Gebo and the Shadow

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Gebo and the Shadow
O Gebo e a Sombra POSTER.jpg
Directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Produced by Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Luís Urbano
Written by Manoel de Oliveira
Raul Brandão (play)
Starring Michael Lonsdale
Jeanne Moreau
Claudia Cardinale
Ricardo Trêpa
Leonor Silveira
Cinematography Renato Berta
Edited by Valérie Loiseleux
Release date
  • 5 September 2012 (2012-09-05) (Venice)[1]
  • 27 September 2012 (2012-09-27) (Portugal)[1]
Running time
90 minutes
Country Portugal
Language French
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 the last film appearance of Jeanne Moreau before her death in July 31, 2017.



  1. ^ a b Jorge Leitão Ramos (6 September 2012). ""O gebo e a sombra": obra-prima". (in Portuguese). Impresa. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Manoel de Oliveira filma "O Gebo e a Sombra"". TVI 24 (in Portuguese). TVI. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  3. ^ Ana Dias Cordeiro (16 July 2012). "Manoel de Oliveira passa dos cuidados intensivos para os intermédios". Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Gebo and the Shadow". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 

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