FIKE 2015 - 13th International Short Film Festival

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Opening Film

In Memoriam Manoel De Oliveira - 1908/2015

Manoel de Oliveira

Visita ou Memórias e Confissões

Visita ou Memórias e Confissões

From Manoel de Oliveira | Fiction, 1982, Portugal | 68′00″
Premiere in Portugal

Script Manoel de Oliveira, Agustina Bessa-Luís
Photography Elso Rocque
Editing Ana Luísa Guimarães
Music Joaquim Pinto
Cast Manoel de Oliveira, Maria Isabel Oliveira, Urbano Tavares Rodrigues, Teresa Madruga, Diogo Dória

Manoel de Oliveira directed VISITA OU MEMÓRIAS E CONFISSÕES in 1982. He had wished that the film premiered after his death, so it was stored in the headquarters of the Portuguese Cinematheque until May 4th 2015, when it premiered in Porto.

In this film, based on a text by Agustina Bessa-Luís, Oliveira films his home in Rua Vilarinha, Porto. Oliveira and his family lived in the house, designed by architect José Porto, from his marriage in 1940 until the 80s. He was then forced to sell his home, a painful moment for him. In the film, apart from the director and his wife, Maria Isabel, we can see writer Urbano Tavares Rodrigues, whom Oliveira met when he was arrested by the PIDE in 1963.

Having been directed in his old age, VISITA OU MEMÓRIAS E CONFISSÕES by Manoel de Oliveira is an autobiographic film which FIKE is proud to screen on its 13th edition.


VISITA OU MEMÓRIAS E CONFISSÕES was directed by Manoel de Oliveira in the early 1980s, after FRANCISCA, and Oliveira demanded it be screened only after his death. For over thirty years, it was not shown to anyone and it was stored in the Portuguese Cinematheque. This rule had some exceptions, like its screening at the Cinematheque in 1993 during the conference “Oliveira: O Culto e o Oculto”. Oliveira gave his permission for the screening to take place. As he did not wish to expose himself, Oliveira managed to keep it a secret, and now the time has come for this film to see the light.

World Premiere Teatro Rivoli – Porto, May 4th 2015

Screenings Cinemateca Portuguesa – Lisbon, May 5th 2015, Cannes Film Festival, May 21th 2015

Photos by Portuguese Cinemateque/Museum of Cinema

FIKE 2015

June 9th to 13th, 2015

FIKE 2015 - 13th International Short Film Festival
Páteo do Salema, n.º 7 - A
7000 - 818 Évora
Tel./Fax: +351 266 703137

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