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Never before released in the US, Paulo Rocha’s debut feature THE GREEN YEARS, gloriously shot in black-and-white, is an extraordinary and haunting coming-of-age tale. Nineteen-year-old Julio (Rui Gomes) heads to Lisbon from the provinces and gets a job as a shoemaker for his uncle Raul (Ruy Furtado). But when he meets Ilda (Isabel Ruth), a confident young housemaid who becomes a regular shop visitor, the two begin a tentative romance until the realities of the outside world come crashing through.

  • Year
    1963
  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Language
    Portuguese, English
  • Country
    Portugal
  • Director
    Paulo Rocha
  • Producer
    António da Cunha Telles
  • Cast
    Rui Gomes, Isabel Ruth, Ruy Furtado, Paulo Renato