João Nicolau was born in Lisbon. He has never understood and will never understand anything about the Middle East. He works as a filmmaker, editor, actor and musician.
He directed the feature films John From” (2015) and “The Sword and the Rose” (2010), as well as the short films “Rapace” (2006), “Song of Love and Health” (2009), “The Gift of Tears” (2012), and “Gambozinos” (2013).
His films are regularly screened in the most renowned film festivals around the world: Cannes, Venice, Locarno, São Paulo, Belfort, Vienna, Busan, Buenos Aires, Seville, Vila do Conde, Angers, Milan, Montreal, Mar del Plata, Belo Horizonte, Valdivia, Roma, Sarajevo, among others.