Friday, April 3, 2015

Tribute To A Master

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He has been awarded 47 times on film festivals, especially abroad. He was also awarded doctorate degrees honoris causa by two Portuguese universities as well as the Order of St. James of the Sword and the French Légion d’Honneur.
Actors such as Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Piccoli, Claudia Cardinale or Marcello Mastroianni have casted his movies.
World's oldest active film director has left us yesterday at the age of 106.
RIP MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA

15 comments:

biebkriebels said...

He had a tribute in our dutch newspaper this morning too. What a great director and what an age,106.

Sami said...

Wow, hadn't realized he was still around. RIP, what a great and talented man and to have lived to such a great age!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh, 106.. that's an amazing achievement to add to all of his other achievements Jose. Lovely tribute.

Babzy said...

A great loss...

SARA MILLER said...

He was one of the greatest and I saw ALL his movies , some twice and I admired his way to approach the themes he chose. RIP to a great man.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a great loss indeed! What an amazing, incredible man and 106, too! RIP indeed! I'm sure he and his incredible talent will be missed!! Have a great weekend, Jose!!

Sharon Anck said...

A very accomplished man and you've paid him a wonderful tribute.

Fotolosopher said...

Thanks for sharing this. My knowledge of film and film directors is rather sparse, but this gentleman obviously did much good work and lived a wonderfully long life. May he rest in peace.

VP said...

I know some of his works, but not too many. Sadly most of them weren't available here...

RedPat said...

I just read about this in the newspaper this morning! Quite a man.

cieldequimper said...

RIP indeed. It was a good age to leave...

bailey-road.com said...

He leaves behind an amazing body of work.

Randy said...

Nice tribute.

William Kendall said...

What an age for him to reach. There was mention in one of the papers here of him as well.

Jack said...

A fine tribute, JM.