Recollections of the Yellow House

Recollections of the Yellow House (Portuguese: Recordações da Casa Amarela) is a 1989 Portuguese film directed by João César Monteiro[1].

Recollections of the Yellow House
Directed byJoão César Monteiro
StarringJoão César Monteiro
Manuela de Freitas
Ruy Furtado
Release date
Running time
122 minutes


João de Deus, a middle-aged man, lives in a cheap boarding house in an old part of Lisbon. He relies on Franz Schubert's music and films to stave off misery. After harassing his landlord's daughters, he is thrown out of his room. He is sent to a mental hospital; however, he eventually manages to escape through the sewers.


  • João César Monteiro as João de Deus
  • Manuela de Freitas as Dona Violeta
  • Ruy Furtado as Senhor Armando
  • Teresa Calado as Menina Julieta
  • Duarte de Almeida as Ferdinando
  • António Terrinha as the Doctor
  • Sabina Sacchi as Mimi
  • Henrique Viana as the Graduating Policeman
  • Luís Miguel Cintra as Lívio
  • Maria Ângela Violeta as Madre de Deus
  • Violeta Sarzedas as the Next Door Neighbor
  • João Pedro Bénard da Costa as the Dairy Worker
  • Manuel Gomes as Laurindo
  • Maria da Luz Fernandes as the Neighbor with the Baby
  • Vasco Sequeira as the Tavern Owner
  • José Nunes as the Kennel Worker
  • Ester Caldeira, Ana Banhas, António Terrinha and Dona Gina as Neighbors
  • João Santos as the Beggar
  • Helena Ribas as the Policewoman
  • Adamastor Duarte as the Policeman


It was awarded the Silver Lion at the 46th Venice International Film Festival.[2]


  1. "Recollections of the Yellow House, directed by João César Monteiro | Film review". Time Out London. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  2. Jay Robert Nash; Stanley R. Ross - (1990). The Motion Picture Guide 1990 Annual: The Films of 1989. Cinebooks. p. 327. ISBN 0933997299.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.