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Voyage to the Beginning of the World Details

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Octogenarian film director [[Performer~P118189~Manoel de Oliveira~manoeldeoliveira]] travels autobiographical avenues in this portrait of a film director Manoel ([[Performer~P46339~Marcello Mastroianni~marcellomastroianni]]) who is shooting on location in Portugal. During a break, one of the film's actors, Afonso, born in France but of Portuguese descent, travels to his father's birthplace, accompanied by the director and two other actors. The journey takes them to Alto Minho in the north of Portugal, where they look back on rural Portugal and the memories of a lifetime. This was Mastroianni's last film. The film is loosely based on the experiences of French actor [[Performer~P130166~Yves Afonso~yvesafonso]] while shooting a film in Portugal in 1987. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:October 6, 1997

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
European Film Academy Manoel de Oliveira Critics Award 1997 Winner

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni
as Manoel
Jean-Yves Gautier
as Afonso
Leonor Silveira
as Judite
Diogo Dória
as Duarte

Crew

Manoel de Oliveira
Director
Paulo Branco
Producer
Manoel de Oliveira
Screenwriter
Renato Berta
Cinematographer
Emmanuel Nunes
Composer (Music Score)
Valerie Loiseleux
Editor
Ze Branco
Art Director
Jean-Paul Mugel
Sound/Sound Designer
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