Feminine Cinema Cycle – 29th Screening
28.10 - 21h00
Duration: 60 min
In October, under the heading Films at the Table, we present an extension of the 3rd Edition of PORTO FEMME - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
On the screen of Maus Hábitos it will be possible to watch a first filmic body, one of the many mirrors of this festival’s edition, which also occupies this venue monthly with a cinema offering directed by women.
The 3rd edition of PORTO FEMME came to an end last October 10th, after five days of film screenings, workshops, tributes, debates, a concert and an exhibition. With 127 films from 39 countries competing in the different categories.
In this session, which is diverse in its curatorship in terms of themes, the public will be able to see some of the films awarded by the Jury.
International Competition – Best Animation
Poland | 11’40’’ | 2018
Director: Małgorzata Bosek-Serafinska
Producer: Małgorzata Bosek-Serafinska
This film is dedicated to the memory of Marek Serafinski, an animation filmmaker and producer. It is a graphic and sound diary created from everyday life paper waste: labels, tickets etc. and cigarette packages of one chain smoker, accumulated by one collector within six years. It shows the degree of addiction, determination and a kind of addiction of the collector as well as a passage of time in that strange symbiosis of their shared life.
THE STONE GUEST
International Competition – Best Experimental
Spain | 8’20’’ | 2018
Director: Marina Fomenko
Producer: Marina Fomenko
The key figure of the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917 in Russia was Lenin. After his death in 1924 Lenin’s image was immortalized in countless numbers of monuments in the Soviet Union and in the Soviet bloc’s countries. In her video, the artist refers to depicted in stone image of the Revolution leader based on archival materials and found footage. There is neither living nor dead Lenin in the film; only “the stone guest” become ingrained in Soviet people lives after his death. The "birth" of each new stone Lenin is accompanied by a special ritual with speeches and festivities before a vast assembly. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the life cycle of the "stone guest" is coming to the end.
International Competition – Animation Special Mention
France | 5’00’’ | 2018
Director: Angèle Béraud
Producer: Kevin Bily
Through a pencil, we are going to follow the amorous epic of two women who meet, fantasize, and then lose themselves.
THE CUP IS ALREADY FILLING UP
International Competition – Documentary Special Mention
Sweden | 8’15’’ | 2018
Director: Debora Elgeholm
Producer: Debora Elgeholm, Trinidad Carillo, Torsten Rundqvist, Nils Friden
The film deals with the feeling of being chosen, and the responsibility that comes with being the Virgin Mary´s messenger. Using archive material, both image and text, a narrative is created from children's experiences of various apparitions in Fatima, Garabandal and Medjugorje.
IN THIS LAND WE’RE BRIEFLY GHOSTS
International Competition – Best Short Film
Myanmar | 16’01’’ | 2019
Director: Chen-Wen Lo
Cast: Kathy Arfa Htwe, Nathaniel Matulessya
Producer: Chen-Wen Lo
Myanmar, 2013. A 12-year-old Burmese child soldier, imprisoned yfor deserting battle, is forced to either kill her older brother, a fellow deserter, or die alongside him. Based on actual events.
International Competition – Short Film Special Mention
USA | 14’44’’ | 2019
Director: Zoé Salicrup
Cast: Emma Ramos, Rachel Lizette, Tim Eliot, Katty Velasquez, Quarrat Kadwani
Producer: Lauren Sowa, Tim Eliot
When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.