Gebo and The Shadow (Gebo et l'ombre) Reviews

November 16, 2019
De Oliveira concocts striking images in very confined spaces, leaving us with a film that should feel cramped and claustrophobic but instead feels consistently vibrant and alive.
August 30, 2019
It may be directed by the world's oldest director, but it's one of Oliveira's most potent and rewarding titles from this late portion of his career, as well as an indication that he's lost none of his talents as one of the world's notable directors.
June 12, 2014
'Gebo' is an elemental thudding back to earth, body and soul entombed inside a dimly lit abode.
May 27, 2014
An intriguing minor composition by a shrewd and skillful master of the art.
May 27, 2014
Gebo and the Shadow is a film about concrete, hard, and material things, as well as one about illusions. Its dramatic elements are simple.
May 27, 2014
Old-school charm and expert performances elevate a somewhat creaky theatrical adaptation by the tireless centenarian Manoel de Oliveira.
May 27, 2014
The devastating yet logical closing scene is delicious in its poetic symmetry and irony.
May 22, 2014
It defines Manoel de Oliveira's late period, during which his movies have continued to shrink in size and scope while remaining thematically expansive.
February 4, 2013
An exquisite yet anguished spectacle, a grand piece of cinematic chamber music for a cast of mighty soloists.