WEDNESDAY NIGHT FEVER sessions are back!
In this new period of social isolation, we want to continue to inspire you with the visions of our female filmmakers. This way, in partnership with Maus Hábitos, Saco Azul and Avenida Café-Concerto, these streaming movie nights will take place again until we can return to our favorite theaters.
For these “Wednesday nights' fever”, we share with you some of the Official Selection of the 3rd edition of Porto Femme.
A “Wednesday night fever” that gives us an impulse to create bridges and to meet virtually so we can share some films with you. We fight against this virus by creating a cinematic epidemic with the mission of making some female filmmakers known.
This session, dedicated to National Cinema and our Portuguese directors, is already the 7th and third of this 2.0 season, that will take place on March 31st at 9 pm (Portugal time) on the Facebook pages of @portofemme, @saco.azul.associacao.cultural, @mhabitos and @avenidacc.
The world needs great actions and measures. We keep isolating but also assuring our purpose in small gestures and actions.
ALICE BY NIGHT
Best Short Film Award – National Competition
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.
ALVORADA | DAWN
Portugal | 11’38’’ | 2020
Director: Carolina Neves
Cast: Afonso Alves, João Cravo Cardoso, Carlos Gomes
Producer: Kyle Sousa
Vasco is exposed to his brother's extremist ideals, expressed through the National Socialist Black Metal genre. However, Vasco does not identify with the nature of the movement and hides from his brother an essential aspect of his life, in order to avoid a fraternal break, while tracing the path of self-acceptance.
YOUR ARMS ARE MY WAVES
Portugal | 11’00’’ | 2019
Director: Débora Gonçalves
Cast: Ana Brandão, Manuel Wiborg
Producer: Ana Pedrosa, Jéssica Almeida, Débora Gonçalves
A couple, woman and man, united by love, years and fights, to whom fragility and economic difficulty happens. Having nothing else to give or do, they give themselves to each other, for each other.
Portugal | 3’10’’ | 2019
Director: Débora Mendes
Producer: Débora Mendes
When a scientist looks through the lens of her microscope at the abyss, the abyss looks back at her.
Portugal | 5’57’’ | 2018
Director: Débora Rodrigues, Joana Flauzino, Vanessa Santos
Producer: Débora Rodrigues, Joana Flauzino, Vanessa Santos
On a balcony, a man smokes restlessly. When he heads back inside an unknown woman provokes him, taking him on an introspective journey. Despite the insecurity, the man lets himself be carried away by this woman towards his true self.
Best Documentary Award – National Competition
Portugal | 21’00’’ | 2020
Director: Maria Mire
Voice over: 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?”