Miguel Gomes

Miguel Gomes is a portugeuse filmmaker. After studying at
the Lisbon Theatre and Film School, he started his carreer as a film critic, journalist and film essay writer, before being acclaimad himself as a film director.

After some successful short film, Miguel Gomes reavels to the public in 2004, for his first feature film, A Cara que Mereces. Always adapting the atmosphere and places of his native land to intimate and fictional scripts, Miguel Gomes directed Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (2008), Tabu (2012). Thanks to these films, he has been selectionnated three times for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and won the Alfred-Bauer Award at the Berlinale 2012. As Mil e uma Noites / Arabian Nights based on the One Thousand and One Nights and including three chapters, hasn’t just be screen for the Directors’ Fortnight, but it also competed, for its second chapter, O Desolado, for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, even if it was not nominated. His last film The Tsugua Diaries, directed with Maureen Fazendeiro, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in 2021.

Miguel Gomes still experiments and works on new projects that interpret the popular imagination, following the ideology of art for art’s sake.