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Date(s) - 18/11/2017

Triskel Arts Centre


Mental Health | Europe | Female Director | Youth 

Presented in association with Arts+Minds and the HSE Cork

Marta (Alice Albergaria Borges) is a introverted 17-year-old girl living with her parents in the suburbs of Lisbon. He father (Joao Pedro Vaz) is unemployed and with money tight, her mother (Beatriz Batarda) works a second job in the evenings. Drifting and depressed, Marta’s self-harming becomes increasingly desperate, though she finds a sympathetic purpose when a friend confides that she is pregnant. Meanwhile. Marta’s father resorts to reckless measures to mend his own battered pride. Teresa Villaverde’s languid, poignant and poetic portrayal of a family fractured by oppressive modern living is vital filmmaking, its depiction of mental illness perceptive and humane.

Presented in association with Arts+Minds and the HSE Cork

Director:  Teresa Villaverde
Producers:  Cécile Vacheret, Teresa Villaverde
Screenwriters:  Teresa Villaverde
Main Cast: João Pedro Vaz, Alice Albergaria Borges, Beatriz Batarda

Country: Portugal, France
Languages:  Portuguese
Colour:  Colour
Duration: 136 minutes

Tickets: €7.50 / €6.50 Concession