"Party Day", short film by the Portuguese director Sofia Bost, will have its world premiere at the Semaine de la Critique's competition of the Cannes Film Festival
"Party Day", the first short film by the Portuguese director Sofia Bost, was selected to be part of the official competition of the Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes Film Festival, which takes place between 15th and 23rd of May, in France.
Produced by Uma Pedra no Sapato and promoted international by Agência - Portuguese Short Film Agency, "Party Day" follows Mena on the birthday of her daughter Clara, and has the participation of actresses Rita Martins, Melissa Matos, Teresa Madruga, Sandra Celas, Mariana Silva, Sara Gonçalves and Fernanda Neves.
Sofia Bost revealed that "the film looks at the complexity of the relationships between mothers and daughters, a subject that has interested me for a long time and that I had already begun to explore in film school. When I read Tiago Bastos Capitão's script, I knew immediately that it was the right project for me."
Sofia Bost was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1986, and graduated in Communication Sciences in Lisbon. She completed her Masters degree in Filmmaking at the London Film School and lives and works in Lisbon.
Created in 1962 by the French Union of Film Critics as a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, Critic's Week focuses on discovering new talents. The past editions, films by Portuguese directors such as Carlos Conceição, Pedro Peralta and Cristéle Alves Meira were screened. The film selection committees, composed of critics who are members of the French Union of Film Critics, hence reveal the very unique universes of emerging talents. "Party Day" will run for the Leica Cine Discovery Prize for short films. In addition, the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution, the SACD Prize and the Canal + Prize for short films will be awarded.
Besides the screening in Cannes, La Semaine de la Critique’s scope of action includes accompanying the selected short film directors through Next Step. Sofia Bost will attend a one week workshop in December, with the purpose of helping her step further towards feature film.