A story about doomed love between to people from different worlds and the impact in their lives. –IMDb
Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira, GCSE (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐnuˈɛɫ doliˈvɐjɾɐ]; born December 11, 1908) is a Portuguese film director born in Cedofeita, Porto. He is currently the oldest active film director in the world.
Manoel de Oliveira was born in Porto, Portugal on December 11, 1908, to Francisco José de Oliveira and Cândida Ferreira Pinto. His family were wealthy industrialists.
Oliveira attended school in Galicia, Spain and his goal as a teenager was to become an actor. He enrolled in Italian film-maker Rino Lupo’s acting school at age 20, but later changed his mind when he saw Walther Ruttmann’s documentary Berlin: Symphony of a City. This prompted him to direct his first film, also a documentary, titled Douro, Faina Fluvial (1931).
He also has the distinction of having acted in the second Portuguese sound film, A Canção de Lisboa (1933).
His first feature film came much later, in 1942. Aniki-Bóbó, a portrait of Oporto’s street children… read more
What a great film, with so many intriguing ideas. I think I never saw a film based on a literary source that has such a complex structure, and also seems so simple. It was not necessarily easy to watch, but who cares? I finally start to understand why Manoel de Oliveira is considered a great director by so many friends of mine (and not only by them). I need to read the novel now, to compare it with the movie.
Masterpiece, masterpiece, masterpiece... Rewatched it today for the second time on the big screen and it has lost none of its impact. Oliveira's Doomed Love is one of the most daring films ever to be made in cinema history and probably the best portuguese film I have seen.
more than 95% of the dialogue is taken directly from the novel, without a single word changing. more than 95% of what happens in the book, happens here. the happenings take place exactly like they play out in the novel, in the same exact order. i probably shouldn't have watched this the day after reading the novel.