GIRLSJUST WANT TO SCREEN FILMS
In the month of May, 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.
Session #3 takes place on May 13th at 22h00 (Portugal time) on the Facebook pages of @portofemme, @saco.azul.associacao.cultural and @mhabitos. In this 70 minutes long session, we present a selection of films in Portuguese that includes one animation and three documentaries.
THEY’RE NOT FAVA BEANS, THEY’RE SCARLET RUNNER BEANS
Portugal | Documentary | 10’ | 2013
Director: Tânia Dinis
Generational conflict within people who live for the countryside, in the countryside. The director and her grandmother.
THAT’S HOW IT WAS
Portugal | Animation | 12’58’’ | 2015
Director: Joana Nogueira e Patrícia Rodrigues
“That’s how it was” is an animated documentary, executed in stop motion and complemented with 2D animations, accomplished in the Academia RTP 3.0. The short film presents the life story of six seniors, four ladies and a couple. In an interviews mode, they give voice to the objects who protagonize this documentary. They shared their life stories in fragmented moments that oscillate between the past, present and future.
TO MY PARENTS
Portugal | Documentary | 29’07’’ | 2019
Director: Melanie Pereira
Producer: Pedro Neves
Production Company: Red Desert
As a child of Portuguese immigrants in Luxembourg, the director explores her parents’ past through videotapes, which they used to record their new surroundings and doings in that distant country, and which they would later on send back home to Portugal. As the film progresses, we discover her father’s and mother’s pasts, their struggles in their new soon-to-be home, as well as the director’s new struggles to adjust in a country where she wasn’t born nor raised, without her parents.
Brazil | Documentary | 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?