Gebo et l'ombre
Gebo et l'ombre (2014)

An adaptation of a 1923 play by Raul Brandão, Portuguese master Manoel de Oliveira's latest feature film gathers an All-Star team of European acting legends - including Claudia Cardinale, Jeanne Moreau, and Michael Lonsdale. Oliveira is… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 28, 2014
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A.O. Scott
New York Times

An intriguing minor composition by a shrewd and skillful master of the art.

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Boyd van Hoeij

The devastating yet logical closing scene is delicious in its poetic symmetry and irony.

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

It defines Manoel de Oliveira's late period, during which his movies have continued to shrink in size and scope while remaining thematically expansive.

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Aaron Cutler
Village Voice

Gebo and the Shadow is a film about concrete, hard, and material things, as well as one about illusions. Its dramatic elements are simple.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

An exquisite yet anguished spectacle, a grand piece of cinematic chamber music for a cast of mighty soloists.

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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter

Old-school charm and expert performances elevate a somewhat creaky theatrical adaptation by the tireless centenarian Manoel de Oliveira.

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R. Emmet Sweeney
Film Comment Magazine

'Gebo' is an elemental thudding back to earth, body and soul entombed inside a dimly lit abode.

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