Manoel de Oliveira – O Velho do Restelo (2014)


Manoel de Oliveira’s last (short) film.

In a city of the 21st century, Don Quichotte meets with the Portuguese poets Luis de Camoes, Teixeira de Pascoaes and Camilo Castelo Branco. Together they reflect about the art of writing, history, and the general vanity of human aspiration. Oliveira illustrates this with excerpts from some of his own films as well as Kozintsev’s 1957 “Don Quixote”. A beautiful, meditative film, and a fine conclusion to Oliveira’s career.

Subtitles:French (hardsubs)

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