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Porto da Minha Infância

Manoel de Oliveira Portugal, 2001

Karthik's rating of the film Porto of My Childhood

That last almost Whitmannian (The Sleepers makes that same equation of oblivion, mother and sea!) montage of the sea where suddenly and uncannily, the yearned for nanny and her rhythms of lullaby, become the sea and the rhythms of the sea, & everything that was self-consciously nostalgic in the reconfiguring of memory is suddenly transmuted into something elemental and harsh, is nothing short of spectacular.