Oporto of My Childhood

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Released 2001

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Director:
Manoel de Oliveira
Released:
2001
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Oporto of My Childhood is a mixture of documentary and drama set in the Portuguese city of Oporto. Lovingly made by director Manoel de Oliveira, who grew up in Oporto, the film features spectacular sweeping camera shots, along with old newsreel footage and still images. Oporto of My Childhood presents a nostalgic picture of a city rich in history, but which has also seen much change occur in recent years. When Oliveira returns to his childhood home, he finds it in ruins, and most of his old haunts have closed down. The city of his youth exists only in his memories and in the images presented here. One could see the film, made by Oliveria when he was 93 years old, as an attempt to keep alive the city that he once knew and loved. Informative and moving, Oporto of My Childhood is considered by many to be one of the best of Oliveira's later works.

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