GEBO AND THE SHADOW

Synopsis

Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.
Gebo seems to be hiding something, especially to Doroteia, who is anxiously waiting to see her son again. Sofia is also waiting for her husband to come home, and yet she fears him. All of a sudden, João arrives and everything changes.

Director's Bio-filmography

Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira was born December 11, 1908 in Cedofeita, Porto. He began working on films in the late 1920s. Since the late 1980s he has been one of the most prolific working film directors and continues to make an average of one film per year past the age of 100. He’s thought to be the oldest active film director in the world. He is also the only filmmaker whose active career has spanned from the silent era to the digital age. Among his numerous awards are two Career Golden Lions from the Venice Film Festival.

THE OLD MAN OF BELEM [2014] GEBO AND THE SHADOW [2012] PAINEIS DE S. VICENTE DE FORA – VISÃO POÉTICA [CM -2010] O ESTRANHO CASO DE ANGÉLICA [2010] SINGULARIDADES DE UMA RAPARIGA LOURA [2009] ROMANCE DE VILA DO CONDE [CM – 2008] O VITRAL E A SANTA MORTA [CM – 2008] CRISTOVÃO COLOMBO – O ENIGMA [2007] RENCONTRE UNIQUE [CM – 2007] BELLE TOUJOURS [2006] ESPELHOGICO [2005] O QUINTO IMPÉRIOONTEM COMO [2004] O PRINCIPIO DA INCERTEZA [2002] PORTO DA MINHA INFÂNCIA [2001] VOU PARA CASA [2001] PALAVRA E UTOPIA [2000] A CARTA [1999] INQUIÉTUDE [1998] VIAGEM AO FIM DO MUNDO [1997] PARTY [1996] O CONVENTO [1995] A CAIXA [1994] VALE ABRAÃO [1993] O DIA DO DESESPERO [1992] DIVINA COMÉDIA [1991] NON OU A VÂ GLÓRIA DE MANDAR [1990] OS CANIBAIS [1988] O MEU CASO [1986] LE SOULIER DE SATIN [1985] BENILDE OU A VIRGEM MÃE [1975] O PASSADO E O PRESENTE [1972] AS PINTURAS DO MEU IRMÃO JÚLIO [CM – 1965] ACTO DA PRIMAVERA [1963] A CAÇA [CM – 1963] O PÃO [1959] O PINTOR E A CIDADE [CM – 1956] ANIKI BÓBÓ [1942] DOURO FAINA FLUVIAL [1931 – NEW EDITING 1994]

Festivals & Awards

Biennale di Venezia [Italy, 2012]
Abu Dhabi Film Festival: Special Jury Award [United Arab Emirates, 2012]
Toronto International Film Festival [Canada, 2012]
Mumbai FF [India, 2012]
Viennale [Austria, 2012]
Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo [Spain, 2012]
Cinemania [Canada, 2012]
Black Nights FF [Estonia, 2012]
Mar del Plata Internacional Film Festival [Argentina, 2012]

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Theatrical Release

PORTUGUESE RELEASE OCTOBER 11TH 2012
FRENCH RELEASE SEPTEMBER 26TH 2012
MEXICAN RELEASE FEBRUARY 7TH 2013

Cast

Michael Lonsdale Claudia Cardinale Jeanne Moreau Leonor Silveira Luís Miguel Cintra Ricardo Trêpa

Crew

Adaptated and directed Manoel de Oliveira based upon the play of Raul Brandão Cinematography Renato Berta Décors Christian Marti Costumes Adelaide Trêpa Sound Henri Maikoff Editor Valérie Loiseleux Sound editor and mix Tiago Matos Production manager Jacques Arhex, Joaquim Carvalho Producers Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar e Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre 35mm, Colour, 91’, Dolby SRD, 1.85 © O SOM E A FÚRIA, MACT PRODUCTIONS 2012

Sponsors

  • Supported by ICA ICA
  • With the participation CNC CNC
  • and Région Île-de-France Région Île-de-France
  • and Ciné + Ciné +
  • and RTP RTP
  • With the participation Canal+ Canal+