Opens in our Virtual Cinema this Friday, August 7!

We are pleased to offer our Film at Lincoln Center community the opportunity to see this film. Your screening rental will help to support FLC during this challenging time.

Price: $12 (50% of proceeds support Film at Lincoln Center)

Member Discount: Film at Lincoln Center members receive $2 off their screening purchase. Not a member? Become one today and then contact members@filmlinc.org to receive your exclusive discount code.

Rental Period: 3 Days

Technical Support: Every film released in our Virtual Cinema is available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. The link to rent and view the film will take you to their website, but a portion of your virtual rental will help support FLC. If you are having technical issues, please read this FAQ or contact through this form.


Widely considered the founding text of the New Portuguese Cinema, Rocha’s coming-of-age film reflected a new attitude in the wake of post-Salazar modernization of urban life in the 1960s. 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, his working-class values collide with the bourgeois trappings of modern life. Rocha subverts melodramatic conventions by avoiding easy psychology or clearly defined goals, and favors mise-en-scène over narrative, reflecting a country at odds with its national character. A Grasshopper Film release. New digital restoration!

“The first film of a new generation. Striking in its context and rich in the modernity of its processes, its content, and its mastery of filmmaking. The Green Years has revealed the very particular genius of this new director.” – Manoel de Oliveira