Mostra of Portuguese Cinema
Screening: Blood of my Blood
Opening of the Exhibit: Portuguese Cinema by Instituto Camões
A University of Toronto, York University and Camões, IP event
Wednesday, March 9th at 2:30 p.m.
Scott Library – York University, Keele Campus, Sound and Moving Image Library (SMIL): screening room (Scott 120)
Moderator: Aida Jordão
The realities of life are harsh in Padre Cruz, a slum on the edge of Lisbon, and its inhabitants struggle with violence and poverty. João Canijo’s latest feature portrays life in this decrepit Portuguese suburb through the story of a family attempting to transcend its hardships. Márcia (Rita Blanco) shares cramped quarters with her two young-adult children and her sister Ivete. Her daughter Cláudia shows promise in her nursing studies, but her son Joca (Rafael Morais) is a delinquent with a suspicious supply of cash. Márcia’s hopes for her daughter’s future are thrown into turmoil, however, when Cláudia announces she’s having a relationship with a married professor, an admission that brings out the specter of Márcia’s own past. FREE ADMISSION