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Manoel de Oliveira Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Oporto, Portugal
Died in Oporto, Portugal  (heart failure)
Birth NameManoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Manoel de Oliveira was born on December 11, 1908 in Oporto, Portugal as Manoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira. He was a director and writer, known for Je rentre à la maison (2001), Os Canibais (1988) and Voyage to the Beginning of the World (1997). He was married to Maria Isabel Brandão de Meneses de Almeida Carvalhais. He died on April 2, 2015 in Oporto.

Spouse (1)

Maria Isabel Brandão de Meneses de Almeida Carvalhais (4 December 1940 - 2 April 2015) ( his death) ( 4 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Camera always steady without camera movements
Use of every element in the frame as a symbol related to the story
Demands a very stylized acting from his actors, very theatrical and unnatural.

Trivia (20)

Grandfather of Ricardo Trêpa.
Since the year 2001 he is the oldest movie director in activity.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 832-837. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1981.
Manoel and Maria Isabel (b. 1918) are parents of two boys named Manuel Casimiro de Oliveira (b. December 21st 1941) and José Manuel de Oliveira (b. June 4th 1944) and two girls named Isabel Maria de Oliveira (b. June 29th 1947) and Adelaide Maria de Oliveira (b. October 10th 1948).
Grandfather of Ricardo Trêpa, Susana Trêpa, Jorge Trêpa (Adelaide's children), David, b. 1974 (Manuel Casimiro's son) and Filipe (José Manuel's son).
When he was 20, he studied in Actors School of Cinema.
Brother of Casimiro de Oliveira.
Son of Franciso José de Oliveira and Cândida Ferreira Pinto.
Did not become a full-time Director until he was 73 years old.
Directed his first feature film at the age of 33.
His first and second feature films were separated by 20 years.
Was a fan of the team FC Porto.
Manoel died while working on a movie at the age of 106, making him the oldest filmmaker.
Was known for being a cheerful person and passionate about his movies.
Among his numerous awards were the Career Golden Lion from the 61st Venice International Film Festival, the Special Lion for the Overall Work in the 42nd Venice International Film Festival, an Honorary Golden Palm for his lifetime achievements in 2008 Cannes Film Festival and the French Legion of Honor. He was also awarded the Order of St. James of the Sword by the President of Portugal.
He was still making plans for new feature films just months before his death.
He was chosen to give the welcoming speech at Pope Benedict XVI's meeting with representatives of the Portuguese cultural world on May 12, 2010, at the Belém Cultural Center.
He is the only filmmaker whose career spans from the silent era to the digital age.

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