VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

FRANCISCA

V' 08

FRANCISCA

Manoel De Oliveira
P, 1981
Fiction, 167min, OmeU

FRANCISCA

Manoel De Oliveira
P, 1981
Fiction, 167min, OmeU

Actors: 
Teresa Menezes
Francisca/Fanny
Diógo Dória
José Augusto
Mário Barroso
Camilo Castela Branco
Rui Mendes
Manuel Negrão
Paulo Rocha
Arzt
Sílvia Rato
Maria Owen
Glória de Matos
Rita Owen
Screenplay: 
Manoel de Oliveira nach dem Roman «Fanny Owen» von Agustina Bessa Luís
Sound: 
Jean-Paul Mugel
Camera: 
Elso Roque
Editor: 
Monique Rutler-Bairrão
Composer: 
João Paes
Decoration: 
António Casimiro
Costume: 
Rita Azevedo Gomes

Production: 
V.O. Filmes
World Sales: 
Adelaide Trepa Manoel de Oliveira Filmes, Lda Rua Henrique Lopes de Mendonça, 23/66 4150-394 Porto, Portugal T 22 616 13 17 mofilmes@sapo.pt
Format: 
35 mm
Color

]]>To the 100st birthday of Manoel de Oliveria]]>

The based-on-truth tale of doomed love narrates the moth-like convergence of two wealthy young men around a famous female flame of the nineteenth century. De Oliveira is a mischievous delighter in ritual - his tirelessly talkative characters group themselves into velvet-rich conversational tableaux, sometimes looking at each other, mostly gazing out to camera in an Old Master trance, as if Velásquez stood off-screen, palette in hand. His movies have a slow Protean pulse, a surging grandeur and a power to build a tragic breaking-point without any showy climaxes. (Nigel Andrews)