By Flávio

Márcia is a social media pro and knows all the best poses and filters for perfect selfies. Her son Flávio helps her to take photos of herself. This is how she manages to hook up with famous rapper Da Reel Chullz on Instagram. She is not about to turn him down when he asks her out on a date – even if no one can be found to look after Flávio. A refreshing portrait of a single mother who knows how to work things out.
by Pedro Cabeleira
with Ana Vilaça, Rodrigo Manaia, Tiago Costa
Portugal / France 2022 Portuguese 27’ Colour


  • Ana Vilaça (Márcia)
  • Rodrigo Manaia (Flávio)
  • Tiago Costa (Da Reel Chullz)


Director Pedro Cabeleira
Written by Diogo S. Figueira, Pedro Cabeleira, Ana Vilaça
Cinematography Leonor Teles
Editing Pedro Cabeleira, Kate Saragaço-Gomes
Music Rafael Toral
Sound Design Tiago Raposinho
Sound Bernardo Theriaga
Art Director Ana Meleiro
Costumes Andrea Azevedo
Producers Pedro Fernandes Duarte, Vasco Esteves, Edyta Janczak-Hiriart
Co-Production Kometa Films Orléans

Produced by

Primeira Idade

Pedro Cabeleira

Born in Entroncamento, Portugal in 1992. Upon graduating with a degree in directing from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon, he started shooting his debut feature film, Damned Summer, without a budget. After a post-production period lasting three years, the film premiered at Locarno in 2017 and went on to screen at festivals including Mar del Plata, Turin, Tbilisi, Vilnius and Cannes (in the parallel ACID programme). His short film Filomena is part of the itinerant “Lisbon Acts” exhibition and screened at IndieLisboa.


2013 Estranhamento (Estrangement); medium-length film 2017 Verão Danado (Damned Summer) 2019 Filomena; short film 2022 By Flávio; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022