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Porto of My Childhood

Porto of My Childhood

A Feature film by Manoel de Oliveira

Release in France : 23/01/2002


    His family home has disappeared, the hanging tree has disappeared, and so have the candy stores, the Crystal Palace, and Guilhermina, his cousin and first love.
    This film brings to life memories from Manoel de Oliveira’s childhood. Manoel, a teenager (performed by the director’s own grandson), watches an opera from his parents’ theater booth. The boy sees what he will be eighty years later, the Manoel he is now, playing the part of an actor from the 20s, Estevào Amarante, who in turn plays the part of a thief who steals a woman’s heart…

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Gemini Films

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

    Foreign production companies :

    RTP - Radiotelevisao Portuguesa, Madragoa Filmes

    News agency (France) :

    Le Public Système Cinéma

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    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriter :

    Manoel de Oliveira

    Co-producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Sound Recordist :

    Philippe Morel

    Editor :

    Valérie Loiseleux

    Costume designer :

    Silvia Grabowski

    Voice-over :

    Manoel de Oliveira

    Director of Photography :

    Emmanuel Machuel

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Bruno Barde, Sophie Bataille

    Continuity supervisor :

    Júlia Buisel

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Themes :

    Nostalgia, Childhood

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Portugal

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Portugal)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 1 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR