HISTORIC CENTRE

CENTRO HISTORICO

By Manoel DE OLIVEIRA, Aki KAURISMAKI, Victor ERICE, Pedro COSTA

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Historical - Completed 2012

Four voices and their visions of Guimaraes, cradle city of the Portuguese nation and European Capital of Culture in 2012.

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& Awards

Rome FF 2012
Cinema XXI
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Historical
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Manoel DE OLIVEIRA, Aki KAURISMAKI, Victor ERICE, Pedro COSTA
    • Producer(s)
    • Rodrigo AREIAS (Fundaçao Cidade de Guimaraes)
    • Synopsis
    • The Conqueror
      An historian drifts by the city of history narrating it’s memories: from the narrow streets of the old castle village to it’s college squares, all has a legend attached. When arriving to the top of the fortified hill, he stops: the conqueror, immortalized in bronze, has been conquered.
      Tasqueiro
      This film tells the story of a lonely bartender of the historical center of Guimarães.
      Broken Windows
      The factory of the broken windows is the name given today to what once was the biggest textile factory in Europe. The factory worker, central figure in the film, is the arquetipe of the many man and women that during many decades worked in this factory. Their narrative is the sum of the words of them all.
      The man in the steel hood
      In a hot night of the Summer of 75, Néné the baker is taken into the forest and tortured by the revolutionary police. His buddy Ventura runs to help and goes mad.
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