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Factory North Portugal

Factory North Portugal

Quinzaine 2023 | Film supported by the Fortnight | 53 min

ESPINHO / L'ÉCHARDE / THORN
15 min
writers-directors : Andre Guiomar (Portugal) & Mya Kaplan (Israel)
cast : Miguel Ribeiro - Téo; Ricardo Vaz Trindade - Padre João; Catarina Lacerda - Maria

Téo, a lunar teenager, meets the new priest of his rural village, who just returned from Mozambique. As the two get closer, they develop a spiritual bond immersed in attraction.


MARIA
13 min
writers-directors : Mario Macedo (Portugal) and Dornaz Hajiha (Iran)
cast : Ângela Marques - Maria ; Cristina Cunha - Rosário; Gustavo Sumpta - Porfírio ; Júlia Valente - Carolina; Manuel Nabais - David.

Maria spends her days working at her step family’s noisy metal factory. Crushed by the violence of men, she also must take care of her both depressive sister-in-law and niece. A revolution starts boiling inside her.


AS GAIVOTAS CORTAM O CEU / LES MOUETTES DÉVORENT LE CIEL / SEAGULLS CUT THE SKY
17 min
writers-directors : Mariana Bártolo (Portugal) & Guillermo García López (Spain)
cast : Sandra Salomé - Clara; Constança Carvalho Homem - Raquel; Maria Gil - Sónia

Dense atmosphere of change and union strikes in Porto's harbor. Clara, owner of a fishermen's bar threatened by closure, finds in the arms of Raquel, waitress on cruise ships, the only shelter to express her fears and contradictions.

Director

Andre Guiomar

Andre Guiomar is a director, producer, cinematographer, and editor. His debut feature documentary Our Land, Our Altar premiered at Sheffield and won Director Award at Porto/Post/Doc. André also directed short films: Skin of Light,  Jury Prize at Doclisboa and Python, winner of several international awards. Andre is working on his 1st fiction feature: Normality.
 

Mya Kaplan

Mya Kaplan is an Israeli writer- director and cinematographer. She is a graduate of the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. Her diploma film Night Visit (2021) was selected at the Cinéfondation, Cannes Film Festival. Alongside the cinematic work, she acted as the festival Director of the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival for two years. She is currently developing a TV series and working on her first feature film as a writer-director.

Mario Macedo

Mario studied cinema in Portugal and Denmark. Two of his short documentaries, Tio Rui and Maria Sem Pecado, premiered at DocLisboa. The latter won National Grand Prix at FEST 2017. In 2018, he finished his documentary trilogy with A Volta da Revolta. His first fiction short film Terceiro Turno (Skin River) won Best Director award at Curtas Vila do Conde and. He lives between Copenhagen, Zagreb, Berlin and Portugal. He's working on his 1st fiction feature: The Robbery.

Mariana Bartolo

Mariana Bártolo lives between Germany and Portugal. She is a filmmaker, performer ,and multimedia artist. She finished her studies at Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2020 and graduated at Escola Superior de Dança Lisbon in 2008. Her recent films Mansa (2021) and Whale Beards (2021) are currently touring international festivals, such as Palm Springs Shortfest, Oberhausen, IndieLisboa, Osnabrück and Max Opüls Preis. She has been involved in various productions mainly associated with performance and documentary and develops parallel projects in the areas of photography, installation, and drawing. She is currently working on her new documentary film At the table and collaborating in the development of the series Em banho maria and the intermedia project The loss of the night.

Guillermo Garcia Lopez

Guillermo García López is a filmmaker born in Madrid. His 1st  film, Frágil Equilibrio, won the Goya for Best Documentary Feature after its premiere at IDFA. He was selected at the Cinéfondation Residency in Paris to write his 1st fiction feature, Ciudad Sin Sueño. In 2020, Guillermo received the prestigious Princess of Girona Award for Arts and Literature.

Dornaz Hajiha

Dornaz Hajiha is an Iranian director. Her 1st feature Like a fish on the Moon was in selected in competition in Karlovy Vary and is actually touring around the world. She’s working on her 2nd feature film, Diaphanous.

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Screenings in Cannes

Théâtre Croisette - 05/17/2023 12:30pm

Cinéma Alexandre III - 05/18/2023 4:30pm

Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1 - 05/20/2023  10:45pm

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