At 102, Manoel de Oliveira ready for more films
Monday 13 December 2010
Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, at 102 on Saturday the world's oldest active film-maker, is planning to shoot several more films, he told an audience as he presented his last short film in Oporto.
"I have several projects up my sleeve," including another film based on Portuguese author Agustina Bessa Luis' latest book "A ronda da noite" (The Night Watch).
"I would not want to go from (this life) to the other without" making this film, he told Lusa news agency, but added: "Before making it I have other ideas".
Late Thursday Oliveira was in Oporto, the city where he was born, to present his latest short film for which he drew his inspiration from six 15th-century panels from Sao Vicente de Fora monastery in Lisbon.
Oliveira attributed his successful 80-year career to "luck" and "an energy from the stars".
Since his first film in 1931, "Douro, Faina Fluvial", Oliveira has made nearly 50 feature films and documentaries.
His last film "The Strange Case of Angelica" was shown at the Cannes film festival in May.
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