Becoming Male in the Middle Ages

  • 22'
  • Portugal
  • 2022

Mirene and André are a heterosexual couple struggling with infertility issues. Carl and Vicente are a homosexual couple undergoing an experimental procedure in order to have a biological child. The film's classic cinematography contrasts with a science-fictionalised narrative, to deliver an utterly refreshing exploration of gender, reproduction, normativity, and the notion of family. A work that’s food for thought – like the lab-grown meat in its opening scene.

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET



Director
Pedro Neves Marques
Country of production
Portugal
Production Year
2022
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
22'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Tornar-se um homem na Idade Média
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Catarina de Sousa
Production Company
Foi Bonita a Festa
Sales
Portugal Film - Portuguese Film Agency
Screenplay
Pedro Neves Marques
Cinematography
Marta Simões
Editor
Margarida Lucas
Production Design
Joana Cardoso
Sound Design
Bernardo Theriaga
Music
HAUT
Cast
Isabel Costa, Zé Bernardino, Nuno Nolasco, Pedro Neves Marques, Joana Manuel, Vítor de Andrade