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Oporto of my childhood

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Porto da minha infância / Oporto of my childhood

Αθηναϊκή Πρεμιέρα/Athenian Premiere
Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Πορτογαλία, Γαλλία/Portugal, France, 2001, 61 ́, 35mm, Έγχρ./Color, Πορτογαλικά/Portuguese

When, in 2001, Oliveira was asked, to make a film about his birthplace, Porto, he seized the opportunity, but encountered the problem of the city being renovated. Converting the limitation to his advantage, he resorted to his childhood memories. In his words: “I regard the film as a documentary, but to avoid it getting bogged down in a kind of photo album, I sometimes had to reconstruct things. What remains are memories of a kind of life and of images of a time long gone, that eventually do not form an autobiography, even though they do involve me”.

Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: Manoel de Oliveira
Σενάριο/Screenplay Manoel de Oliveira
Φωτογραφία/ Cinematography: Emmanuel Machuel
Μοντάζ/Editing: Valérie Loiseleux
Ήχος/Sound: Jean-François Auger
Ηθοποιοί/Cast: Jorge Trêpa, Ricardo Trêpa, Maria de Medeiros, Leonor Silveira
Παραγωγός/Producer: Paulo Branco
Προέλευση ταινίας/Film Source: Πορτογαλική Ταινιοθήκη- Μουσείο Κινηματογράφου Portuguese Cinematheque-Museum of Cinema


* Screening along with the film “The hunt”

* Suitable for English speaking audience



The 10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.