(aka "Paths" or "Trails" )


directed by João César Monteiro
Portugal 1977


A poetic journey in the heart of Portugal. They were two. A man and a woman that met and traveled down from the Tras-os-Montes to the sea. Legends and steep and rocks, faces and sounds... In the film, the chant of a country's history eight century long is passed on.


Theatrical Release: May 19th, 1978

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DVD Review: Madragoa Filmes / Gemini Films (Disc 2 (Part of 11 DVD set)) - Region 0 - PAL

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Only Available in the João César Monteiro Boxset:


Madragoa Filmes / Gemini Films

Region 0 - PAL

Runtime 116'

1:1,37 (4:3) Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.42 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio Mono, Portugese
Subtitles English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Madragoa Filmes / Gemini Films

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1:1,37 (4:3)

Edition Details:
• includes 3 short films:
• the Mother 25'40''
• the Two Soldiers 25'28''
• the Love of the Three Pomegranates 25'02''
• special features:
• Interviews
• Photos
• Posters
• Filmography
• Credits

DVD Release Date: 2003
Amaray (part of 11 DVD box set)

Chapters 14






Like all others in the "The Complete João César Monteiro" Boxset this DVD has original audio and optional English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. All appear to have an original aspect ratio image that is un-manipulated from the print source. 

Again, colors are a little brighter this time but there is some damage marks. The photography brings out some great shots of clarity but overall impressions are it is soft. There are some good extras including more interviews and 2 shorts.



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