O gebo e a sombra

Gebo and the Shadow
Manoel de Oliveira
P, FRA 2012
91 min

Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them. Gebo seems to be hiding something, especially to Doroteia, who is anxiously waiting to see her son again. Sofia is also waiting for her husband to come home, and yet she fears him. All of a sudden, João arrives and everything changes.

“This is a film of unobtrusive, old-school professionalism on the craft side, with cinematographer renato Berta’s 35mm images rendered, in a rare concession to changing times, via digital intermediate. Berta captures the hazily soft glow of interior illumination from gas and candles, the results reminding us that Manoel de Oliveira is the only filmmaker on the planet who can actually remember what the light was really like in the first decade of the last century.” (Neil Young)

In the presence Leonor Silveira and Luis Urbano (producer).



  • Jeanne Moreau - Céléstine
  • Luís Miguel Cintra - Engineer
  • Michael Lonsdale - Gebo
  • Claudia Cardinale - Doroteia
  • Ricardo Trêpa - João
  • Leonor Silveira - Sofia
  • Renato Berta
  • Manoel de Oliveira Manoel nach einem Theaterstück von Raul Brandão
  • Renato Berta
  • Henri Maïkoff
  • Valérie Loiseleux
  • Christian Marti
  • Adelaide Maria Trêpa
O som e a fúria, MACT Productions

Pyramide International

35 mm
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