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Historic Centre (Centro histórico)

Historic Centre
  • 2012
  • Portugal
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki/Pedro Costa/Víctor Erice/Manoel de Oliveira
  • Written by: Aki Kaurismäki, Pedro Costa, Víctor Erice, Manoel de Oliveira
  • Cast: Judite Araujo, Maria Fatima Braga Lima, Marco Carreira
  • Language: Portuguese/English

A collection of four films set around Guimarães, Portugal.

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Historic Centre (Centro histórico)

Different views of a Portuguese historical centre, by four masters of European cinema.

With his trademark deadpan wit, Aki Kaurismäki kicks off this four-part study of Guimarães, Portugal, with a dialogue-less chronicle of the life of a barman. Pedro Costa’s contribution revisits the 1974 revolution in a strange ghost story. In Victor Erice’s moving entry, veteran workers of a now-shut textile factory recount their memories. A wry joke about tourism from the great Manoel de Oliveira closes this rich and thought-provoking omnibus.

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