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by Manoel de Oliveira


Rosa Maria, a young History professor, sets out with her daughter Maria Joana on a cruise that will travel through the Mediterranean to Bombay, India, where they will meet her husband.
This pleasure cruise also serves for Rosa Maria, to get to know for the first time and show her daughter, places about which she talks in her classes but which she never visited.

international title: A Talking Picture
original title: Um filme falado
country: Portugal, France, Italy
sales agent: Gémini Films
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
film run: 95'
release date: FR 15/10/2003, PT 17/10/2003, ES 27/02/2004
screenplay: Manoel de Oliveira
cast: Leonor Silveira, Catherine Deneuve, Stefania Sandrelli, John Malkovich, Irène Papas
cinematography by: Emmanuel Machuel
film editing: Valérie Loiseleux
art director: Zé Branco
costumes designer: Isabel Branco
producer: Paulo Branco
production: Madragoa Filmes, Gémini Films, Mikado Film, RTP - Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (PT)
backing: ICAM
distributor: Atalanta Filmes, Gémini (FR), Mikado (IT), Nirvana Films (ES)


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Venice 2003 Official Competition

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