Director Manoel De Oliveira Dies at 106

Authorities said, Manoel de Oliveira , a celebrated Portuguese movie director believed to be the world's oldest filmmaker, has died. The city council of Porto, where Oliveira was born and lived, announced his death Thursday on its website. Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said in a statement that Oliveira "was a central figure in the international projection of Portuguese cinema and, through films, of Portuguese culture and its vitality." Oliveira's last film, a short feature called The Old Man of Belem , had its premiere last November in Porto and was shown at last year's Venice Film Festival.