Gebo et l’ombre

Gebo et l’ombre

Manoel de Oliveira

Portugal/France, 2012, 91 min., French


The latest film by Oliveira is adapted from the theatre play by Raul Brandão, O gebo e a sombra, and has been produced by O som e a furia, establishing a meaningful intergenerational dialogue between the Portuguese contemporary filmmakers. Oliveira, for whom Brandao is one of his few preferential authors, moves the setting of the film from Portugal to France. He deepens in the same pathway opened by the late Singularidades de una chica rubia (2009) and El extraño caso de Angélica (2010), that is, in the look of a world populated by characters exposed to chance, fascination and paradox. Gebo is a honest collector but decides to cover up for his son, who is a thief. After public scorn, he ends up in jail.


Manuel de Oliveira

Living memory of Portuguese cinema, Manoel de Oliveira is 104 years old, and presented at Venice his Gebo et l’ombre and is already preparing A Igreja do Diabo. Even though he attributes his late films to a superstition according to which if he stops filming, Death would remember him, each new film by Oliveira represents just what film magazines are obsessed to search elsewhere: young, radical, contemporary cinema. Self-taught, always lucid and already a wise man, it is impossible to write a brief biographical sketch of such an Artist, so we shall content ourselves here with providing the titles of some of his masterpieces: Douro, Faina Fluvial (1931), O Acto da Primavera (1961), O Passado e o Presente (1971), Amor de Perdição (1978), Francisca (1981), Non o a Vã Glória de Mandar (1990), El Valle Abraham (1993), Palabra y Utopía (2000), Espelho Mágico (2005).



2012 Gebo et l'ombre

2010 El extraño caso de Angélica

2009 Singularidades de una chica rubia

2007 Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma

2006 Belle toujours

2005 Espelho Mágico

2004 O Quinto Império - Ontem Como Hoje

2003 Una película hablada

2002 El principio de la incertidumbre

Gébo et l'Ombre

Gebo and the Shadow

Portugal, France, 2011, 91 min, Francés

Dirección /Direction

Manoel de Oliveira

Guión / Script

Manoel de Oliveira

Fotografía / Cinematography

Renato Berta

Montaje / Editing

Valérie Loiseleux

Sonido / Sound

Henri Maikoff

Producción / Producers

Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre,

Luis Urbano

Intérpretes / Cast

Michael Lonsdale (Gebo),

Claudia Cardinale (Doroteia),

Jeanne Moreau (Candidinha),

Leonor Silveira (Sofía),

Ricardo Trêpa (João),

Luís Miguel Cintra (Chamiço)

Compañía productora / Production company

MACT Productions, O Som e a Fúria

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Epicentre Films

Rue de la Mare, 55

75020 París


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