Favorite Manoel de Oliveira Films

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1.
I'm Going Home (2001)
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The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife... (90 mins.)
 
2.
Aniki Bóbó (1942)
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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... (71 mins.)
 
3.
Abraham's Valley (1993)
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Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr... (187 mins.)
 
4.
Os Canibais (1988)
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A drama following stories of characters from the Portuguese High Society. (90 mins.)
 
5.
O Dia do Desespero (1992)
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Portrait of the last days of the life of Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco. (75 mins.)
 
6.
Gebo et l'ombre (2012)
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Set in the late 19th century, about a honored but poor patriarch who sacrifices himself to protect his fugitive son. (95 mins.)
 
7.
Anxiety (1998)
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(110 mins.)
 
8.
Past and Present (1972)
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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. (115 mins.)
 
9.
Ill-Fated Love (1978 Mini-Series)
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A story about doomed love between to people from different worlds and the impact in their lives. (45 mins.)
“ Theatrical version. ” - Lord_X
 
10.
'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)
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Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier... (110 mins.)
 
11.
Porto of My Childhood (2001)
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The city of Porto viewed by the intimate eye of Manoel de Oliveira. (61 mins.)
 
12.
The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
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A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter. (97 mins.)
 
13.
Mon cas (1986)
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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. (92 mins.)
 
14.
Voyage to the Beginning of the World (1997)
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Manoel is aging film director who travels with the film crew through Portugal in search of the origins of Afonso... (95 mins.)
 
15.
A Talking Picture (2003)
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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. (96 mins.)
 
16.
Belle toujours (2006)
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38 years after the original story, 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. (68 mins.)
 
17.
A Caixa (1994)
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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. (93 mins.)
 
18.
Magic Mirror (2005)
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Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda... (137 mins.)
 
19.
Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (2009)
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A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down. (64 mins.)
 
20.
La lettre (1999)
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A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love... (107 mins.)
 
21.
Word and Utopia (2000)
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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. (130 mins.)
 
22.
The Convent (1995)
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The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese... (91 mins.)
 
23.
Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma (2007)
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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. (75 mins.)