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Douro, Faina Fluvial (1931)

A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

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A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

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19 September 1931 (Portugal)  »

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Douro, lavoro fluviale  »

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Portuguese censorship visa # A.D.391 delivered on 1934. See more »

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Edited into Porto da Minha Infância (2001) See more »

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Litanies du feu et de la mer
Composed by Emmanuel Nunes
Played on the piano by Alice Ader
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An honest first effort by Manoel de Oliveira
5 April 2012 | by (The world of artists) – See all my reviews

I believe this is something of an experimental short film/documentary by the director Manoel de Oliveira, but for a first effort the result is satisfying. It basically isn't much more than a portrait of labor and industry around Douro River in the city of Porto, but it stands alone for its innovative filming techniques which attempt to capture as many images and areas of the city as possible - something that could be described as cinematographic liberty.

On paper, the idea of this 'Douro, Faina Fluvial' is simple and even minimalist. Still, it offers things which many so-called more "complete" movies don't, starting with the cinematographic liberty I mentioned.


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