Feminine Cinema Cycle – 29th Screening
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.
• GIRLS GROW UP DRAWING HORSES
International Competition – Experimental Special Mention
USA | 7’23’’ | 2019
Director: Joanie Wind
Producer: Joanie Wind
Society’s capitalist and consumerist views of women amount to little more than their views of horses. Their value is found not in their humanity, but in their appearance and their labor, and how each may be exploited. In Girls Grow Up Drawing Horses, these relationships and parallels occur to the narrator as she considers her grandma’s life as well as her own. Layers of animated colors, textures, and found footage explore these observations, the idea of healing family trauma, and the metaphorical significance of horses and women’s gender roles.
Competição Internacional – Melhor Animação
Iceland | 15’00’’ | 2019
Director: Anna Karín
Cast: Hafrún Arna Johannes-dóttir, Birta Mubaraka
Producer: Anna Karín
Lísa is fifteen years old and lives with her mother in the suburbs in Iceland. She is different from girls her age, and she hasn’t reached puberty. She is isolated and has a big secret about herself. Regular uncomfortable doctors visits and struggling with her self image demonstrates her everyday life.
• PAINLESS LABOUR
National Competition – Best Documentary
Portugal | 21’00’’ | 2020
Director: Maria Mire
Cast: Marta Rego
Producer: Plataforma M
Through archives and memory exercises, the story of the obstetrician Cesina Bermudes is told. A conversation that starts by the window and extends through an imagined intimacy: “I was sweeping the ground floor of a house that we occupied in Lisbon. I heard someone knocking on the window. Then I saw you. At the time you’d be about 80 years old. You had very curled hair and you were all dressed in white, leaning on a cane… do you remember?”
• ALICE BY NIGHT
National Competition – Best short fiction
Portugal | 12’10’’ | 2018
Director: Matilde Calado
Cast: Mia Tomé, Rodrigo Perdigão, Filipe Abreu, Ricardo Barbosa
Producer: Matilde Calado, António Simão
Even before we know ourselves, when we are little, the only thing we want is to be loved. Alice By Night is an observational fiction. It shows us the common state we are when in love and the determination when being after someone. An analysis on the old illusion that the prince charming will come and fill the emotional weaknesses we have in life.
National Competition – Best Actress Special Mention - Teresa Tavares
Portugal | 13’12’’ | 2018
Director: Leonor Alexandrino
Cast: Teresa Tavares, José Martins, Leonardo Proganó
Producer: Glória Dias
Diana is a 42 year old swimming coach who is on sick leave and spends her nights alone at home without sleeping. On one of these nights Diana starts to hear, at late hours, a strange noise coming from the street. When she goes to the balcony she sees a blind man walking outside, stopping to look at Diana. This enigmatic figure upsets her so much that, after seeing the blind man again the following nights, she decides to go after him. Diana follows him to a beach and both have a conversation where their past is revealed.