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

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