Abraham's Valley

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Vale Abraão
Directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Produced by Paulo Branco
Written by Manoel de Oliveira (adapted from a novel by Agustina Bessa-Luís)
Cinematography Mário Barroso
Release date
  • 15 October 1993 (1993-10-15)
Running time
187 minutes
Country France
Language Portuguese

Abraham's Valley (Portuguese: Vale Abraão) is a 1993 Portuguese-language drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira, based on a novel by Agustina Bessa-Luís. The film was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]



It won the Critics Award at the 1993 São Paulo International Film Festival and the Best Artistic Contribution Award at the 1993 Tokyo International Film Festival.

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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ Frook, John Evan (30 November 1993). "Acad inks Cates, unveils foreign-language entries". Variety. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 

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