António-Pedro Vasconcelos made his debut as a film director in 1973 with Perdido por cem, inspired by the nouvelle vague-movement. His 1984 O Lugar do Morto was the greatest success of Portuguese cinema of all times. Vasconcelos’ film Jaime (1999) won him the Silver Shell at the San Sebastián Film Festival, as well as the Portuguese Golden Globes for best film and best director. That last prize was also awarded to Call Girl in 2007. Vasconcelos is currently working on his eighth motion picture. He is also a documentary filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and teacher. He holds lectures, writes columns and film reviews for various magazines and newspapers, works for tv and radio and has published a number of books on film and television.