Today's short is the trailer for Gebo and the Shadow (2012) by Portugal's Manoel de Oliveira. Drawing on themes of duty, poverty, and truth, the film is based on a 1923 play by Raul Brandao (1867-1930) and stars Claudia Cardinale, Jeanne Moreau, and Michael Lonsdale. The film, recently shown at Anthology Film Archives, New York City, is in French with English subtitles.
A.O. Scott Review at The New York Times (May 27, 2014)