Set in Lisbon, an ensemble drama that explores the lives of a tight-knit group of friends. These women “of a certain age” are professionals: mothers, lovers and wives, each of whom is facing a mid-life crisis, questioning their lives and wondering if there isn’t something more. Linda is a TV journalist who discovers that despite her success, she’s sleepwalking through a surprisingly empty life; Eva is a passionate and romantic professor who finds herself hopelessly in love with a man half her age; Chloe is the owner of a beauty salon who becomes attracted to another woman. Bianca is an actress, who’s temperament drives her to extremes; and Barbara, is a caterer who takes solace in her family as she faces an alarming crisis. –Inbaseline
Luís Galvão Teles was born in Lisbon in 1945, in a family that has strong links to the Douro region. After graduating with a BA honours degree in law, he worked as an assistant director for the public broadcaster, Rádio Televisão Portuguesa and in 1968 attended the Institut de Formation Cinématographique in Paris. In 1972 he directed his first medium length feature “Bestiaire”, that won an award in the Bérgamo Film Festival.
As a member of the Portuguese Cinema Centre, in 1972 he directed the film “Entremês Famoso Sobre da Pesca do Rio Minho”. In 1974 he co-founded the Cinequanon cooperative that produced works which captured the key issues raised during the post-Revolutionary period.
He directed his first feature film, “The Confederation”, in 1978 and in 1997, he founded the production company Fado Filmes. Since then he has produced over 15 co-productions including his award-winning film, “Elles”, together with “Jaime”, by António-Pedro Vasconcelos – one of Portugal’s… read more