Films byTexts by Paulo Rocha
The Island of Love
Paulo Rocha, 1982, 169’

“Paulo Rocha started to work in the early 1970s on a project about the life of Wenceslau de Moraes, a Portuguese writer and former Navy officer who settled in Japan in the late 19th century.

Paulo Rocha, 1984, 100’

“Made as a ‘twin’ of A ilha dos amores, A ilha de Moraes is a poetic documentary on the enigmatic life of Wenceslau de Moraes, the great Portuguese writer who, like Paulo Rocha himself, had a profound fascination for Asian cultures and lived in Japan from 1912 until his death in