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Watch Anytime • Virtual Screening Room: THE GREEN YEARS


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Paulo Rocha Retrospective:
THE GREEN YEARS
Available to your home theater through the Olympia Film Society
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Nineteen-year-old Julio heads to Lisbon from the provinces and gets a job as a shoemaker for his uncle Raul. But when he meets Ilda, a confident young housemaid who becomes a regular shop visitor, his working-class values collide with the bourgeois trappings of modern life. Never before released in the U.S., Paulo Rocha’s debut, gloriously shot in black-and-white, is an extraordinary and haunting coming-of-age film. Winner of Best First Film at the 1964 Locarno Film Festival. New digital restoration by Pedro Costa.
Dir: Paulo Rocha / 1963 / Portugal / 89 min

“A fantastic rediscovery in the truest sense. Brimming with contemporary resonance, and moving with the rhythms of la nouvelle vague… It’s a gift for cinephiles, and should hopefully bring Paulo Rocha a deserved space in the conversation of influential filmmakers.” — Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist

“The first film of a new generation. Striking in its context and its mastery of filmmaking.” — Manoel de Oliveira


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