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With: Jorge Trepa, Ricardo Trepa, Maria de Medeiros, Manoel de Oliveira, Jose Wallenstein, Rogˇrio Samora, Nelson Freitas, Jorge Loureiro, Antonio Costa, Jose Maria Vaz da Silva, David Cardoso, Leonor Baldaque, Leonor Silveira, Antonio Fonseca, Nuno Sousa
Written by: Manoel de Oliveira
Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
MPAA Rating: NR
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
Running Time: 62
Date: 12/04/2002
IMDB

Oporto of My Childhood (2001)

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Memories Are Made of This

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

When directors less than half his age only manage one movie a year or less, 93 year-old Manoel de Oliveira has made two, this and I'm Going Home. (He's already finished yet another that we probably won't see until next year.) This hour-long pseudo-documentary reveals a scrapbook love-poem to Oliveira's hometown in Portugal. Scrabbling together old films, blurry photos, recreated period footage, poems and music, Oliveira shares his own memories of the way things used to be. It's a sweet and ramshackle treasure, much like Woody Allen's Radio Days.

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