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, 2K DCP World premiere

With

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

Crew

DirectorPedro Cabeleira
Written byDiogo S. Figueira, Pedro Cabeleira, Ana Vilaça
CinematographyLeonor Teles
EditingPedro Cabeleira, Kate Saragaço-Gomes
MusicRafael Toral
Sound DesignTiago Raposinho
SoundBernardo Theriaga
Art DirectorAna Meleiro
CostumesAndrea Azevedo
ProducersPedro Fernandes Duarte, Vasco Esteves, Edyta Janczak-Hiriart
Co-ProductionKometa 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.

Filmography

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