his hat into the political arena in 1977 and served as a senator until 1988. Afterwards, he returned to the film industry with the Catalan film Pont de Varsòvia/Warsaw Bridge (1989). In the early '90s, Portabella directed a few episodes of the Catalan television series Made in Barcelona. In 1997, Portabella produced José Luís Guerin's Tren de Sombras: Le Spectre de le Tuit, the haunting tale of a photographer who mysteriously disappears while taking an early morning stroll around a lake.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Acció Santos Director 2011
No Score Yet Miró, l'altre Director 2011
No Score Yet Informe general sobre unas cuestiones de interés para una proyección pública Screenwriter Director 2011
No Score Yet No al no: Visca el piano! Director 2011
No Score Yet Mudanza Producer Director 2009
84% The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) Director Producer 2007
No Score Yet Speaking of Bunuel (A Propósito de Buñuel) Actor 2000
No Score Yet Tren de sombras (Train of Shadows) Producer 1997
No Score Yet The Bridge of Warsaw (Pont de Varsovia) Screenwriter Director 1990
No Score Yet General Report on Some Interesting Facts for a Public Showing Director 1976
No Score Yet El Sopar Screenwriter Director 1974
No Score Yet Miro Tapis Director 1974
No Score Yet Umbracle Screenwriter Director 1972
No Score Yet Cuadecuc, Vampir Director 1970
No Score Yet Nocturno 29 (Nocturne 29) Director 1968
No Score Yet Don't Count on Your Fingers Director 1967


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