João Rui Guerra da Mata

Portugal 26 min Fiction


At dawn on August 25th, 1988, Portugal wakes up with the largest fire ever since the Great Earthquake of 1755. In Lisbon, Chiado district burns. Across the city, away from the smoke and fire, Francisco receives an unexpected phone call and flames from the past burst though his bedroom, suffocating his life.


João Rui Guerra da Mata

He started working in cinema in 1995 and teached Art Direction / Production Design at the Lisbon Film School from 2004 to 2011. He co-wrote Morrer como un homen with João Pedro Rodrigues as well as co-directed together with him China, China i A última vez que vi Macau.

Filmography: A última vez que vi Macau (2012), O que arde cura (2012, curt), Alvorada vermelha (2011), China China (2007, curt)

João Rui Guerra da Mata

Film information

Original Title: As the Flames Rose
Director: João Rui Guerra da Mata
Script: João Rui Guerra da Mata
Contact: Curtas Metragens
With: João Pedro Rodrigues
Country: Portugal
Year: 2012
Format: Digital
Length: 26 min
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2013