• Gebo and the Shadow



Cinema Guild acquires Manoel de Oliveira’s GEBO AND THE SHADOW for release on Blu-ray DVD and Digital.

New York, NY — Cinema Guild has acquired the final feature film from Manoel de Oliveira, GEBO AND THE SHADOW. It will release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital platforms on October 15, 2019. Prebook is September 10. The disc will also include one of the director’s final short films “O Velho do Restelo” from 2014.


For his final feature film, Portuguese master Manoel de Oliveira offers a foreboding fable of familial unrest. Gebo lives a quiet life in a European port city with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia. But the family is haunted by the absence of João, Gebo’s son and Sofia’s husband. Rumors are circulating of robberies and even darker dealings in neighboring ports. Is João responsible? One night, he arrives home and all is brought to light.

Featuring a cast of luminaries led by Michael Lonsdale, Claudia Cardinale and Jeanne Moreau, GEBO AND THE SHADOW is an atmospheric gem and an unmissable cinematic milestone.

Disc Specs

GEBO AND THE SHADOW is presented with its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 with French, DTS-MA 5.1 on Blu-ray and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound on DVD. English subtitles

Bonus features include:
- O Velho do Restelo (2014, 20 minutes) a short film by Manoel de Oliveira
- Trailers
- Booklet featuring an essay
- Reversible cover with new original art (Blu-ray only)

Price: $34.95
Order Due Date: September 10, 2019
Street Date: October 15, 2019
Catalog Number: CGB 000183
UPC: 881164001306 | ISBN: 0-7815-1609-9

Price: $29.95
Order Due Date: September 10, 2019
Street Date:October 15, 2019
Catalog Number: CG 000183
UPC: 881164001290 | ISBN:0-7815-1608-0

Total Run Time: 96 minutes
Rating: NR
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1

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