Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#151 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:16 am

Press kit (in French) for Gebo available: http://www.epicentrefilms.com/fichier/1 ... presse.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Contains several interviews with Oliveira and the actors.

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#152 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:32 am

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Oliveira appears in person in Lissabon, before the General Assembly of the Republic, giving a short speech before a screening of Gebo and the Shadow and an outdoor screening of Aniki-Bobo:
http://cinema.sapo.pt/magazine/noticia/ ... assembleia" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - gallery of nine photos
http://m.publico.pt/Detail/1563769" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.dn.pt/inicio/artes/interior. ... cao=Cinema" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Oliveira looks frail, but, anyway, encouraging news following his brief hospitalization in July and his non-appearances at the Venice Film Festival and the Paris preview of Gebo, due either to health issues or to pre-production on his new film The Devil´s Church, most likely a bit of both.

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#153 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:41 am

Gebo et l´ombre awarded Special Jury Prize, Abu Dhabi International Film Festival.

Info in Portuguese here:
http://www.c7nema.net/index.php?option= ... =f-default" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

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#154 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:35 am

Oliveira´s Francisca and Satin Slipper screens in 35mm at this year´s Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival.

Satin Slipper is said to be distributed in Portugal by Lusomundo. Good news. They´re open to releasing Oliveira films on DVD with English subtitles.

Francisca distributed by Rank Filmes.

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#155 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:15 am

The anthology film Invisible World (Mundo invisível) finally released at Rome Film Festival. Reviewed in Variety.

Oliveira shot his contribution (Do visível ao invisível) several years ago (included in the Oliveira 22-dvd box from Lusomundo).

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#156 Post by repeat » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:22 am

Has Cinema Guild picked up Gebo? Just noticed that the Epicentre DVD has English subs, but would rather hold for a likely superior (and maybe Blu?) release from CG.

In case it hasn't been mentioned yet, Epicentre's DVD of Cristóvão Colombo also seems to be English-friendly.

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#157 Post by John Cope » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:08 pm

I ordered the DVD of Gebo directly from Epicentre more than a month ago but have yet to receive it. If I ever do I will post a follow up on quality. As far as I know Cinema Guild has no plans for this film theatrically. I'm not sure what that implies about eventual video release plans. I suspect it will receive a less elaborate edition than the last two films regardless of who releases it. I'd also recommend the Portuguese DVD of Cristóvão Colombo as it too contains English subs, though if it is the same edition as the one in the box set (and I would assume that it is) the tragedy then is that the extended accompanying interview with MO has no subs. This seems a kind of arbitrary thing with these Portuguese DVDs as many of the other individual versions of his films from the same company have all the extensive extras subbed so just be forewarned.

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#158 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:54 am

I found an interview with Oliveira´s producer Luís Urbano and with actress Leonor Silveira about Gebo et l´ombre.

Urbano confirms that Michel Piccoli and Ludivine Cleric were replaced by Michel Lonsdale and Claudia Cardinale due to insurance and financial guarantee factors.

He also tells that Lonsdale was cast due to his physical resemblance to Joao Bernard da Costa, former director of Cinemateca Portuguesa, and because he appeared in India Song, one of Oliveira´s favorite films.

According to Urbano, Oliveira shot Gebo from a 40-page shooting plan; "the film was all in his head".

Full story in Portuguese:

http://36.mostra.org/jornal-da-mostra/3 ... la-palavra" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#159 Post by repeat » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:20 am

Stefan Andersson wrote:Urbano confirms that Michel Piccoli and Ludivine Cleric were replaced by Michel Lonsdale and Claudia Cardinale due to insurance and financial guarantee factors.
Oliveira himself stated in an interview with Cahiers that the creditors forced health check-ups on everyone involved, and while he himself passed with flying colours, Piccoli's test results turned out to be a problem!

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#160 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:32 am

David Bordwell reflects on the filmmaking style in Gebo and the Shadow:

http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2013/ ... -together/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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#161 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:16 am

Latest news:

http://sol.sapo.pt/inicio/Cultura/Inter ... t_id=90997" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Brief comments about his upcoming medium-length film O Velho do Restelo, its financing problems and literary basis.

Also brief news about an upcoming project about women doing harvesting work, written on the wish of an Italian actress. Screenplay completed.

Oliveira also says shooting A Igreja do Diabo in Brazil poses (unspecified) problems.

All info seemingly from a Cahiers interview (Nov. 13). The Dec. issue will apparently be dedicated to O.

Update: for info about O. appearing yesterday at a homage in Porto, see:
http://www.publico.pt/cultura/noticia/m ... 1611746#/0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
O. hints at continuing financing delays for Velho do Restelo. He´s waiting for for some sort of state subsidy. Looks much more fit than in February in accompanying photos.

