Ribeira do Porto is one of 22 new places added to the European Film Academy's Treasures of European Film Culture list. The announcement was made last Tuesday, September 20th.


The initiative — which has so far chosen 35 places in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Iceland, Scotland, Latvia, Hungary, Denmark, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, Greece, Austria, Russia, Ukraine and Armenia — aims to highlight and protect filming places with symbolic and historical value for European cinema.


“The European Film Academy is broadening its scope and embracing European cinema, from the classics to the contemporary, to celebrate Europe's rich and diverse film heritage. For this, a department dedicated to European Film Heritage has been created. As one of the first activities of this new department and in light of this year’s 35th edition of the European Film Awards, the Academy adds another 22 places to the Treasures of European Film Culture”, the organisation explains in a statement.


In the case of Ribeira do Porto, the honour was obtained due to the bond of the place with Manoel de Oliveira’s filmography, namely in “Labor on the Douro River” (1931), “Aniki-Bobó” (1942) and “Porto of My Childhood” (2001).


Text: Filmaporto

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