Abraham's Valley (Portuguese: Vale Abraão) is a 1993 Portuguese drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira, based on a novel by Agustina Bessa-Luís, and partially inspired by Gustave Flaubert's 1857 novel Madame Bovary. The film was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.
|Directed by||Manoel de Oliveira|
|Written by||Manoel de Oliveira (adapted from a novel by Agustina Bessa-Luís)|
|Produced by||Paulo Branco|
|Narrated by||Mário Barroso|
|Edited by||Manoel de Oliveira|
203 minutes (director's cut)
Set in mid-20th century Portugal, in the vicinity of Lamego, Ema is a beautiful young girl who is married off to Carlos, an older doctor and friend of her father's. Dissatisfied, she takes several lovers.
- Leonor Silveira as Ema Cardeano Paiva
- Cécile Sanz de Alba as young Ema
- Luís Miguel Cintra as Carlos Paiva, Ema's husband
- Ruy de Carvalho as Paulino Cardeano, Ema's father
It won the Critics Award at the 1993 São Paulo International Film Festival and the Best Artistic Contribution Award at the 1993 Tokyo International Film Festival. It will be screened at the upcoming 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
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- Abraham's Valley at IMDb
- Vale Abraão at amordeperdicao.pt (in Portuguese).