Unlike other Portuguese filmmakers of his generation (those that made their appearance in the late 1980s and early ‘90s), João Canijo did not direct his first film after attending a film school. Instead, he underwent a kind of apprenticeship working as an assistant to Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, Werner Schroeter and Alain Tanner.


Sangue do meu sangue (2011), Mal nascida (2007), Noite escura (2004), Ganhar a vida (2001), Sapatos pretos (1998), Filha da mãe (1990), Três menos eu (1988)