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Manoel de Oliveira
A Talking PictureEffortlessly gliding from graceful travelogue to playful star-driven caprice to trenchant cautionary fable, A TALKING PICTURE is "a majestic and profound work by one of the greatest of all living filmmakers" (Chicago Tribune). Writer-director Manoel de Oliveira (I’M GOING HOME) has created a valedictory...Start your free trial to watch
Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired GirlAdapted from a century novella by Eça de Queiroz, Manoel de Oliveira's exquisite ECCENTRICITIES OF A BLONDE-HAIRED GIRL is the story of an ill-fated romance between a young accountant and a mysterious woman he spies through his window.Start your free trial to watch
The Strange Case of AngelicaA beguiling film from master filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELICA is a magical tale of a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have (except in his dreams). Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young...Start your free trial to watch
Typically French. We already know what the story is about as soon as the corpse smiled at the guy. But we don't care. We sit back and enjoy the beauty...
"Eccentricities" is well worth watching for de Oliveira's characteristic gripping mood and the simultaneously stodgy and exotic Lisbon setting. On reflection, the abrupt ending does make some sense, although whether...