This compilation brings together three unrelated short films by three young Portuguese filmmakers, each of which has recently played to acclaim at major European film festivals – and each of which will be receiving their UK premiere at the ICA.
Sofia Bost’s Party Day (Dia de Festa) follows a mother preparing a birthday party for her seven-year-old daughter – until a phone call from her own mother causes upset and anguish. Mariana Galvão’s Ruby portrays the in-between life of a young girl born to British parents but living in rural Portugal, a stranger in two lands whose best friend is preparing to return to England. And in Dogs Barking at Birds (Cães que ladram aos pássaros), Leonor Teles – who won the Golden Bear for Best Short at the 2016 Berlinale – trails Vincente, a young man forced from his home city of Porto by gentrification. A captivating trilogy.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Sofia Bost and Mariana Gaivão
Três Realizadoras Portuguesas is screening as part of Collective Mobilisation, a survey of work from contemporary Portuguese cinema co-presented by the ICA, TERRATREME and Uma Pedra no Sapato.
Thu, 23 Jun 2022
£13 Full, £11 Concessions, £6.50 Green/Blue Members