Gebo and the Shadow

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Gebo and the Shadow
O Gebo e a Sombra POSTER.jpg
Directed byManoel de Oliveira
Produced byAntoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Luís Urbano
Written byManoel de Oliveira
Raul Brandão (play)
StarringMichael Lonsdale
Jeanne Moreau
Claudia Cardinale
Ricardo Trêpa
Leonor Silveira
CinematographyRenato Berta
Edited byValérie Loiseleux
Release date
  • 5 September 2012 (2012-09-05) (Venice)[1]
  • 27 September 2012 (2012-09-27) (Portugal)[1]
Running time
90 minutes
Budget€1.6 million[2]

Gebo and the Shadow (Portuguese: O Gebo e a Sombra, French: Gebo et l'Ombre) is a 2012 Portuguese-French drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira. It is based on a play by Raul Brandão. It was shown at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.[3] The film received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[4]

It was the final feature film directed by de Oliveira, who was 104 years of age when the film was released, and one of the last film appearances of Jeanne Moreau before her death on 31 July 2017.



  1. ^ a b Jorge Leitão Ramos (6 September 2012). ""O gebo e a sombra": obra-prima". (in Portuguese). Impresa. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Manoel de Oliveira filma "O Gebo e a Sombra"". TVI 24 (in Portuguese). TVI. 26 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  3. ^ Ana Dias Cordeiro (16 July 2012). "Manoel de Oliveira passa dos cuidados intensivos para os intermédios". Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Gebo and the Shadow". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 7 July 2015.

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