East Austin is changing. The historical area that used to be the land for minorities, nowadays becomes a trendy place for high-end restaurants and chic bars. Still, some long-term residents refuse to leave and proceed with their lives in the east side of the city. East Side documents the strangeness and beauty of the ordinary, the everyday life of native while the space becomes gentrified and contaminated by new neighbors.
What are the mysteries hidden behind a happy family portrait? What memories, repressed feelings and resentments remain veiled by a society rooted in a patriarchal system?
"Entranhas" (Guts) is a black and white, silent movie, filmed in super 8mm, and composed by a single 2'30'' minutes sequence shot, which aims questioning the female role in society and women's representation in film.
Premiere: V Douro Film Festival, 2016
Screenings: ShortCutz Porto, 2017
Portuguese Consulate in Macau, 2017
a film by Patrícia Nogueira
Starring: Ana César Aires, Sofia Flórido, Renato Aires
Cinematography: Rui Flórido
Gaffer: Fábio Coelho
Camera Assistants: Fábio Coelho, Telmo D. Moreira
Graphic Design: Miguel Nogueira
Four inmates. Two of them are allowed Intimate Visits. One requested it to be cancelled. The other one asked to join the program. Four stories that intersect inside the Special Prison Facility of Santa Cruz do Bispo, Portugal, where time is set by the repetition of days. Four stories about four women, who reflect and share their intimacy.
Since the end of the XIX century until the 1980's Montalegre region (in the north of Portugal) knew how to take advantage from wolfram. The small village Borralha born and lived around the mine and to overcome the hard life conditions many people dedicated their lives to ore's exploration, even if sometimes the activity was not completely legal. The wealth periods, when the wolfram prices reaches the highest ratings, and the exploration activities of the ore are called by people from Montalegre as "Fárria".