Ordinary Time

Susana Nobre

IFFR 2018

Bright Future

  • 64'
  • Portugal
  • 2018
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.
 
Director
Susana Nobre
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Portugal, France
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
64'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Tempo comum
Language
Portuguese
Producers
João Matos / Terratreme Filmes, Sophie Erbs / Cinéma Defacto
Production Companies
Terratreme Filmes, Cinéma Defacto
Sales
Terratreme Filmes
Screenplay
Susana Nobre
Cinematography
Paulo Menezes
Editor
João Rosas
Sound Design
Miguel Martins
Cast
Marta Lança, Pedro Casteinheira , Clara Casteinheira