Manoel Oliveira Biography (1908-)

Full name, Manoel Candid Pinto de Oliveira; born December 10, 1908, in Oporto, Portugal; son of agricultural landowners; grandfather of Ricardo Trepa (anactor). Avocational interests: Athletic pursuits. Career: Director, screenwriter, editor, producer, cinematographer, sound technician, and actor. Awards, Honors: Interfilm Award Special Prize, Berlin International Film Festival, 1981, for body of work; Critics Special Award, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 1988, for Os Canibais; Grand Jury SpecialPrize, Venice Film Festival, 1991, for A Divina Comedia; Golden Leopard Award, Locarno International Film Festival, 1992, for O Dia do Desespero and body of work; Critics Award, Sao Paulo International Film Festival,and Best Artistic Contribution Award, Tokyo International Film Festival, both1993, for Vale Abraao; Prize of the Screenwriter's Critic and Writer's Catalan Association, Catalonian International Film Festival, and Golden Palm Award nomination, Cannes International Film Festival, both 1995, for O Convento; Golden Lion Award nomination, Venice Film Festival, 1996, for Party; FIPRESCI Award, European Film Awards, Special Achievement Award (International Competition), Tokyo International Film Festival, and Golden Hugo Award nomination, Chicago International Film Festival, all 1997, for Viagem ao Principio do Mundo. Addresses: Contact: Instituto Portuguesde Cinema, Rua San Pedrode Alcantara 45, 1200 Lisbon, Portugal.

Nationality
Portuguese
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, screenwriter, editor, producer, cinematographer, sound technician, actor
Birth Details
December 10, 1908
Oporto, Portugal

