:The Green Years / Os Verdes Anos
Portugal, 1963, 91 min
Júlio, a young man from the provinces, goes to Lisbon to work as an apprentice shoemaker in a basement in a new part of the city. He lodges with his uncle Raul, who lives in a slum in the suburbs. Ilda, a «modern girl» who works as a housemaid in a luxury apartment, is one of his most regular customers. They soon embark on an idyllic relationship. But Júlio cannot adapt to living in the city, which he feels is a strange and hostile environment. When Ilda rejects his proposal of marriage he is hurt and angry. He goes to her home, taking his cobbler’s knife with him… This film opened new horizons for Portuguese cinema.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Paulo Rocha was born on December 22, 1935 in Porto, Portugal. He was a director and producer, known for The Green Years (1963), A Ilha dos Amores (1982) and Vanity (2004). He died on December 29, 2012 in Porto.
Silver Sail – Locarno IFF 1964.