Porto Femme Sessions – Travels #24

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Event Details

This month we 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 favourite’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, France and Tunisia.

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




France | 11’30’’ | Animation | 2017

Director: Armelle Mercat

Voices: Olivier Deweer and Nathalie Chartier

Production: Girelle Production – Marion Lacôte and Christophe Camoirano



A fifty years old chemist – Oliver, does everything in order to hide his baldness from his wife. Worried that she might not love him with his hairless head, he has created a skilful routine to disguise it. But one day Oliver is forced to use an extreme solution that might affect the couple’s life.


Link Trailer: https://youtu.be/PHoFDGVjGcY




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.


Link Trailer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yhbaxbUkxgkKbQE0TTu1xnf7m2IAo9fG/view?usp=sharing