Virtual Cinema

Change of Life

$12 Regular
$10 for Members (not a member?)

Virtual Screening Available In the USA
Available Friday, May
21 – Thursday, June 3


Paulo Rocha’s haunting second feature, CHANGE OF LIFE, is a beautifully-told story of a young man who returns from abroad to his small fishing village to discover that much has changed. Inspired by his work with Manoel de Oliveira, Rocha “cast” the local villagers as themselves, interspersed with experienced actors led by the great Isabel Ruth who would go on to become an Oliveira regular and an iconic presence in Pedro Costa’s OSSOS. The poetry of the local vernacular is captured in the textured dialogue written by fellow Portuguese filmmaker Antonio Reis, who met Rocha through Oliveira. The film was a critical and commercial success upon release, though it would effectively be the last film Rocha made for nearly two decades.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.


  • Genre

    Drama, Foreign Language, Romance, Classics, Subtitled

  • Runtime

    94 min

  • Release Year


  • Director

    Paulo Rocha

  • Producer

    António da Cunha Telles

  • Cast

    Geraldo Del Rey, Isabel Ruth, Maria Barroso, João Guedes, Constança Navarro

  • Country