Director Biography – Joao Rodrigues

Come and meet Joao Rodrigues, one of the directors selected for the 13th Edition of the Festival du film Merveilleux.

Joao Rodrigues

João Rodrigues (1981, Porto) His graduation short “Black & White” was selected for over 50 film festivals, from Cuba to India. He directed the documentary “Alexandrino” and “The Tile-Jail Toilet-Tale”, founded the “Instant Tanz Company”. In 2014 he directed the short film “Fortunato- from here to S. Torcato” for Guimarães Capital of Culture.

Film in competition: Ana Morphose

Synopsis: A little girl reads herself to sleep. As she dozes off, the physical world starts melting into an alternate reality where the contents of a book rule over the laws of physics. Ana has to escape being swallowed by the overwhelming accumulation of printed knowledge and find her own space in a world where nothing is what it seems.

Year: 2021

Runtime: 10′

Production: Bando a Parte


Language: No Dialogue


  • Director: Joao Rodrigues.
  • Writer: Joao Rodrigues.
  • Producer: Rodrigo Areias.