Manoel de Oliveira 1908-2015

by penchofifteenpolls | created - 03 Apr 2015 | updated - 17 May 2015 | Public

Portuguese film director [link]nm0210701[/link] passed away on April 2 of 2015. At an age of 106 years he is the only director in history whose career went from the silent films to the digital movies, he is also one of the most longevous filmmakers as he continued making films until his death.

Among his many recognitions he won two Golden Lions, five portuguese Golden Globes, a Chicago Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and a honorary Golden Palm.

In his honour, which of these Manoel de Oliveira films is your favorite or you are more interested in watching?

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1. The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Ana Maria Magalhães, Filipe Vargas, Isabel Ruth

Votes: 1,650 | Gross: $0.05M

A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.

2. Belle toujours (2006)

Not Rated | 68 min | Drama, Music

38 years after their last encounter, Henri Husson thinks he sees Séverine in a concert. He follows her and sadistically takes out a slow and painful revenge.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Baldaque

Votes: 943 | Gross: $0.01M

38 years after the original story (Belle de Jour), Henri Husson thinks he sees Séverine one night in a concert. He follows her and makes her face her past and with sadism takes a slow and painful revenge on her.

3. The Uncertainty Principle (2002)

133 min | Drama

Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Baldaque, Leonor Silveira, Isabel Ruth, Ricardo Trêpa

Votes: 360

Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.

4. The Letter (1999)

107 min | Drama

A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Pedro Abrunhosa, Antoine Chappey, Leonor Silveira

Votes: 635

A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her.

5. Voyage to the Beginning of the World (1997)

91 min | Biography, Drama

Manoel is aging film director who travels with the film crew through Portugal in search of the origins of Afonso, a famous French actor whose father emigrated from Portugal to France and in... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Yves Gautier, Leonor Silveira, Diogo Dória

Votes: 658

Manoel is aging film director who travels with the film crew through Portugal in search of the origins of Afonso, a famous French actor whose father emigrated from Portugal to France and in process remembers his own youth.

6. I'm Going Home (2001)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Antoine Chappey

Votes: 1,627

The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash.

7. Os Canibais (1988)

90 min | Musical, Drama, Fantasy

A drama following stories of characters from the Portuguese High Society.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira, Diogo Dória, Oliveira Lopes

Votes: 420

A drama following stories of characters from the Portuguese High Society.

8. The Convent (1995)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Mystery

The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira

Votes: 905 | Gross: $0.05M

The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: Shakespeare was born in Spain; not in England.

9. Magic Mirror (2005)

137 min | Drama, Music

Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trêpa, Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Baldaque

Votes: 317

Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin Mary

10. A Talking Picture (2003)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, History

75 Metascore

Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Aden, and Bombay. Along with a university teacher and her little daughter, we embark on a long journey, experiencing different cultures and civilizations.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Filipa de Almeida, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 1,855 | Gross: $0.01M

A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter about myth, history, religion, and wars.

11. Mon cas (1986)

92 min | Drama, Fantasy

Four versions of the same story, first in the perspective of a theatre play, second in the perspective of a silent film, third in the perspective of a film of the 50s and finally in a biblical philosophical perspective.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Bulle Ogier, Luís Miguel Cintra, Axel Bogousslavsky, Fred Personne

Votes: 175

Four versions of the same story, first in the perspective of a theatre play, second in the perspective of a silent film, third in the perspective of a film of the 50s and finally in a biblical philosophical perspective.

12. Gebo et l'ombre (2012)

95 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Set in the late 19th century, about a honored but poor patriarch who sacrifices himself to protect his fugitive son.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michael Lonsdale, Claudia Cardinale, Jeanne Moreau, Leonor Silveira

Votes: 543

Set in the late 19th century, about a honored but poor patriarch who sacrifices himself to protect his fugitive son.

13. Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma (2007)

75 min | Drama, History

A true story of a doctor and his wife who went on a journey in order to prove that discoverer Christopher Columbus was in fact Portuguese.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Baldaque, Manoel de Oliveira, Maria Isabel de Oliveira

Votes: 373

A true story of a doctor and his wife who went on a journey in order to prove that discoverer Christopher Columbus was in fact Portuguese.

14. Word and Utopia (2000)

130 min | Biography, History

The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Lima Duarte, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa, Miguel Guilherme

Votes: 348

The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery.

15. Party (1996)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

The battle of the sexes? The forces of despair and seduction? On S. Miguel in the Azores, Rogério, a young man with old money, and his enigmatic wife Leonor host a garden party at their ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Irene Papas, Leonor Silveira, Rogério Samora

Votes: 274

The battle of the sexes? The forces of despair and seduction? On S. Miguel in the Azores, Rogério, a young man with old money, and his enigmatic wife Leonor host a garden party at their villa. The intriguing guests are an older unmarried couple, the philosophical and observant Irene, and Michel, a roué. While Rogério and Irene talk, Michel and Leonor go down to the sea. The conversations upset Rogério and capture Leonor's imagination.

An anthology film drama featuring three tales linked by the theme of death.

17. O Dia do Desespero (1992)

75 min | Biography, Drama

Portrait of the last days of the life of Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Teresa Madruga, Mário Barroso, Luís Miguel Cintra, Diogo Dória

Votes: 166

Portrait of the last days of the life of Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco.

