Exceptionally, the September session of PORTO FEMME SESSIONS will have to be postponed to October 01st (Tuesday).
We’ll present the 2nd cycle of a program based on the 2nd Edition of the Porto Femme International Film Festival, which took place from June 18th to 22nd.
This program includes some team favorite’s films and others highlighted by several factors. The purpose is to present a sample that is representative of the program presented, as well as of perspectives and genres.
This includes 4 short fictions coming from the USA, Spain, Tunisia and Afghanistan.
Porto Femme Sessions are thematic cycles in which the common denominator is films directed by women. The objective is to give visibility to the work of women in the film industry, through the projection of their works and, whenever possible, their presence in the sessions, promoting the encounter between the public and the authors.
USA | 17’28 | Fiction | 2018
Director: Eva Contis
Cast: Teri Wyble, Ann Mahoney, Jeremy Sande, Kamille McCuin
Production: Kerry Cahill
Faryl balances the status quo of working and parenting, her days revolving around her swelling breasts that she must empty every few hours. When a male co-worker nags her about her breaks, a tired and frustrated Faryl explains to him that she must “pump her breasts”. When this innocent comment makes its way back to her boss, Faryl is slapped with a sexual harassment complaint.
Link Trailer: https://vimeo.com/249884273
Spain | 17’ | Fiction | 2018
Director: Clara Santaolaya
Cast: Ana Rujas, Abril Zamora, Alba Galocha, Adelfa Calvo
Production: Clara Santaolaya, Sergio Bartolomé Ramos
The story of 4 very different women who live on the same street and join in a chain of sisterhood, empowerment and strength. Together they stand up against and overcome the realities that others had chosen for them. All claim their own space, together they take the street.
Sometimes, a small day by day revolution can change everything.
Link Trailer: https://vimeo.com/306291758
Tunísia | 24’00’’ | Fiction | 2017
Director: Moufi da Fedhila
Cast: May Berhoumea, Afef Ben Mahmoud, Ghanem Zrelli, Bahri Rahali
Production: Antonio Magliano, Mehdi Hmili, Issam Saidi
In Tunis lives Aya, a smart little girl, with her Salafist parents. But one day a special event disrupts the life of this family.
THE RED BICYCLE
Afghanistan | 11’ | Fiction | 2018
Director: Fazila Amiri
Cast: Farzana Nawabi, Mahal Wak, Sadam Wahidy
Production: Salar Pashtoonyar
Mahal, a young Afghan woman, jailed for “moral crime” in a women’s prison, plots a daring escape in order to meet with her lover before he departs for war.
Link Trailer: N/A