Centro Histórico
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Centro Histórico
This new omnibus film, a remarkably successful example of a famously cursed form, brings together short films by four renowned and legendary filmmakers - Aki Kaurismäki, Pedro Costa, Víctor Erice, and Manoel de Oliveira. Though unified by a common theme - the producers asked each filmmaker to take their inspiration from the Portuguese city of Guimarães, the European Cultural Capital for 2012, and in particular to reflect on "the stories the city has to tell" - these four short films are radically different from each other. As a whole, CENTRO HISTÓRICO encompasses four unique and… More

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"The film's final shot might seem a little too apt a summary of an audience's reaction: Mr. Trêpa, looking into the camera, shrugs."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"The extreme variance of style and scrutability makes for wildly disorienting viewing."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"Oliveira offers a simple and rarefied lesson in vision, finding blazingly clear angles to reveal ancient wonders in a renewed immediacy ..."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
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