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, Douro, Faina Fluvial (also known as Douro, River Work; documentary short film), [Portugal], 1931
  • Director, Estatuas de Lisboa (documentary), [Portugal], 1932
  • Director, Miramar, Praia das Rosas (documentary short film), Lisboa Filme, 1938
  • Director, Ja Se Fabricam Automoveis em Portugal (also known as Em Portugal Ja Se Fazem Automoveis; documentary short film), Lisboa Filme, 1938
  • Director, Famalicao, [Portugal], 1941
  • Director and editor, Aniki-Bobo (also known as Aniki Bobo),Producoes Antonio Lopes Ribeiro, 1942
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, sound technician, and editor, O Pintor e a Cidade (also known as The Painter and the City; short film), [Portugal], 1956
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, sound technician, and editor, O Pao, Federacao Nacional dos Industriais de Moagem, 1959
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, sound technician, and editor, Acto de Primavera (also known as Act of Spring), [Portugal], 1963
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, sound technician, and editor, A Caca (short film), [Portugal], 1964
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, sound technician, and editor, AsPinturas do Meu Irmao Julio, [Portugal], 1965
  • Director and editor, Perpetuo contra o esquadrao da morte, Difilm,1967
  • Director, producer, and editor, O Passado e o Presente (also knownas The Past and the Present), Centro Portugues de Cinema, 1971
  • Director and editor, Benilde, ou a Virgem Mae (also known as Benilde, or the Virgin Mother), [Portugal], 1975
  • Director, Amor de Perdicao (also known as Doomed Love and Amora de Perdicao), Centro Portugues de Cinema, 1978
  • Director, Francisca, [Portugal], 1981
  • Director, Visita ou Memorias e Confissoes (also known as Memorias e Confissoes), Instituto Portugues de Cinema, 1982
  • Director, Nice a propos de Jean Vigo (also known as A propos deVigo; documentary), Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, 1983
  • Director, Le soulier de satin (also known as The Satin Slipper and O Sapato de Cetim), Cannon, 1985
  • Director and editor, O Meu Caso (also known as My Case andMon cas), Les Films du Passage/La Sept/Filmargen, 1987
  • Director and editor, Os Canibais (also known as The Cannibals), Gemini Films, 1988
  • Director and editor, Non, ou a Va Gloria de Mandar (also known asNo, or the Vain Glory of Command, Nao, ou a Va Gloria de Mandar, No a la vanagloria de mandar, No, o la vana gloria de mandar,and Non, ou la vaine gloirede commander), Gemini Films, 1990
  • Director and editor, A Divina Comedia (also known as The DivineComedy and La divine comedie), Gemini Films, 1991
  • Director and editor, O Dia do Desespero (also known as The Dayof Despair and Le jour du desespoir), Gemini Films, 1992
  • Director and editor, Vale Abraao (also known as Abraham Valley, The Valley of Abraham, and Le val Abraham), Gemini Films,1993
  • Director and editor, A Caixa (also known as Blind Man's Bluff and La cassette), Gemini Films, 1994
  • Director and editor, O Convento (also known as The Conventand Le couvent), Gemini Films, 1995
  • Director, Party, Gemini Films, 1996
  • Director, Viagem ao Principio do Mundo (also known as Journey to the Beginning of the World, Voyage to the Beginning of the World, and Voyage au debut du monde), Strand Releasing, 1997
  • Director, Inquietud (also known as Anxiety and Inquietude), Strand Releasing, 1998
  • Director, A carta (also known as A princessa de Cleves, La lettre, and La princesse de Cleves), Gemini Films, 1999
  • Vieira, [Portugal], 2000
  • Film Appearances
  • Extra, Fatima Milagrosa, Lupo Film, 1928
  • A Cancao de Lisboa, Tobis Portuguesa, 1933
  • Priest, Conversa Acabada, Tobis Portuguesa, 1982
  • Himself, Lisbon Story (also known as Lisbonne Story and Viagem a Lisboa), Cine Company, 1994
  • Conductor, Viagem ao Principio do Mundo (also known as Journeyto the Beginning of the World, Voyage to the Beginning of the World, and Voyage au debut du monde), Strand Releasing, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Director, Lisboa Cultural (documentary), Radiotelevisao Portuguesa, 1983
  • Himself, Especial Cannes: 50 Anos de Festival (documentary), Radiotelevisao Portuguesa, 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Aniki-Bobo (also known as Aniki Bobo), Producoes Antonio Lopes Ribeiro, 1942
  • A Caca (short film), [Portugal], 1964
  • O Passado e o Presente (also known as The Past and the Present), Centro Portugues de Cinema, 1971
  • Benilde, ou a Virgem Mae (also known as Benilde, or the VirginMother), [Portugal], 1975
  • Amor de Perdicao (also known as Doomed Love and Amora dePerdicao), Centro Portugues de Cinema, 1978
  • Francisca, [Portugal], 1981
  • Le soulier de satin (also known as The Satin Slipper and O Sapato de Cetim), Cannon, 1985
  • O Meu Caso (also known as My Case and Mon cas), LesFilms du Passage/La Sept/Filmargen, 1987
  • Os Canibais (also known as The Cannibals), Gemini Films, 1988
  • Non, ou a Va Gloria de Mandar (also known as No, or the Vain Glory of Command, Nao, ou a Va Gloria de Mandar, No a la vanagloria de mandar, No, o la vana gloria de mandar, and Non, ou la vaine gloirede commander), Gemini Films, 1990
  • A Divina Comedia (also known as The Divine Comedy and Ladivine comedie), Gemini Films, 1991
  • O Dia do Desespero (also known as The Day of Despair and Le jour du desespoir), Gemini Films, 1992
  • And dialogue, Vale Abraao (also known as Abraham Valley, The Valley of Abraham, and Le val Abraham), Gemini Films, 1993
  • A Caixa (also known as Blind Man's Bluff and La cassette), Gemini Films, 1994
  • O Convento (also known as The Convent and Le couvent), Gemini Films, 1995
  • Party, Gemini Films, 1996
  • Viagem ao Principio do Mundo (also known as Journey to the Beginning of the World, Voyage to the Beginning of the World, and Voyage au debut du monde), Strand Releasing, 1997
  • Inquietud (also known as Anxiety and Inquietude), Strand Releasing, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Chicago Tribune, February 5, 1996, p. 3.*

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