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The Green Years

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • Week-long Film Presentation
  • Virtual Program

Film will be available for online streaming starting October 20 through October 26

Follow nineteen-year-old Julio as he heads to Lisbon from the provinces and gets a job as a shoemaker for his uncle Raul. He soon meets Ilda, a confident young housemaid who becomes a regular visitor to their shop, and the two begin a tentative romance. But the realities of the outside world and their class differences complicate their idyll. Paulo Rocha’s 1963 debut feature—now digitally restored and released in the United States for the first time—won Best First Film at the 1964 Locarno Film Festival and ushered in the Novo Cinema movement in Portugal. (Paulo Rocha, 1963, Portuguese with English language subtitles, 89 minutes)

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