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#162 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:02 am

Posted by Cinema Guild in the Cinema Guild thread under Boutique Labels:

CENTRO HISTORICO is now available to watch exclusively on iTunes. It features new work from Aki Kaurismaki, Pedro Costa, Victor Erice and Manoel de Oliveira.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/centr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... d712755769

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#163 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:19 am

Oliveira shoots his new film O Velho do Restelo, near his home in Porto, Portugal, on April 9-13.

Info in Portuguese:

http://www.publico.pt/cultura/noticia/m ... PublicoRSS+(Publico.pt" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)


http://expresso.sapo.pt/manoel-de-olive ... lo=f864615" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.ionline.pt/artigos/mais-cine ... ho-restelo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://visao.sapo.pt/o-penitente-novo-f" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ra=f775501

In French:
http://www.lepoint.fr/culture/portugal- ... 1058_3.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Several of MO´s faithful actors have been cast in the film, based on writings by Cervantes, Teixeira do Pascoaes and Camilo Castelo Branco. Excerpts from earlier films by MO will be included. DoP: Renato Berta. The film is expected to be completed in August (in time for the Venice festival?) and is a Portuguese-French co-production between O Som e a Furia and Epicentre Films, with public funding from the Catholic University of Porto and other Portuguese sources, and from the French Ministry of Culture and Information.

Epicentre released Gebo e a Sombra on DVD in France, with English subs. Bodes well for a DVD of O Velho do Restelo.
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#164 Post by John Cope » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:58 am

This is fantastic and deeply encouraging news. Certainly seems like a career summation work for him. Glad that his regular cast will return though I expected nothing less (and always imagined that Cintra would have to be the lead). Working again with someone like Mário Barroso is also very exciting to hear as is Berta as DP. I'm just grateful that this finally got off the ground; it sounds to me as though it's getting harder to find financing all the time, and probably not just because of MO's age. It may be a good thing for him that he's at the end of his career as it doesn't look likely to be getting any easier.

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#165 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:21 am

First on-set picture from O Velho do Restelo. To see all four actors in costume, go here (text in Portuguese):
http://www.publico.pt/cultura/noticia/m ... us-1632034" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Another on-set article: http://expresso.sapo.pt/fui-as-filmagen ... ar=f865451" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

- Brief interviews with the actors, commenting on the script
- Film is expected to be finished in June, not August as in other online reports
- Film apparently contains roles for two actresses alongside the four actors

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#166 Post by ola t » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:00 am

At Portuguese FNAC, there's a listing for a DVD of de Oliveira's 1963 film Passion of Jesus a.k.a. Rite of Spring. Release date is May 30. Haven't found any info about subtitles. Nor any other info for that matter.

The DVD release of Doomed Love that was rumored in 2012 still hasn't materialized, right?

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#167 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:22 am

Hi ola t, many thanks for the info re: the DVD of Acto da Primavera. Updated info about subs is perhaps forthcoming.

I´ve googled now and then for a DVD of Doomed Love and, sadly, found nothing yet.

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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#168 Post by Miguel M Santos » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:18 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:Oliveira shoots his new film O Velho do Restelo, near his home in Porto, Portugal, on April 9-13.

based on writings by Cervantes, Teixeira do Pascoaes and Camilo Castelo Branco.
Despite what's in the articles I strongly suspect that should be Camões, rather than Cervantes, as Camões created the character in "The Lusiads".

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#169 Post by John Cope » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:24 pm

It's Camões as well as all the rest listed.

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#170 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:32 pm

O Velho do Restelo showing at the Walter Reade Theatre, Oct. 5, during the NYFF52 festival:

http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2014/films/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... -of-france

English title: The Old Man of Belem

Excerpt: http://vimeo.com/104030172" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
No subs.

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#171 Post by rockysds » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:10 am

Manoel de Oliveira made this year's 1-minute Viennale trailer: Chafariz das Virtudes.

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#172 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat May 23, 2015 11:11 am

Cross-referencing this thread with the thread dedicated to MO in the Old Films section:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13671&p=515188#p515188" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Scroll down for latest news about first showings of MO´s Visita (1982).

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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#173 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat May 23, 2015 11:16 am

MO´s last film O Velho do Restelo (2014) on Youtube (for now at least), French subs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UupUtuxKJo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The title translates as The Old Man of Belem, a character in Os Lusíadas, a 16th Century verse poem in Portuguese by Luis Vaz de Camoes.

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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#174 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:06 am

Visit or Memories and Confessions announced for DVD release in France:
http://www.epicentrefilms.com/dvd-Visit" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... e-Oliveira

Subtitled in English according to the site.

Two-DVD set, including the short subject The Old Man of Belem and Joao Botelho´s film Movies, Oliveira and Me, featuring Botelho´s version of Oliveira´s screenplay/screen idea The Gloved Woman, co-starring Leonor Silveira.

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Re: Manoel de Oliveira on DVD

#175 Post by John Cope » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:32 pm

Wish they could have included Um Século de Energia as well as then this really would have seemed like a coming together of his final films collection but I really can't complain about such a wonderful set. Including the Botelho is a real coup as that's especially rare and difficult to find (with English subs).

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