Porto of My Childhood Screen 2 articles

Porto of My Childhood

2001

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  • The freedom and unself-conscious grace with which [Oliveira] moves back and forth between past and present, fiction and nonfiction, is astonishing: he makes this capacity seem as simple as breathing and as natural as remembering.

  • The film is built around memories: the house where Oliveira was born (seen as an eerie ruin), distant sense-impressions (the sound of horses at night), and dramatic reconstructions in which the young Manoel is played by the director's grandsons Jorge and Ricardo Trepa. These vivid re-enactments include a visit to a play, the director himself cheerfully donning wig and moustache to appear as a stage burglar.

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