THE BEST OF MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA.by marcusfernandes | created - 15 Feb 2011 | updated - 15 Feb 2011 | Public
In my opinion,these are some- strongly recommended-Oliveira's films.The films listed are from my private collection.
1. 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 »
2. Vale Abraão (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 »
3. '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 »
4. Je rentre à la maison (2001)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
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. ... See full summary »
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 »
6. 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.
9. Um Filme Falado (2003)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
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