Voyage to the Beginning of the World
Director Manoel de Oliveira
Music director Emmanuel Nunes
Language French Portuguese
Genre Biography, Drama
Screenplay Manoel de Oliveira
Country France Portugal
|Release date 5 May 1997 (1997-05-05)|
Writer Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue), Jacques Parsi (translation: French)
Cast Manoel de Oliveira (Driver), Marcello Mastroianni (Manoel), Leonor Silveira (Judite), Jean-Yves Gautier (Afonso), Diogo Doria (Duarte)
Similar movies Set in Portugal, Directed by Manoel de Oliveira, Marcello Mastroianni movies
Manoel (Marcello Mastroianni), an aging film director, takes a road trip across Portugal with his actors, Afonso (Jean-Yves Gautier), Judite (Leonor Silveira) and Duarte (Diogo Doria). Along the way, he points out various spots of personal importance. However, the trip is really for the benefit of Afonso, who is part-Portuguese, and who feels compelled to visit his aunt Maria (Isabel de Castro) in a remote village. But bonding will be tough, since Maria is skeptical of outsiders.
Voyage to the Beginning of the World (Portuguese: , French: ) is a 1997 Portuguese-French drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira and starring Marcello Mastroianni. It was Mastroiannis final film.
Manoel is aging film director who travels with the film crew through Portugal in search of the origins of Afonso, a famous French actor whose father emigrated from Portugal to France and in process remembers his own youth.
French actor Alfonso visits the Portuguese village where his father once left. He is accompagnied by the film director Manoel who hereby returns to the places of his childhood. Together with two other actors who serve as translators they make it to the remote village and meet the estranged kin.
The film was screened out of competition at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.
ReferencesVoyage to the Beginning of the World Wikipedia
Voyage to the Beginning of the World IMDb Voyage to the Beginning of the World themoviedb.org