The revered star, believed to be the world's oldest director, passed away on Thursday (02Apr15).

De Oliveira began his career in the 1920s and released Douro, Faina Fluvial, a silent documentary about his native city of Porto, in 1931.

He made his feature film debut in 1942 with Aniki-Bobo, and followed it up with a series of shorts and documentaries.

He didn't release another feature-length project until 1971's social satire Past and Present, but he then proceeded to make an average of one film a year, including tragic love story Francisca, My Case, The Cannibals and seven-hour epic The Satin Slipper with actor Luis Miguel Cintra.

Cintra went on to star in all of the director's subsequent projects, such as Day of Despair and The Divine Comedy, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 1991 Venice Film Festival.

De Oliveira's other films include Party, The Box, Word and Utopia and The Convent, with John Malkovich and Catherine Deneuve, while 1999's The Letter landed the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

He received a slew of accolades throughout his career, including two Career Golden Lions from Venice Film Festival officials and the prestigious French award, the Legion d'Honneur.

His last feature film, Gebo and The Shadow, was released in 2012.