Historic Centre (Centro histórico)
- 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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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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