- The Convent (film)
The Convent (O Convento) Directed by Manoel de Oliveira Produced by Paulo Branco Written by Manoel de Oliveira Starring Catherine Deneuve
Music by Krishna Levy Cinematography Mario Barroso Distributed by Strand Releasing Release date(s) 1995 Running time 90 minutes Country Portugal Language French
The Convent (Portuguese: O Convento) is a 1995 film by Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, starring Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich and based on the novel As Terras Do Risco by Agustina Bessa-Luís. It was entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
The journey of Michael Padovic, a professor from the U.S.A, who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: Shakespeare was born in Spain, not in England, and was Jewish. The main characters arrive at the convent where they are greeted by an enigmatic stranger who refers to himself as Baltar; he is the keeper of the convent. Other characters include a fisherman, the beautiful bookkeeper who is attracted to Dr. Padovic's work, and an elderly man who goes by the name of Balthazar.
- Catherine Deneuve as Hélène
- John Malkovich as Michael Padovic
- Luís Miguel Cintra as Baltar
- Leonor Silveira as Piedade
- Duarte de Almeida as Baltazar
- Heloísa Miranda as Berta
- Gilberto Gonçalves as Fisherman
Douro, Faina Fluvial · Aniki-Bóbó · The Artist and the City · Rite of Spring · The Hunt · Past and Present · Benilde or the Virgin Mother · Doomed Love · Francisca · The Satin Slipper · My Case · The Cannibals · No, or the Vain Glory of Command · The Divine Comedy · Day of Despair · Abraham's Valley · The Box · The Convent · Party · Voyage to the Beginning of the World · Anxiety · The Letter · Word and Utopia · I'm Going Home · Porto of My Childhood · The Uncertainty Principle · A Talking Picture · The Fifth Empire · Magic Mirror · Belle Toujours · Christopher Colombus - The Enigma · Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl · The Strange Case of Angelica · Gebo et l'Ombre
- ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Convent". festival-cannes.com. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/3374/year/1995.html. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
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