18. Abraham's Valley (1993)

187 min | Drama

Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Cécile Sanz de Alba, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ruy de Carvalho

Votes: 1,169

Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to sleep in a separate room, to avoid waking Ema when he has to return late at night. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover.

19. A Caixa (1994)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

Stories of various individuals living in a poor district of Lisbon are intertwined with the sad life of a blind street vendor whose only means of support is his elm box.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Glicínia Quartin, Ruy de Carvalho, Beatriz Batarda

Votes: 372

Stories about neighboring in Lisbon are told by a homeless blind man who's only means of support is his elm box.

20. Porto of My Childhood (2001)

61 min | Biography, Drama

The city of Porto viewed by the intimate eye of Manoel de Oliveira.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Jorge Trêpa, Ricardo Trêpa, Maria de Medeiros, Manoel de Oliveira

Votes: 449

This autobiographical film tells the story of director Manoel de Oliveira's youth in his beloved Oporto, Portugal.

21. A Divina Comédia (1991)

140 min | Drama

Patients in a mental institution see themselves as Adam and Eve, Sonia and Raskolnikov, a Philosopher and a Prophet, Alyosha and Ivan Karamazov, Jesus, Lazarus, Martha, Mary and St Teresa of Avila.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Miguel Guilherme, Luís Miguel Cintra, Mário Viegas

Votes: 408

In a mental institution the patients see themselves as people like Jesus, Lázaro, Marta, Maria, Adão, Eve, Sonia, Raskolnikov, Aliosha e Ivan Karamasov, a Philosopher, a Profet, Santa Teresa d'Avila, reciting the Divine Comedy.

22. The Satin Slipper (1985)

410 min | Drama

During the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America. Meanwhile Prouhèze is sent to Africa to ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Patricia Barzyk, Anne Consigny, Anne Gautier

Votes: 146

During the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America. Meanwhile Prouhèze is sent to Africa to rule the city of Mogador

23. Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (2009)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Romance

A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Ricardo Trêpa, Catarina Wallenstein, Diogo Dória, Júlia Buisel

Votes: 1,544

A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down.

24. Aniki Bóbó (1942)

71 min | Drama, Family

The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member, Carlitos, a shy boy who has "played it tough... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Nascimento Fernandes, Vital dos Santos, António Palma, Armando Pedro

Votes: 1,463

The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member, Carlitos, a shy boy who has "played it tough" by stealing a doll in a shop. Carlitos soon develops a crush on Terezinha,the only girl of the group. The trouble is that Eduardo, the "boss", is also in love with the pretty little girl. And he will not allow any rival to challenge him...

25. 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)

110 min | Drama, History, War

Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Diogo Dória, Miguel Guilherme, Luís Lucas

Votes: 805

Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973.

26. Labor on the Douro River (1931)

20 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Votes: 617

A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Oporto.

Music video made for Pedro Abrumhosa

Set mainly in one room, King Sebastian of Portugal converses with his counselors, court jesters, his grandmother and Simão Gomes, a 16th century visionary

29. Francisca (1981)

166 min | Biography, Drama

The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Teresa Menezes, Diogo Dória, Mário Barroso, Francisco Brás

Votes: 314

The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.

30. Benilde or The Virgin Mother (1975)

112 min | Drama

Raised in seclusion, a young woman claims her unborn child was conceived through an angel.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Maria Amélia Matta, Jorge Rolla, Varela Silva, Glória de Matos

Votes: 236

Benilde, a girl brought up in a very religious environment, is kept by her father on a remote farm, away from the world.

31. Past and Present (1972)

115 min | Comedy

Vanda is a young widow, with a number of marriages past her, who tends to venerate each deceased husband, as much as she betrays and denigrates the present one.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Maria de Saisset, Manuela de Freitas, Bárbara Vieira, Alberto Inácio

Votes: 173

Vanda is a young widow, with a number of marriages past her, who tends to venerate each deceased husband, as much as she betrays and denigrates the present one.

32. Acto da Primavera (1963)

94 min | Drama

Local people of Curalha, a small village, keep a tradition of representing the Passion of Jesus, since and according to a 16th text.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Nicolau Nunes Da Silva, Ermelinda Pires, Maria Madalena, Amélia Chaves

Votes: 206

Local people of Curalha, a small village, keep a tradition of representing the Passion of Jesus, since and according to a 16th text.

33. O Velho do Restelo (2014)

19 min | Short, Drama, History

Don Quixote, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes meet in an eternal garden in the middle of a modern city and talk about life.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Diogo Dória, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa, Mário Barroso

Votes: 134

Don Quixote, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes meet in an eternal garden in the middle of a modern city and talk about life.

Part of a series in which foreign filmmakers portray a region or town in France. Manoel de Oliveira looks at Nice.

35. Memories and Confessions (1993)

73 min | Biography, History

A docu-drama that follows Manoel de Oliveira's life during the times of dictatorship in Portugal.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Manoel de Oliveira, Maria Isabel de Oliveira, Diogo Dória, Teresa Madruga

Votes: 190

A docu-drama that follows Manoel de Oliveira's life during the times of dictatorship in Portugal. Yet to be released as Oliveira wished no one to see it until he was death.



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