Voyage to the Beginning of the World

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Voyage to the Beginning of the World
Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo.jpg
Directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Produced by Paulo Branco
Written by Jacques Parsi
Manoel de Oliveira
Starring Marcello Mastroianni
Cinematography Renato Berta
Edited by Valérie Loiseleux
Release date
  • 5 May 1997 (1997-05-05)
Running time
95 minutes
Country France
Portugal
Language French
Portuguese

Voyage to the Beginning of the World (Portuguese: Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo, French: Voyage au début du monde) is a 1997 Portuguese-French drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira and starring Marcello Mastroianni.[1] The film was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2][3] It was Mastroianni's final film.

Plot[edit]

French actor Alfonso visits the Portuguese village where his father once left. He is accompanied by the film director Manoel who hereby returns to the places of his childhood. Together with two other actors who serve as translators they make it to the remote village and meet the estranged kin.

Cast[edit]

Accolades[edit]

The film was screened out of competition at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holden, Stephen. "NY Times: Voyage to the Beginning of the World". NY Times.com. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ "44 Countries Hoping for Oscar Nominations". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 24 November 1997. Archived from the original on 13 February 1998. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Voyage to the Beginning of the World". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 

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