Film Comment Selects 2013

Gebo and the Shadow


Film runs
Mon, Feb 18
Tue, Feb 19

Gebo and the Shadow
Manoel De Oliveira, 2012
France/Portugal | Format: DCP | 95 minutes

U.S. Premiere!

Struggling to keep his family intact and fed, an impoverished government accountant faces a slow-burning crisis in this brooding nighttime kammerspiel starring Michael Lonsdale, Claudia Cardinale, Jeanne Moreau, and Oliveira axioms Leonor Silveira and Ricardo Trêpa. Now 104 and going strong, Portugal’s greatest living director once again explores the interplay of cinema and theater, adapting a 1923 modernist stage play by Raul Brandão. A prodigal son (Trêpa) returns to the bosom of his family with a hidden agenda, taking advantage of a mother (Cardinale) who idolizes him and a father (Lonsdale) who keeps his uneasy half-suspicions to himself.

Series: Film Comment Selects 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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