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Film-maker aged 100 turns author

Latest update : 2008-12-19

The world's oldest active film-maker, Manuel de Oliveira, has just released a collection of philosophical writing on humanity and science. "One Hundred Years. One Hundred Texts" will be printed as a limited edition volume.

AFP - Not content to be the world's oldest active film-maker, Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira -- who turned 100 last week -- is coming out with a limited-edition volume of his poems and thoughts.

"It's a compilation of texts that Manoel de Oliveira has written in recent years," said his publisher Jose Manuel Lello, whose Lello Editores is releasing "One Hundred Years, One Hundred Texts" on Sunday in Oliveira's hometown Porto.

"There are philosophical writings on humanity or science, several poems, and even a story in which he recounts an episode from his childhood," Lello told AFP on Friday.

Fittingly, only 100 copies will go sale.

Oliveira -- who has made a movie a year since 1990 when he was 82 -- just wrapped his 46th feature film in Lisbon. His latest release, "Cristovao Colombo -- O Enigma," came out in France in September.

Date created : 2008-12-19

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