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MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA, CINEMA’S GREAT CHEFE, PASSES ON AT AGE 106

The Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira died Thursday at the age of 106, as was announced by the producer Luis Urbano. Manoel de Oliveira was the world's oldest still-working filmmaker. Since the release of his first film in 1931 during the silent film era he shot more than fifty feature films and documentaries. His last three films were released between 2009 and 2012, “O Estranho Caso de ... more >

Cristóvão Colombo – O Enigma

History, real and imagined
Ricardo Trêpa and Leonor Baldaque
Directed by Manoel de Oliveira

How does it feel to be a hundred years old? Not very different from forty of fifty, if you’re anything like director Manoel de Oliveira as seen in his recent film Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma. Sprightly enough for a man several decades younger, standing tall and straight, accompanied by a loving wife who must be close in age, still driving, still driven, still curious and reflecting upon the ... more >