Archive of films 101: Manoel de Oliveira as seen by Luis Miñarro / 101: Manoel de Oliveira očima Luise Miñarra

2012, 20 min

Section: Out of the Past
Year: 2012

Spanish producer Luis Miñarro, who takes credit for the KVIFF 2010 competition winner The Mosquito Net, and who coproduced Uncle Boonmee, worked with de Oliveira on his two most recent films. After screening his 20-minute portrait on the one-of-a-kind Portuguese filmmaker, Miñarro will hold a discussion, during which he will share his many experiences collaborating with the oldest working director.


Manoel de Oliveira is the oldest active filmmaker around today. He began making documentaries in the 1930s. After the commercial failure of his feature debut Aniki Bóbó (1942) he took up other professions. He later worked on set with Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve and Michel Piccoli, and his films have competed at Cannes and Venice. De Oliveira has been shooting at least one film per year since 1990. Producer Luis Miñarro, who helped launch The Mosquito Net, the film which won the Karlovy Vary IFF in 2010, will this year present festival audiences with his twenty-minute portrait of this outstanding director, whose last two films (Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl and The Strange Case of Angelica) he coproduced. The screening  will be followed by a discussion during which Miñarro will share his many experiences working with this Portuguese filmmaking legend.

About the director

Lluís Miñarro

Luis Miñarro (b. 1949, Barcelona) is one of Europe’s most highly regarded producers of independent film. In 2010 he won the Crystal Globe in Karlovy Vary for Best Film for The Mosquito Net (dir. Agustí Vila) while, a month earlier, the film Uncle Boonmee (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul), which he coproduced, won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Miñarro began writing film reviews and shooting commercials in 1980. Fifteen years later he founded the production company Eddie Saeta S. A., which gave rise to films by Albert Serra, Marc Recha, José Luis Guerín, Lisandro Alonso and Manoel de Oliveira. In 2009 KVIFF screened his directorial debut Familystrip in its world premiere. That same year the Locarno festival presented his second feature film as director, Blow Horn. In 2011 he won the prestigious Barcelona City Prize for his commitment to the arts.


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About the film

World premiere

Section: Out of the Past
Director: Lluís Miñarro
Screenplay: Luis Miñarro
Dir. of Photography: Sabine Lancelin
Editor: Sergi Dies
Producer: Luis Miñarro
Production: Eddie Saeta S.A.
Contact: Eddie Saeta S.A.


Lluís Miñarro

Film Director / Producer


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