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Centro Histórico (2013)

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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 varied perspectives on an ancient European city, as well as demonstrating the thrillingly varied range of sensibilities of these visionary filmmakers. (c) Anthology

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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.

July 18, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The extreme variance of style and scrutability makes for wildly disorienting viewing.

July 16, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Oliveira offers a simple and rarefied lesson in vision, finding blazingly clear angles to reveal ancient wonders in a renewed immediacy ...

July 15, 2013 | Full Review…

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