Probably the longest-practicing avant-gardist in the history of film, this great Portuguese director began his career as an expressionist in the 20s, moved into neorealist documentary in the 40s and 50s, and emerged in the 60s as a maker of stark and powerful minimalist narratives (among them, the brilliant Francisca). This program covers the main lines of his development, beginning with the city study Douro, faina fluvial (1931), shifting to the commissioned industrial documentary Bread, and concluding with the short fiction film The Hunt.