On the last Wednesday of each month, the Maus Hábitos will screen thematic cinema cycles in which the common denominator is films directed by women. The objective is to give visibility to the work of women in the cinema, through the projection of their works and, whenever possible, their presence in the sessions, promoting the encounter between the public and the authors.
This month we screen a program of the first Edition of the Porto Femme International Film Festival, which took place from 30 May to 3 June.
This program includes awarded movies, as the favorites of our team and others with relevance because of many factors. The objective pass by present a sample that is representative of the program showed, as well as perspectives and genres.
Brazil| 18’ |2017
Director: Gabriela Santos Alves
Producer: Ursula Dart, Maria Grijó Simonetti
The final months of pregnancy and the first few after the birth of a baby are unique experiences in a woman’s life. And when this daily life is lived inside a penitentiary?
COWBOYS & INDIANS
Spain | 4’20 | 2016
Director: Emilia Ruiz
Cast: David Crivillé, Yolanda Belvis
Producer: Emilia Ruiz
Leo plays “cowboys and Indians” every day at home. Today, aged just five, he learned a new game.
Hungary | 18’30 | 2017
Director: Linda Dombrovszky
Cast: Zsolt Kovács, János Bán, Miklós Székely B., Anna Györgyi, Konrád
Quintus, György Nagy Bajomi
Producer: Ferenc Szohár
Production Company: CINEMART KFT
An elderly man is unable to accept that he is made to retire and his life takes a dramatic turn, when he realises that he cannot finish the work of his life.
Brazil | 12’ | 2016
Director: Alexia Maltner
Cast: Othon Bastos, Suzana Faíni
Producer: Amanda Lima
This film follows the story of Dora and Caio, an elderly couple who are celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary. To the outside world, Dora and Caio appear to be the perfect happy married couple.
Dora and Caio discuss and disagree about whether to remain in their marriage that is based only on the happiness of past memories or take the risk to begin a new life independently of one another.
Spain | 18’ | 2017
Director: Iván Sáinz-pardo
Cast: Aurelia Schikarski, Natalia Mateo, Fele Martinez
Producer: Aitor Arenas
Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil.
Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults.