Maria Helena, 57 years old, lives in the small village of Lourel, on the outskirts of Lisbon. Her days are divided by the several chores imposed by household keeping: floor-washing, bathroom cleaning, doing the laundry. This is the story of a housewife who wished to fly faraway but didn’t, perhaps, as she puts it, because she was born “before time”. She goes through the daily routine with all she has left: memories and songs from another time, from a revolution (April, 1974), that fill in the soundtrack of her world and of her days. —Agência da Curta Metragem
She was born in 1976 in Lisboa, Portugal, and graduated in Media Sciences at the College of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon. She directed six episodes of the Inter-Europa serial and the feature-films Um Olho para Ver, Outro para Sentir (2001), Naquele Bairro (2002), and Estrela da Tarde (2004). In 2004 she directed a 28 minute documentary about an opera staging course called Na Pele do Urso.