The trailer may be considered kind of odd, because for one minute, the trailer just shows the fountain followed by the sound of water falling...
It is“, Viennale director Hans Hurch says, „a pure picture of the passing time, the trickling away of life, of the present and the irretrievably lost at the same time. And it is maybe the most simple and mysterious of all Viennale trailers for me. While watching this strange cinematic haiku, I have to think over and over again about this long, rich life of that old man from Porto who has given us this film.
More information about the Viennale at http://www.viennale.at/en
Some facts about Manoel de Oliveira
- When he was 20, he studied in Actors School of Cinema, in Oporto;
- He participated as an actor on the second portuguese movie with sound, "A Canção de Lisboa", in 1933;
- His first and second feature films were separated by 30 years!;
- In his movies, the camera is always steady without movements;
- In 1982, Oliveira made an auto biographic documentary of confessions and memories. This movie is meant to only become public after his dead.
http://www.viennale.at/en (in English)
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manoel_de_Oliveira (in Portuguese)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0210701/ (in English)