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 Saco Azul, Maus Hábitos 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 award-winning films in 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 is the 5th session, but the first of this 2.0 season, that will take place on January 27th 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.
Students Competition – Best Animation
Portugal | 3’47’’ | 2018
Director: Michelle Brand
Producer: Michelle Brand
School: Royal College of Arts, UK
People come, people go. Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see. The film explores the idea of how everyone is connected in a way we may not realise. By sharing time, space and movement, we overlap and create a bigger picture.
I SEE IN THE DARK
Students Competition – Documentary Special Mention
Slovenia | 16’24’’ | 2019
Director: Lana Bregar
Producer: Jožica Blatnik
School: Universidade de Ljubljana, SLO
Confessions of people who have lost their sight during their lives. What are their feelings and how do they view their apparent handicap?
Festival Award for Best Student Film
Germany | 5’14’’ | 2019
Director: Maria Trigo Teixeira
School: Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, DE
A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion.
Women’s Struggles and Rights Award – Special Mention
Peru | 10’47’’ | 2018 | FIC
Director: César Zamudio de Souza
Cast: Sylvia Majo, Marina Kapoor, Alecita Saavedra
Producer: Laura Gil
Juliana is an experienced taxi driver who is trapped in the memory of her childhood, until a difficult situation makes her reconsider her past decisions.
I AM FATOU
XX Element Competition – Award for Best Film
Italy | 18’12’’ | 20 | FIC
Director: Amir Ramadan
Cast: Fatou Sokhna, Nar Gada Gaye, Riccardo Petrozzi
Producer: Giulio Baraldi
Fatou is a 23-year-old Italian girl of Senegalese origin. She lives in a suburb of Rome with her mother, who would like to educate her according to the rigid impositions of her culture of origin. But Fatou is looking for her own identity that combines her black Muslim origin with Italian society.
XX Element Competition – Special Mention
R. Korea | 15’00’’ | 2019 | FIC
Director: Jegwang Yeon
Cast: Kyunghwa Lee, Bongsik Hyun
Producer: Jegwang Yeon
Reonghee and I are illegal aliens. Yesterday, Reonghee died while running away from the Immigrant Office Agents. The company we worked for is only concerned about covering up the mess. I'm going to find Reonghee, who's body the company has hidden somewhere and give her the funeral that she deserves.
*Every last Wednesday of each month, the Maus Hábitos screens thematic cinema cycles in which the common denominator is films directed by women.
The aim is to give visibility to the work of women in the film industry, through the projection of their works and, whenever possible, their presence in the sessions, promoting the encounter between the public and the authors.