DirectorManoel de Oliveira Music directorRichard Strauss Duration LanguagePortuguese
Release date15 October 1993 WriterAgustina Bessa-Luis (novel), Manoel de Oliveira (adaptation) Initial releaseSeptember 1, 1993 (France) CastLeonor Silveira (Ema Cardeano Paiva), Luis Miguel Cintra (Carlo Paiva), Diogo Doria (Fernando Osorio), Ruy de Carvalho (Paulino Cardeano), Cecile Sanz de Alba (Ema Cardeano Paiva) Similar moviesRelated Manoel de Oliveira movies
Abraham's Valley (Portuguese: Vale Abraão) is a 1993 Portuguese-language drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira, based on a novel by Agustina Bessa-Luís. The film was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Leonor Silveira as Ema Cardeano Paiva
Cécile Sanz de Alba as young Ema
Luís Miguel Cintra as Carlos Paiva, Ema's husband
Ruy de Carvalho as Paulino Cardeano, Ema's father
It won the Critics Award at the 1993 São Paulo International Film Festival and the Best Artistic Contribution Award at the 1993 Tokyo International Film Festival.