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Portuguese movie-maker Manoel de Oliveira dies, aged 106

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By Euronews
Portuguese movie-maker Manoel de Oliveira dies, aged 106

<p>Celebrated Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira has died, aged 106. </p> <p>He was the last active director who had kicked off his career in silent pictures.</p> <p>De Oliveira’s last movie, “The Old Man of Belem,” premiered last December.</p> <p>He won acclaim far beyond Portugual and was an annual fixture at Europe’s top festivals. </p> <p>De Oliveira had talked about death during an interview with euronews. </p> <p>“In the novel War and Peace by Tolstoy, there is an aristocrat who is injured and dying. He worries, he wants to know what will happen and he sees a door. And he says ‘death is a door,’ a door that nobody wants to go through,” he said. </p> <p>Manoel de Oliveira died at home in his native Porto, in northern Portugal.</p>