Tempo comum

One of the most far-reaching events in a human life is the birth of your baby. But life with a newborn can be so ordinary and at the same time all-embracing: the wash is drying in the corridor, the bathroom has to be cleaned. In the calm rhythm of the day, Ordinary Time skims past authentic moments like this.
In her feature debut, the Portuguese filmmaker Susana Nobre presents pregnancy leave in a charming and sensitive way, while avoiding the romance and the drama. Conversations with visiting friends do open up a more complex world behind the ordinariness, however. Like the girlfriend who is quarrelling with her daughter about her slow morning ritual, and the friend who has decided to have no children because he doesn’t want to pass on his worse characteristics. We mainly see the new generation sleeping peacefully in this film.
 

Filmmaker
Susana Nobre
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Portugal, France
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
64’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
João Matos, Sophie Erbs
Production Company
Terratreme Filmes, Cinéma Defacto
Sales
Terratreme Filmes
Writer
Susana Nobre
Cinematography
Paulo Menezes
Editor
João Rosas
Sound Design
Miguel Martins
Cast
Marta Lança, Pedro Casteinheira , Clara Casteinheira