Francisco Pereira Coutinho is a Portuguese film director and photographer. His work has received multiple awards, and has been screened in the United States, Portugal, Italy, Canada and Spain.
Aside from his preference for celluloid over digital, he showcases his European influence through thoughtful, character-driven narratives, and a meticulous curation of color and mise-en-scène. He demonstrates an interest in warm family stories, often punctuated by whimsical elements, through which he explores themes of love, loneliness and self-discovery.
His latest project, “A Greenhouse”, is an introspective 16mm piece about a middle-aged woman exploring the boundaries of an unconventional marriage, and premiered in 2020.
Its most notable awards include Best Student Director at the Indie Short Fest, in Los Angeles, as well as Best Student Film by the prestigious Parajanov-Vartanov Institute in Hollywood.