Manoel de Oliveira's (Porto, 1908-2015) oeuvre is one of the most original chapters in the history of cinema. His work has received universal recognition as demonstrated by the host of awards from film festivals and academies worldwide. Amor de Perdição (1978), Francisca (1981), O sapato de cetim (1985), Non, ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990), Vale Abraão (1993) are some of his greatest accomplishments.
Taking Manoel de Oliveira's posthumous film A Visita ou Memórias e Confissões as a point of departure, this publication offers a broader questioning of the concept of the house in the filmmaker's oeuvre. Lavishly illustrated with archive material and images of his films, it includes several especially commissioned texts, together with an unpublished conversation between Oliveira and architect Álvaro Siza.
This box gathers the three volumes of the publication the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art began in 2008, in the framework of the major exhibition dedicated to the director, on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
Inspired by a short story by Alvaro de Carvalhal, a Portuguese writer who died in 1861 at the age of 23, and who was the author of unusual tales which were published posthumously, this libretto, written by Oliveira, is a complete transcription of his filmed opera The Cannibals.