PORTO FEMME SESSIONS
30.01 - 22h00
Feminine Cinema Cycle – 17th Screening
Sala de Espetáculos
On the last Wednesday of each month, Maus Hábitos will screen thematic cinema cycles in which the common denominator is films directed by women.
The objective is to give visibility to the work of women in the cinema, through the projection of their works and, whenever possible, their presence in the sessions, promoting the encounter between the public and the authors.
We began a new year with a selection of films that were part of the International Competition of the first edition of Porto Femme, officially announcing the new dates of the second edition of the film festival.
A selection that reaches us from the USA, Denmark, China and Brazil, curated by the Festival’s direction.
BRIDE OF FRANKIE
USA | 18’48 | 2017
Director: Devi Snively
Cast: Rachel Sledd, Jessica Ridenour, Sarah Jane Murray, Circus-Szalewski, Mark Lancaster
Producer: Agustin Fuentes
In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor's lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.
Denmark | 28’ | 2016
Director: Zara Zerny
Cast: Pernille Vallentin, Fatima Osborne, Sofie Ramsing, Maria Timm
Producer: Maria Møller Kjeldgaard e/and Rikke Tambo Andersen
A hybrid short film about motherhood based on real experiences - with one actress and a group of real mothers playing themselves within a fictive storyline. Pernille is pregnant and filled with joyful expectations to her new life as a mother. But when her son arrives her world is turned upside-down. The idyllic dream of motherhood is shattered and replaced by the reality of a crying baby. She seeks support and comfort from a group of far more experienced mothers, whom tries to help Pernille the best way they can. But how can one become a great mother?
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. They are:
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.