September is a special month. In this month, the wednesdays are about "Cinema à Mesa" (Films at the Table).
This event intends to be a pre-festival, preparing the city for the 3rd edition of PORTO FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, which takes place from the 6th to the 10th of October.
In the four sessions, which will take place on the 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th of September at 9 pm, we present films that have been in competition since the first edition and that return for the first time since they were screened at the festival, at the Maus Hábitos show room.
In each session, a special guest will be present.
We count on your presence to come and celebrate the cinema with us!
Duration: 60 minutes
France | 12’52’’ | 2018
Direction: Chiara Fleischhacker
Production: Karl Heidelbach
Cast: Anaïs Mauri, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Lassina Nebo aka Naab
The 14-year-old Céline sits in a designer dress, with high hair and perfect make-up in front of her father's camera. It should be the perfect photo today, never before has so much time been invested in preparation. She looks beautiful, but how long can the outer shine obscure her emotional world? Is this really herself or is it her father's ideal, an empty template that is put on a new mask at every shooting?
France | 18’00’’ | 2018
Direction: Latifa Said
Production: João Antunes, Latifa Said
Anne must come and pick up her father's stuff at his household room. An Algerian emigrant she barely knew, he just passed away. Anne is going to discover her father through his objects and realize, after all those years, that he loved her.
MISS BLACK GERMANY
Germany | 12’19’’ | 2018
Direction: Elisha Smith-Leverock
Production: Elisha Smith-Leverock
“Being German doesn’t equal being white.”
What does it feel like to grow up in a society whose beauty standards are so different from your own? Challenging what it means to be beautiful in the Western world, Miss Black Germany documents the stories, hopes, dreams and fears of four contestants participating in the first Miss Black Germany pageant.
A HARD DAY IN THE EMPIRE
Direction: Sezen Kayhan
Production: Beste Yamalioglu
Cast: Ayris Alptekin, Sezgi Mengi, Murat Kılıç, Reyhan Özdilek, Cem Baza
Cansu (26) works as an art department assistant on the set of an Ottoman period soap opera. On a difficult day, she cannot fulfill the extreme requests of the director. Challenging conditions, various caprices and endless requests bring her to an irreversible moment.
THIS IS NOT NOUVELLE
Portugal | 6’20’’ | 2018
Direction: Débora Gonçalves
Production: Débora Gonçalves
A story about a young film student who is not able to make films.