GIRLS JUST WANT TO SCREEN FILMS
In the month of April, the Porto Femme Wednesdays continue to be all about women. In this period of social isolation, we want to continue to inspire you with the visions of our female filmmakers.
In partnership with Saco Azul Associação Cultural and Maus Hábitos – Espaço de Intervenção Cultural, we launch the WEDNESDAY NIGHT FEVER, streaming movie nights until we can return to our favourite exhibition rooms.
For these Wednesday nights fevers, we share with you some of the films that were shown in the past two editions of Porto Femme, and bring to your houses a selection of films that somehow touched us and made us reflect on the world around us.
A “Wednesday night fever” which gives us an impulse to make and create bridges, and meet virtually to share some movies with you. We fight against this virus by creating a cinematic epidemic with the mission of making some female filmmakers known.
The world needs great actions and measures. We are doing our part and isolating, but not without continuing to assert our purpose in small gestures and actions.
The second online session takes place on April 29th at 22h00 (Portugal time) on the Facebook pages of @portofemme, @saco.azul.associacao.cultural and @mhabitos. In this 60 minutes long session, the selection of films includes two fiction short films and a documentary.
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 | 26’ |2017
Director: Mariana Campos, Raquel Beatriz
Producer: Mariana Campos Da Silva
Tia Ciata is a documentary that focuses on black female protagonism from the perspective of the popular character Tia Ciata, a woman of great importance for Brazilian history and culture, a reference in the construction of the national identity. The film brings testimonies of black women who are references in the Fight against racism and the visibility of black female protagonism in different areas of action. Are they:
The writer Conceição Evaristo, the philosopher and writer Helena Theodoro, the historian Giovana Xavier, the Brazilian black film researcher Janaina Oliveira, the actress Angela Peres, the singers Marina Íris and Nina Rosa, the great-granddaughter of Tia Ciata Gracy Mary and Ialorixá Mother Beata Of Iemanjá, who died recently leaving a legacy of struggle for equal rights for the black people and will always be a reference of ancestral force and resistance, inspiring generations.
France | 16’ | 2017
Director: Latifa Said
Cast: Slimane Dazi; Delphine Grandsart; Rachid Taha
Producer: Latifa Said, Rodrigo Areias
Production Company: Saudade Productions, Bando à Parte
Suburbs of a big city. Omar, a worker from Maghreb, feels uncomfortable with women. Ambivalent, either he’s fascinated by them, or they make him afraid. When he meets Rita, a hooker, he tries to surpass his complex, discovering his own sexuality.