Synopsis by Nathan Southern
This four-episode omnibus film rests on an unusual and little-known fact: though Lisbon is now the official capital of Portugal, such was not always the case. Guimarães once held that honor, and is still regarded as the "founding region" of the country. 2012 marked a significant year, when Guimarães received the designation of "World Heritage Site." In ohonor of that achievement, four major directors take the reins to capture different aspects of this key metropolis. Contributors include Victor Erice (Spirit of the Beehive), Manoel de Oliveira (Magic Mirror), Aki Kaurismaki (Lights in the Dusk) and Pedro Costa (Colossal Youth).