The Green Years

The Green Years

Available on MUBI, Prime Video, iTunes
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 heads to Lisbon from the provinces and gets a job as a shoemaker for his uncle Raul. But when he meets Ilda, 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.New digital restoration.
Starring Rui Gomes, Isabel Ruth, Ruy Furtado
Director Paulo Rocha