In September, at Avenida Café-Concerto in Aveiro, we present the 3rd 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 3 short fictions and 1 animation coming from Lebanon, Hungary, France 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.
Lebanon | 25’00’’ | Fiction | 2017
Director: Feyrouz Serhal
Cast: Petra Serhal
Production: Stefan Gieren, Felipe Lage Coro, Feyrouz Serhal, Lara Abou Saifan
The football World Cup kicks off today and the people of Beirut are eager for the big awaited event.
While life moves on normally in such a day, the signal of the first match seems to be disrupted by strange audio waves. The frustration in the air builds up giving way to a bigger live event.
Link Trailer: https://vimeo.com/240640770
Hungary | 27’17’’ | Fiction | 2018 | BEST ACTRESS AWARD
Director: Hajni Kis
Cast: Kati Zsurzs
Production: Gábor Garami, Miklós Gorácz
Anikó, 61, is about to leave Hungary to move in with her daughter’s family abroad. This is her final day before departing from everything she used to have.
Link Trailer: https://vimeo.com/284487515
France | 10’00’’ | Animation | 2017
Director: Lénaïg Le Moigne
Voices: Rémi Sulli, Frédéric Colas, Franck Beckmann, Manuel Morvant, Edwige Livet, Martine Tornil-Ladoire, Aude Briand, Lilou Tondut
Production: Miyu Productions, Lénaïg Le Moigne
Clémence and her parents participate to a big country picnic. Arriving late, Clemence joins the other children who are already playing away from adults, but everything does not happen in the good mood expected.
Link Trailer: https://vimeo.com/255755358
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