Manoel de Oliveira, 99 going on 65

Photo taken last Sunday at the Brooklyn Marriott, following our interview of Manoel de Oliveira for the Belle Toujours DVD coming soon from New Yorker Video.  I can't elaborate too much on the details of the interview, since it wasn't conducted in English.  We had Emilio (center left) and Dave (center right), both Portugese speakers, on hand, but at the last minute de Oliveira insisted on speaking French.  At 99 (turning 100 in December), his wit and energy are nothing short of miraculous. He's in better shape than my 85 year old grandfather.