booking required

Cinema at the Museum - Portraits of Amazing Lives IV

Free admission

29 April at 16:00

Pintura habitada (Inhabited Painting) (50 mins.), Joana Ascensão, Portugal 2006
Awarded Best Portuguese Documentary

Between fiction and reality, four films transport us through a multitude of sounds and images to the heart of the life and work of exceptional Portuguese creators, artists and writers, as seen by sentimental, almost indiscreet cameras, pointed directly at the eyes, even intrusively. These documentaries are another form of portraiture. They amalgamate the body, the modus vivendi and the creative process in one, unfiltered, sometimes naked. So fragile and sublime in complicity that they leave us questioning the relationship between director and creator. 

This documentary is about the work of Helena Almeida. She is a plastic artist who has developed work, since the late 1960s, in which she explores the limits of the different mediums she uses, be they painting, drawing, photography or video. The film is centred around the various phases and elements involved in the complex creative process through which Helena Almeida constructs her works, where her own body is part of her work. 



Cinema at the Museum - Portraits of Amazing Lives 

Documentary series (4 sessions), spoken in Portuguese

In collaboration with Zero em Comportamento 


Saturdays at 4.00 (p.m.)

21th January, José Cardoso Pires – Diário de Bordo (52 min.)

18th February, Jotta: a minha maladresse é uma forma de delicatesse (70 min.)

1th April, Alexandre O’Neill – tomai lá do o’neill (52 min.)

29th April,  Pintura habitada (50 min.)


For adults and youths (> 14)

Advance booking required 

For more information contact us at or at +351 213 213 240

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