To accompany the exhibition Manoel de Oliveira: Photographer, Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira / Serralves Foundation has published a book dedicated to photographs belonging to the director's collection.
Produced between the late 1930s and mid-1950s, these images, kept for several decades and mostly unpublished, reveal not only an unknown facet of the filmmaker – his activity as a photographer – but also launch new hypotheses for look at the evolution of your cinematographic work.
The book also features essays by António Preto, Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, David Campany, Emília Tavares and Maria do Carmo Serén.
Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira was born on December 11, 1908, in Porto. He was the director with the longest career in the history of cinema, in a total of 84 years between his debut as a director (with Douro, Faina Fluvial, in 1931) and his last film (Um Século de Energia, in 2015).
With a filmography that includes more than fifty titles, he was the only filmmaker to move from silent cinema to sound cinema, from black and white to color and from nitrate film to digital support. Having continued to film until the age of 106, Manoel de Oliveira received wide critical recognition, with a work that was awarded at the most important film festivals in the world.
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