Tobis Portuguesa is a Portuguese film production and lab processing company. Established in June 3, 1932, Tobis produced many of the major works in Portuguese cinema for three decades.
Founded in 1932, Tobis originally focused on film production and lab processing. it produced many works of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, such as A Canção de Lisboa .
In 1955, Tobis merged with Lisboa Filmes,one of Portugal's main film producers. The rights to its films were included within the Tobis film catalogue.
In 2004, Tobis acquired digital video transcription equipment. In 2005, Tobis acquired Concept Films.
Francisco Caetano Keil Coelho do Amaral, 2nd Viscount of Pedralva, was a Portuguese architect, painter and photographer. His name was given to a street in Lisbon.
Jorge Brum do Canto was a Portuguese film director and actor. His career spanned over a half-century, from 1929 to 1984.
The Cinema of Portugal started with the birth of the medium in the late 19th century. Cinema was introduced in Portugal in 1896 with the screening of foreign films and the first Portuguese film was Saída do Pessoal Operário da Fábrica Confiança, made in the same year. The first movie theater opened in 1904 and the first scripted Portuguese film was O Rapto de Uma Actriz (1907). The first all-talking sound film, A Severa, was made in 1931. Starting in 1933, with A Canção de Lisboa, the Golden Age would last the next two decades, with films such as O Pátio das Cantigas (1942) and A Menina da Rádio (1944). Aniki-Bóbó (1942), Manoel de Oliveira's first feature film, marked a milestone, with a realist style predating Italian neorealism by a few years. In the 1950s the industry stagnated. The early 1960s saw the birth of the Cinema Novo movement, showing realism in film, in the vein of Italian neorealism and the French New Wave, with films like Dom Roberto (1962) and Os Verdes Anos (1963). The movement became particularly relevant after the Carnation Revolution of 1974. In 1989, João César Monteiro's Recordações da Casa Amarela won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and in 2009, João Salaviza's Arena won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Several other Portuguese films have been in competition for major film awards like the Palme d'Or and the Golden Bear. João Sete Sete (2006) was the first Portuguese animated feature film. Portuguese cinema is significantly supported by the State, with the government's Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual giving films financial support.
A Canção de Lisboa is a 1933 Portuguese musical comedy film, directed by José Cottinelli Telmo, and starring Vasco Santana, Beatriz Costa, António Silva, Alfredo Silva, Ana Maria, Artur Rodrigues, Coralia Escobar, Eduardo Fernandes, Elvira Coutinho, Fernanda Campos, Francisco Costa, Henrique Alves, Ivone Fernandes, José Victor, Júlia da Assunção, Manoel de Oliveira, Manuel Santos Carvalho, Maria Albertina, Maria da Luz, Silvestre Alegrim, Sofia Santos, Teresa Gomes and Zizi Cosme.
Comédia à portuguesa is a term conventionally used to refer to the genre of popular Portuguese film comedies made in the 1930s and 1940s. The light-hearted comedies are predominantly set in petit-bourgeois milieus in traditional Lisbon neighbourhoods and are often accompanied by musical performances, mainly light music, fados or folk songs. The popular revue, the national equivalent of the North American vaudeville or the British music hall, had a marked influence over the comédia à portuguesa, including the talents of the actors, writers, and musicians.
António Maria da Silva was a Portuguese actor. He appeared in more than 40 productions over his more than 50 years in acting.
Luís Filipe Valente Lá Féria Orta, known professionally as Filipe La Féria, is a Portuguese director, producer, and screenwriter for television and theatre.
Pedro da Fonseca Caldeira Cabral was born on December 4th, 1950, in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a composer, published author and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in Mediaeval, Renaissance, Baroque and Iberian music. His primary instrument is the Portuguese Guitar. He is the recipient of the Degree of Grand Officer of the Order of Infante D. Henrique, awarded to him in 2018 by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Mário Simões Dias de Figueiredo was a Portuguese musicologist and professional violinist, as well as a prolific music critic and poet. He was blind from the age of 10.
Raúl Pires Ferreira Chaves was a Portuguese civil engineer and inventor. A graduate of the Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon, he lived and primarily worked in Portugal, Portuguese Cape Verde and Portuguese Guinea.
Tejo Power Station is a cultural centre that presents the evolution of energy with a Museum of Science and Industrial Archaeology concept, where themed and experimental exhibits live side by side with a great variety of cultural events. Located in the Belém area on terrain Lisbon usurped from the Tagus river at the end of the 19th century, in one of the city's areas with the greatest concentration of historical monuments where one can find, among others, the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Cultural Centre, the Tower of Belém, the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Portuguese Presidential Palace and Museum, the Coach Museum or the Cordoaria Nacional . A building classified as a Public Interest Project, the Electricity Museum unfolds along the perimeter of the old thermoelectric plant – the Tejo Power Station, which illuminated the city of Lisbon for more than four decades.
Jorge Ferreira Chaves was a Portuguese architect.
Tobis Film was a German film production and film distribution company. Founded in the late 1920s as a merger of several companies involved in the switch from silent to sound films, the organisation emerged as a leading German sound studio. Tobis used the Tri-Ergon sound-on-film system under the Tobis-Klang trade name. The UFA production company had separate rights to the Tobis system, which it used under the trade name of Ufa-Klang. Some Tobis films were released in Germany by the subsidiary Europa Film.
António Joaquim Tavares Ferro was a Portuguese writer, journalist and politician, associated with the Estado Novo.
Portugal was represented by Madalena Iglésias, with the song "Ele e ela", at the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 5 March in Luxembourg City. "Ele e ela" was chosen as the Portuguese entry at the Grande Prémio TV da Canção Portuguesa on 15 January.
Portugal was represented by Eduardo Nascimento, with the song "O vento mudou", at the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 8 April in Vienna. "O vento mudou" was chosen as the Portuguese entry at the Grande Prémio TV da Canção Portuguesa on 25 February. Eduardo Nascimento was the first black male singer in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Rumours claimed that Portuguese prime minister Salazar had chosen this particular singer to show the rest of Europe that he was not racist.
Portugal was represented by Carlos Mendes, with the song "Verão", at the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 6 April in London. "Verão" was chosen as the Portuguese entry at the Grande Prémio TV da Canção Portuguesa on 4 March.
Portugal was represented by Paulo de Carvalho, with the song "E depois do adeus", at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 6 April in Brighton. "E depois do adeus" was chosen as the Portuguese entry at the Grande Prémio TV da Canção Portuguesa on 7 March.
Tiago Emanuel da Silva Miranda, known professionally as Conan Osíris, is a Portuguese singer-songwriter. His stage name is based on the main character from Japanese series Future Boy Conan and the ancient Egyptian god Osiris.
Reynaldo dos Santos was a Portuguese physician, writer, and art historian. As a physician, he was a pioneer in the fields of vascular surgery and urology; as an art historian, he published numerous works on 15th-century Portuguese art, including on the Manueline style and on the paintings of Nuno Gonçalves.