gebo e a sombra

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O gebo e a sombra

Gebo and the Shadow

Manoel de Oliveira
P/F, 2012
Fiction, 91min, fOmeU

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O gebo e a sombra

Manoel de Oliveira
P/F, 2012
Fiction, 91min, fOmeU

Cast: 
Michael Lonsdale
Gebo
Claudia Cardinale
Doroteia
Ricardo Trêpa
João
Leonor Silveira
Sofia
Jeanne Moreau
Luís Miguel Cintra
Renato Berta
Screenplay: 
Manoel de Oliveira Manoel nach einem Theaterstück von Raul Brandão
Sound: 
Henri Maïkoff
Camera: 
Renato Berta
Editor: 
Valérie Loiseleux
Decoration: 
Christian Marti
Costume: 
Adelaide Maria Trêpa

Production: 
O som e a fúria, MACT Productions
World Sales: 
Pyramide International
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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).