Scotland’s Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival

Scotland’s Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival


José and Pilar / José e Pilar
+ Q&A

Miguel Gonçalves Mendes

see below for details on Q&A + additional event information

José Saramago was born into a poor family in Azinhaga, Portugal. He lacked the means to study beyond the fourth grade and only began to write at the age of 60. Yet, he quickly became one of the world’s favourite Portuguese-language authors and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. Pilar del Rio, José’s beloved wife, has a strong spirit and a firm grasp of José’s active schedule. With appearances from Gael García Bernal and Gabriel García Márquez, José and Pilar offers an intimate glimpse into the couple’s world.


Portugal/Brazil/Spain  2010 • 1hr 18m • U (Universal)

Portuguese and Spanish with English Subtitles

This event was produced with support from The Instituto Camões. 

Also supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.


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Fri 23 Feb | 6pm

CCA | Glasgow


Closed captions are available.